How to pull an all-black outfit

I purchased a beautiful black Ruffled turtle neck Jumper from La Redoute last week and as I received it I started to think how I would pair it with other clothes of mine. Although I like black in winter, you will probably never see me dressed all in black. Personally, I find it a bit too harsh and a bit too moody. Instead, I like to style it with colourful accessories.

La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper

I am massively fond of pendant earrings and in particular of tassel earrings. I bought this pair from H&M and I love them. They are some kind of statement earrings that will make a simple outfit stand out from the crowds. I saw them at my local store in black, red, burgundy, silver, rose gold and gold but sadly not all the colours seem available for online purchase.

La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper

La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper

 

New look sells a pretty good alternative too with this Flower Tassel Drop Earrings for £6.74.

New look Red Flower Tassel Drop Earrings

 

And why not bring another touch of brightness with a colourful handbag. I have had this Longchamp Pliage bag for donkey’s years and they are of an incredible quality not to mention light and practical.

La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper

But I guess any kind of colourful accessories (belt, shoes, hairpiece, scarf, jewels…) will break the chic (but sometimes a bit austere) all black look.

I am most delighted by the quality of my turtle neck jumper from La Redoute and love the ruffle details, you know how much I am fond of ruffles, right? 😉 It also comes in a beautiful red shade!

La Redoute was an institution at home in my childhood. My sisters and I loved flicking through the massive directory of clothes at every release and browse for hours. My mum was, for many years, a really good customer of them. They often have offers so it’s worth regularly checking their website or subscribe to their newletter. Talking about offer, they currently have 40% off everything for the Black Friday week so now is the time to check their collection and place an order (http://www.laredoute.co.uk)

La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper

 

I am wearing those  Black smart trousers (ankle length) with an elasticated waist (but you can also wear a belt if you want to) which I have shown you in this previous post are from Uniqlo and wonderfully confortable!

 

In this second look, I wanted to show another nice combination of colours to mix with black: silver or gold. I find this combo particularly suitable for going out to a dinner or a smarter venue. Throw in a gold scarf and smart gold earrings and you look super polished ready for an evening out without breaking the bank clothes budget wise 😃.

La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper

 

I used once again some cheap and cheerful earrings from H&M that came with a brilliant selection of gold and black earrings. They are not available online but worth checking your local H&M store. More earrings from H&M here, Accessorize is another good and reasonable alternative

La Redoute ruffle turtle neck jumper

Let’s give the ‘all black’ look a bit of a twist!

Thank you so much for my friend and fashion blogger (for the women over 50) Josephine from Chic at Any Age. Make sure to check out her blog: www.chicatanyage.com and take some great inspiration from this classy lady.

 

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2 thoughts on “How to pull an all-black outfit

  1. J’adore le total look noir avec les grosses boucles d’oreilles de couleur !! et la touche de rouge à lèvre 🙂 bien sur

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