I talk a big game about color, but let’s be honest, ladies: black is every girl’s best friend. When you’re feeling uninspired, just throw on black on black and you look instantly pulled together. I mean, just check Miranda Kerr out. Mainly black, and far from frumpy.
Or Elin Kling. Wowza.
Or these two chic peas:
In short, this post pays tribute to my ol’, moody standby: black. It does so first by fawning over this ri-donc-u-lous vintage Hermes Constance bag. A cool $5K, and it’s yours.
Now, I will admit that the price tag of this sleek black tote by The Row ($6,200) is enough to put any right-minded gal into cardiac arrest…but ain’t it beautiful?!
Talk about an investment piece. Love the lines and simplicity. At any rate, this would go with everything, FULL-STOP. For workskis, just toss on a simple black shift, like this textured Rachel Comey style ($552) and some huge black YSL sunnies ($325):
And finish with some gold-and-black Marc Jacobs flats ($392):
Maybe just a single golf cuff ($110) to tie it all together?!
Also, don’t call me crazy, but I’m kind of into suiting with shorts for this summer. Envision yourself in some textured black DKNY shorts ($245) — or get the look for less with this $69 eyelet pair from J. Crew — and a white blouse (I own the J. Crew Blythe ($98), pictured below, but Equipment is the ultimate label in blousing, and — if you are into more of a funky print, this fun $60 blush swan print blouse caught my eye) with a black blazer (take your pick, but I love mine, which is from Theory):
Finish with gladiator sandals — I SWOON over these Valentinos ($875):
In closing, two fetching accessories you might consider snapping up for your lather-rinse-repeat black outfit: first, this fun KJL tassel necklace ($125 — tassels are where.its.at):
Love the idea of this with a simple white or patterned black-and-white blouse. Second: I know I waxed poetic about The Row tote above, but check out this affordable Zara style ($80):