I recently hit the streets of
The day we ventured uptown was a gloomy one, so I was definitely fearful that my fellow fashionistas would be inside staying dry. Fortunately, I met two students who looked adorable. One girl had a on pair of Burberry boots that were great, but pricey! I bought a similar pair of J. Crew black wellies and added some fun argyle socks for a cute look at a fraction of the price.
I ran into one shopper who had on a simple black dress with a bright pink scarf and a grey cardigan. She was wearing tights and boots and looked perfect for a cold, rainy day. But she got me thinking, this dress is the type of dress I'm talking about when I say versatility! Ladies, always look for pieces that can be worn every season! I found a great black dress from Banana Republic that looks just as stylish with ballet flats as it does with boots.
There was nothing extraordinary about the outfit the tourist I ran into was wearing. She was wearing a black turtleneck and jeans, ballet flats and a silver trench. But she looked great! It's because she knew how to work her basics. Sometimes the simplest items are the chicest, but also the priciest. I found some great basics at great prices.
Accessories All Black
A really easy way to look fabulous without spending a fortune, is accessorizing an all black outfit. We all have a black turtleneck, tee shirt or button down and a black skirt or pair of pants. By adding a great pendant or a strand of beads, you can totally change your look.
Pop of Color
Another great way to work an all black ensemble is by adding a pop of color. I ran into an
As always, happy shopping!