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One type of outfit I’ve never worn? A monochromatic look like this all black outfit. I didn’t think I would like it, but I was wrong for the first time in my life (obviously). It made me feel very sophisticated and snooty, which is how I prefer to live my life.

all black outfit

Let’s take a moment to discuss these pants, shall we? I snagged them at Target because I desperately needed black pants for a work event. Since I’m currently trying to lose some weight, I didn’t want to invest in a designer pair of pants because hopefully they won’t fit much longer, so I picked these up from Target for $27 thinking I’d use them and lose them.

all black outfit

Well much to my surprise, they are great pants. The material is thick, flattering and comfortable – a trio of heaven. Now I’m dreading the day they won’t fit anymore (knock on wood) and plan to pick up a pair in a smaller size as needed.

all black outfit

So you’ll notice in the last photo that this post title was a wee bit of a lie. As much as I love the all black look, I threw on this colorful scarf to add a pop of color … and to cover up the cleavage I was flashing at certain angles. I was rushed to get dressed in the morning and couldn’t find the camisole I normally wear under this blouse, so the folks at my town coffee shop got a special kind of tip.

all black outfitBlouse – Joie via Nordstrom Rack (similar// Pants – Target // Flats – Target (similar)

Scarf – c/o Lolly Clothing (similar) // Watch – Kate Spade NY

And if you’re looking for another all black outfit, check out how Agnes styled the look!


Tell me: do you do monochromatic outfits?

13 Comments on All Black Everything

  1. Jen @ gracious luck
    September 21, 2015 at 4:22 pm (7 years ago)

    I love this – and the scarf is the perfect pop of color! And how awesome to find good pants at target!! They have some really nice things every now & then.

    • Kristin Bassett
      September 22, 2015 at 5:23 pm (7 years ago)

      Totally agree – I don’t often buy clothing from Target (love their home goods), but every once in a while I find a hidden gem. Merona is my favorite line they carry.

  2. Kristina | The Feminine Files
    September 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm (7 years ago)

    This look is very polished, but I love the addition of the leopard flats and the bright scarf. Those pants look so comfy, I have to get myself a pair!

    • Kristin Bassett
      September 22, 2015 at 5:24 pm (7 years ago)

      Absolutely check them out. They feel like yoga pants but look like dress pants. Total win!

  3. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
    September 21, 2015 at 5:01 pm (7 years ago)

    I love all black, but then, I lived in NYC for years. Love your black outfit and the animal print shoes really get the attention against the black look.

    • Kristin Bassett
      September 22, 2015 at 5:24 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Allison 🙂

  4. Tess Galen
    September 21, 2015 at 6:02 pm (7 years ago)

    I have friends that only wear black. I definitely love black but need a little color too! I love the flats with this outfit, it’s a little pop without being crazy.

    • Kristin Bassett
      September 22, 2015 at 5:23 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks! As far as I’m concerned, leopard flats go with everything.

  5. Chelsea
    September 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm (7 years ago)

    I love all black with pops of color and pattern! Definitely my style!

    • Kristin Bassett
      September 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm (7 years ago)

      You know what they say – great minds think alike!

  6. Christine C.
    September 21, 2015 at 6:39 pm (7 years ago)

    I use to work in a spa so it was all black everyday! I actually love it, but I also like throwing in a pop of color! Loving your lip color also!

    • Kristin Bassett
      September 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks, Christine! I totally agree about adding a pop of color 😉

  7. Katie Garvin // From My Vanity
    September 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm (7 years ago)

    I love the all black look on you, definitely fabulous — and when you added that pop of color with the yellow scarf, I loved it even more. 🙂 You rock it, girl!