Hi friends! I’m doing a series of REELS this week on Instagram and I’m sharing 5 ways to wear black during the holidays. Everyday I’m showing a different outfit, and they range from casual to dressy. All black is such a classic look, and if you wear a black column (pants and top), then you can easily add a 3rd piece to change the look. If you want to read more about the power of the rule of three, read this post. A bonus is, wearing all black is very slimming. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want that.
Here are two variations of the same look. The first has Spanx faux leather flares for a slightly edgier dressy casual look, while the second look is just a softer and slightly more elegant version with Spanx Perfect Pant wide leg. Both ways are equally pretty, it just depends on if you’re going for a little more fun or a little more sophisticated. A blouse with sheer sleeves is a great way to show your arms without actually having to show your arms. I have a hard time wearing a sleeveless top during the colder months, and this helps with that, not to mention it’s not as noticable that you you’re not tan.
*this is not a sponsored post, but all the looks do include Spanx. That just tells you I’m a true believer and fan. You can use my discount code LISAXSPANX for 10% off on the Spanx website.
This next look is a good compromise for when you want to be dressed up, but not too dressed up. You could wear this to any gathering and not be overdressed or underdressed, so it’s a really safe option. The faux leather joggers are chameleons when it comes to pants. You can put any kind of heel with them or a sneaker and they totally work.
Here is another example of a sheer sleeve. I can’t put my finger on what it is about a sheer sleeve that I really love, but it’s elegant and feminine with just a hint of ooo-la-la. Both of these tops are from Gibsonlook and you can use the code LISA10 on their website. (Isn’t it great to have a discount?😉)
Next up is a good example of the rule of three I mentioned earlier. I took an all black column and added this gorgeous brocade jacket. I absolutely love this look. I’ve worn this same jacket over a red dress, and another version of the black column with faux leather leggings, and sweater tunic and these cute mules.
These pants are another pair of Spanx. They are the Perfect Pant Crop Kick Flare and I love them. They are one of my favorite styles. They’re super flattering and easy to style and wear.
We’ve seen how to dress up with black, but it’s just as easy to go the other way, The next two looks are both on the more casual side. The base layer is faux leather leggings and a cozy turtleneck tunic with Chelsea boots. These boots are super trendy again this year. I added the puffer style shacket on top. I have this jacket in both a long and short length and love them both. The shorter version comes in quite a few colors and the longer one is available in black. They’re a lightweight puffer, but warm. Easy to wear, carry and very packable. Guess what? I have a discount code for these. Use code LISA30 for $30 off a $150 purchase.
Now for the last look. A variation on the previous look. Sticking with the faux leather leggings, I added a tunic sweater and the cutest pair of suede sneakers. These are Van Eli sneakers and come in narrow, medium and wide widths. They have a really comfy insole and I adore the wide laces. You can use COAST10 for 10% off this website. They are currently offering $25 off $100 purchase and you can stack my discount on top of that.
I added a quilted puffer vest, scarf and beanie for warmth and fun. The scarf and beanie are a champagne color with pretty white pearls. Super cute and super fun…and they lend themselves to being dressed up with a nice wool coat, or worn more casually like I am here.
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Which of these 5 ways to wear black was your favorite?