Some days, my schedule is filled straight into the evening with no opportunity to change for a dinner engagement. Switching out the details can make what I wore during the day look more appropriate for after five.
I changed the medium-sized metallic gray day bag to a small croc-embossed box bag and the gray suede oxfords for sleek black leather short boots. These small changes make my black jeans and tee more elevated. The blazer is striped denim with gunmetal buttons. The earrings and the belt buckle are also in subtle shades of gunmetal and burnished silver.
Wearing black near my face can be tricky now. If I add a more flattering color in a third piece, such as a jacket or scarf or even bold jewelry, I can still make it work for me. I invested in some lovely garments in black that I’m not ready to give up yet.
All of the pieces in these looks are from last year or earlier. I consider comfort, fit, and versatility when I make a well-planned purchase. It’s always smart to acquire pieces that mix well with all the other items we own. Everything in my closet gets worn and enjoyed many times.
Never save things for special occasions; being alive is a special occasion.