Here we go again! Yeah, I realize just yesterday I showed you how to transition into fall with a white tee. Ha! But the simplicity of these posts is kinda the point. Unfortunately, we often overlook the obvious…so I’m pointing it out! Yep. You can beautifully and easily transition into fall with a black tee and blue jeans.
I used to think you couldn’t wear black with blue jeans. But you absolutely can! In fact, it’s a great color combination – black and denim blue.
This outfit follows the same formula I presented in yesterday’s post. I explained it pretty fully there, so today I’ll keep it straight forward.
STEP 1 – START WITH A CLEAN SLATE.
For my “clean slate” I chose a black v-neck tee and high rise straight fit ankle jeans with a raw hem, both from Banana Republic. Choosing a black tee instead of a white one will help you create a chic, understated look for the early days of fall.
Style Tip – Don’t be afraid to tuck your shirt in! A loose front tuck actually hides a multitude of flaws, believe it or not, because it creates a soft fit.
STEP 2 – ACCESSORIZE WITH WARM TONES.
I added warmth to my look with my leopard print vegan suede belt again. But a caramel leather belt would have worked well, too.
Style Tip – Pair black and caramel or brown leather for a rich look.
STEP 3 – ADD A HANDBAG & SHOES IN NEUTRALS.
As in yesterday’s post, these are not really my preferred shoes for this outfit. They’re just one of the few pair I had found and unpacked at the time! But the caramel leather in these bay slides does work with this black and denim look, especially in the warmer days of early fall.
Again I chose to carry my new Tory Burch hobo bag. I love this bag. I picked it up when it was discounted considerably, but I’m determined to use it for years and get a good price per wear out of it.
Style Tip – Simply changing to a more fall/winter appropriate handbag is a great way to transition your simplest outfits into the new season without adding warmth or bulk.
STEP 4 – ADD SOME SMART JEWELRY
STEP 5 – ADD A THIRD PIECE.
This woven knit kimono is fast becoming a favorite piece. And it’s perfect for adding a layer of interest and texture to this basic black tee without adding too much warmth.
There you have it! This black tee outfit is cool and simple, but the darker, richer colors and a simple third piece help create a distinctly fall look. It’s perfect for strolling through shops, lunch and a matinee or a morning at the farmer’s market. Of course, this is what I’m prone to wear when I’m working in my home office, too.
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Do you have people in your life whom you love and care about who do not know the Lord? I do, too. It comforts me to know that God does not will for these loved ones to perish, and that He is patiently waiting for them to turn to Him for their salvation.
But the promise of 2 Peter 3:9 also compels me to pray for these dear ones and to share God’s love and grace with them freely. Let’s not squander the time God has given us to share His good news. Instead, let’s take full advantage of this gracious gift and tell someone every day about the goodness of the Lord. Who will you share God’s grace with today?
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. ~ 2 Peter 3:9