How to Jazz Up Your Basic Black Wardrobe for Fall/Winter & Blog Linkup

I don't know about you guys, but for Fall/Winter I always feel like if I have great black basics in my wardrobe, everything else is on point. Let's face it, you can take a great pair of black pants and a black cashmere turtleneck and layer almost anything over it to achieve a great look.  I can't lie, I buy four or five of the same black cashmere sweaters (I buy crew neck and turtleneck), and they are worn on repeat during the Fall/Winter months. I love light weight cashmere because it will basically adapt to weather. If it's really cold, it keeps you warm, but, on the other hand, you won't burn up if it's just chilly out.



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BAGATELLE LEATHER BIKER JACKET: Same jacket in four different colors available HERE and30% OFF through 9/23/17. Similar: HEREHERE, and HERE in faux leather // CASHMERE TURTLENECK OLD LOFT: Similar HEREHERE and HERE // BLACK SKINNY PANTS: Similar: HEREHERE and HERE // VINCE CAMUTO BOOTS: Similar: HEREHERE and HERE 

I'm a fan of all black. I love it...maybe it's the way contrasts with my pale skin or the way it sets off my red hair...I don't know...I just know I LOVE IT! 😍 However, at times, all black needs a little jazzing up. So, I like to add a contrasting jacket or boots with special detail, like these black boots with silver detail. To set a contrasting tone, I also like to wear tannish brown or burgundy boots with black.





I absolutely love the detail on this leather jacket.  Let me tell you, this jacket is heavy and extremely great quality. I have linked the exact same jacket in four different colors above, along with alternative jackets in this same color and a faux leather version for all of you great thrifty shoppers.  I love it in this light pinkish color because it's just different.


Admittedly, I'm a huge fan of black, on black on black! I just love the streamlined appearance of it, and for those of you who are vertically challenged (a/k/a SHORT) like me, it just makes you feel taller, doesn't it? For us short people (I'm only 5'1") anything that helps is appreciated! Another thing, black is just easy and classic and is the absolute best neutral.


FAUX FUR VEST (Old Rachel Zoe): Similar: HERE for less than $50 and HERE for less than $35 // BOOTIES (Old Ann Taylor) Similar: HEREHERE and HERE

To give my outfit an entirely different vibe, I've styled the same black pants and sweater with a multi-colored faux fur vest and shorter black booties.  I love the contrast of the brown tones in the vest with the black. I bought this vest several years ago and have enjoyed it every winter since.  It looks really great for faux fur, and it's warm!  These booties are a little dressy and can even be worn with a skirt or dress. They were my night time go-to booties on a trip to New York because they just looked great with everything.


PONCHO (Last years Target) Similar: HERE for less than $20HERE and HERE for less than $70 // BOOTS (old) Similar: HERE and HERE

To create an entirely different look, with a more comfy cozy feel, I styled the exact same pants and sweater with reddish brown knee boots and a cozy poncho, and I have linked similar options above. This is a super comfy and warm travel style and actually is a lovely look for dinner out or a casual day at the office. The boots pick up the burgundy tones in the poncho to tie the look together.

So, whether you love basic black by itself or jazzed up a bit, the options are basically limitless. Just change up your outerwear and boots, and your outfit looks completely different. Below scroll right below to see more options.




As always, I love to share my favorite sales and places to shop, so I have linked them below:

Loft 40% Off Everything. Offer valid 9/20 at 3am - 9/26 at 3am

Limited Time Special: 50% off Women's Clearance Shoes. Shop now at Macys.com! Valid 9/21 through 9/25

New & Only at Target! A New Day - Style that goes wherever you do


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XOXO,


Julie💋






23 comments :

  1. Julie, I also am a huge fan of all black as a starting point for fabulous layers and showcasing amazing shoes! By the way, your shoes are amazing...all of them in this post! You look fabulous! And I am going to add your link up to my page of Fabulous Link Ups, too! Thanks for sharing your inspiring style with us all!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comments Shelbee and thanks for adding me to your linkups! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Love your post! I think it is fun how we both had similar posts today! You are so beautiful! I'm so excited to see you do a link up party! Thanks for joining our Style Wise link up party today!
    Peace!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. Thank you so much Cheryl! Black is my go-to, for sure! Thanks so much for all of your help!! I really appreciate it!

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  3. I love Black, but it doesn't love me! I'm going for more Browns and Creams this year. Your right what you say, get the basics right and you can add anything. Loving those Boots! xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Oh, I bet black is beautiful on you! However, I love creams and browns too! Thank you for your sweet comments!💋

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  4. I love Black, but it doesn't love me! I'm going for more Browns and Creams this year. Your right what you say, get the basics right and you can add anything. Loving those Boots! xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  5. Awesome outfit looks! I also love Black and adding things to make a great outfit. Thanks for sharing :)

    www.tipsyheelz.com

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    1. Thank you so much Trina! I love your blog!!

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  6. Once upon a time a long, long time ago...I wouldn't wear black. What was my deal? Now I have to make myself not buy everything in black. Love it. This are all great looks!

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    1. Right Lisa!! I've probably got too much black, but it's just easy! Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comments!

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  7. Love all of your looks here! All so chic!

    xoxo brandi
    www.BrandiSoileau.com

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  8. Oh, I love an all black look! I truly enjoyed seeing how you changed your look up completely with just swapping out your completer pieces and shoes. Thanks for stopping by my linkup so I could meet you!

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  9. All of these pieces are SO fall fab! I adore that fur too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Shauna! You are too sweet! Thanks for visiting the linkup. I will have it up every Friday.

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  10. Really love the lighter color biker jacket. Black and leather seems to be to strong of a look for me, although I keep trying. Maybe the biker profile in a lighter color is the way for me to go!

    Elizabeth | http://nattygal.com

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  11. Thanks Elizabeth! I have been pretty married to my black leather jacket too, but I loved this lighter version to change things up. This exact jacket, but in different colors (great fall colors) is available >> http://shopstyle.it/l/iEGv ! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  12. All black is such a great "blank slate" to add all your fun pieces! I love all the style inspiration, especially the poncho!
    --Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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    1. Roxanne, that's for sure! Thank you for your sweet comments! Ponchos are fabulous! I bought quite a few of them last year, and I don't think I even got to wear them all. I'll be working on that this year!

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  13. Can you please add me to your e=linkup email l reminder list? Thanks

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  14. Sure Hon! What's your email address?

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