Last night, I had the chance to go out to dinner with one of my favorite bloggers and DC Goodwill Fashionistas, Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen. We all ventured out to Seasons 52 and had a great conversation about our blogs – it really was a wonderful time.
She rocked this amazing outfit to our dinner which consisted of a gorgeous fringe black sweater, a black motorcycle jacket, and black leather pants. As soon as I saw this look, I fell absolutely in love.
So for today’s #MyGoodwillFind I wanted to talk about a look that was hands down inspired by hers. The all-black ensemble was just dynamite!
This Zara Basic black blazer is a sleek mod and gorgeously diagonal cut in a size large. It’s collarless and made to be semi-form fitting, yet flattering. It originally costs $60+ and is made of a deep black wrinkle-less fabric.
At the office or even in the evening, I’d rock this blazer in a sleek look with black items.
In terms of a top, I’d opt for French stripes or perhaps a flirty top for a date night out. Because the blazer is mod and basic with gold detailing, you can play with textures in the top such as lace or tulle.
My inspiration from Alison really comes in for the pants in this look. A pair of black leather or shiny pants would look edgy when paired with today’s find. Bottoms are a superb way to integrate diverse textures.
Image by Polyvore.
In terms of shoes, a black bootie would work if the weather is feeling right. However, now that it’s getting warmer out, scrappy flats or even gladiator sandals will further play up an edgy vibe.
Any black handbag would pair nicely with the shoes, whether it’s a work tote or small cross body bag. The key with any handbag though is to use it to further embrace your sleek angles and all black palette. I’m thinking about a sculptural work of art here!
Finally, jewelry should stay gold to match the blazer detailing…it’s just a must. But you don’t have to go too crazy with it. A nice small necklace or earrings will do just the trick!
What would you rock with today’s My Goodwill Find, fashionistas? Is edgy the right route to take?