Ok, before you write this post off because you have none of this in your closet, hear me out :). I absolutely love to put outfits together, especially when I’m helping clients. This is the time I get really giddy and start clapping my hands (yes, I really have done this). So, just in case you’re in a quandary about what to wear, I thought I’d help you out. The outfit on the left is a monochromatic outfit with black accents. One of my favorite color combinations is black and blue- somewhat unexpected, but so rich and elegant. It’s worth making the point that these blues don’t match exactly, but with a monochromatic pallette they don’t have to. Let me ask you this, do you have black pants or skirt in your closet? Might you have two items of the same color that you could put with your black? Viola! You have a Valentine’s outfit! Now, for the second option. I love black and white together (an indisputable classic), but what takes this outfit up a notch is the pop of color that the green earrings provide. Now, let me ask you- might you have black bottoms that you could put with a white top? What about a colorful pair of shoes, or a purse, or a pair of earrings?
Blue silk blouse- J.Crew, Blue drop earrings- Stella and Dot, Gold pendant necklace- Stella and Dot, Blue tassel clutch- ASOS, Black tassel clutch- ASOS, Polka dot blouse- J.Crew, Green earrings- Stella and Dot, Leather leggings- Club Monaco, Black pumps- J.Crew, Watch- J.Crew, Love bracelet- Urban Outfitters