Well, yesterday it was all black and grey and today I’m going with classic black and white. It’s time for a summer style palette cleanser, part two! For those of you who just love to wear color, color, color during the summer…I get you! Your challenge, oh lover of color, is to check out my classic black and white summer outfit and imagine how you would bring a little color to it.
As I said in yesterday’s post, I think I’m more of a neutrals gal at heart. While I’m drawn to trending colors in the store, I really prefer wearing classic neutrals like black, grey, white, brown or navy. When I wear colors, I feel like they shine. When I wear neutrals, I feel like I show up. Don’t over analyze that. Hahaha! I could feel completely differently about it tomorrow! LOL!
I’ll give you just a few seconds to realize that today’s black and white summer outfit is composed of the exact same essentials as yesterday’s look, but in different neutrals. I’m wearing another of the Marcy fitted crewneck t-shirts, this time in black. This Mott & Bow wardrobe essential is amazingly soft and has a very nice drape to it. It doesn’t have the heft of my other t-shirts, but I actually like that here. It skims the body more. That’s why I sized up to a large for this black t-shirt.
My white chinos run true to size and they have just enough stretch to aid in mobility and give you lots of comfort. Can you see through them? Sure. A little. But not to the point that it’s a problem. Just definitely wear nude toned undies. (I recommend these! I wear the soft tan. Right now these great panties are buy 3/get 2 free.)
Now let’s talk a little about the composition of this outfit, shall we? I intentionally kept yesterday’s black and grey look very pared down and understated. I just love the minimalist look of black and grey.
But when it comes to black and white, I like to throw in bold splashes of gold or silver, take your pick, animal print and/or other textures. So…I did a little of all the above. Ha!
I could have worn a bigger statement necklace, but since I also added a hat (similar), big gold filigree earrings and a bold bracelet (comparable option), I decided to keep my necklace noticeable but a little on the dainty side.
My black gladiator sandals with gold studs have been marked down at Nordstrom, but they’re also selling out. They are available in several shades and run true to size. they’re quite comfortable, but not the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn or anything. You’ll find a bigger selection of sizes and colors at Zappos. I love the way the gold studs add interest and a little edge to this outfit.
I got my hat at Target last year, and I’m not finding this exact one on the website this summer. Never fear. I actually like this packable boater hat with black trim even more. Don’t you?
For those of you who have been eyeing my reversible black faux leather tote, it’s RESTOCKED! Woohoo! And this versatile bag also comes in two other color/pattern combinations, too. Do I ever turn the leopard print to the outside? Yep, I sure do! See this post to get a glimpse of the animal print side.
Now isn’t that a snazzy outfit??? Just because it’s lacking color doesn’t mean it’s missing charm. But if you wanted to add color, I’d simply suggest adding a chunky necklace and/or earrings in the color of your choice and then pick that color up again in your handbag or shoes if possible.
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Thanks so much for stopping in today. What about you? Do you like to pause the color parade and wear neutrals every now and again during the summer? Or if you’re a color girl all the way, how would you make this simple outfit work for you? I’d love to hear from you today!
Blessed for My Day
Want something with sticking power? Read God’s Word. Jesus promised that heaven and earth will eventually pass away, but His words will not. When we put our faith and hope in things of this earth – whether they be relationships, possessions, experiences, goals, man’s wisdom, or what have you – we will eventually be disappointed when they fade, either in value or existence. But when we plant Jesus’ words or the words of the Bible in our hearts and minds, those words have eternal effects.
Share with me a scripture that you are currently planting in your heart and mind, if you will. How are you going about doing that? Are you memorizing it? Meditating on it daily? Have you written it down and posted it in a prominent place? Or maybe you’re sharing it with other people. How are you clinging to the one thing that will not pass away?
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. ~ Matthew 24:35