Charleston, SC

Classic

Head-to-toe black is nothing groundbreaking. For many of us, it’s a uniform (both literally and as a personal style). But black doesn’t have to be boring. It can be refined, stylish and sophisticated — all of which I strive for.

When going for a monochromatic look, texture is your most important tool. The goal is to create visual interest with the use of different finishes and elements, even if they are all in the same hue. For this look I brought in several different fabrics and materials — lace, tweed, leather and suede — but they all work together because they are tried-and-true black.

One of my absolute favorite tricks to make an inexpensive piece look more expensive is to pair it with something high-end. Here, I’m wearing a vintage Chanel necklace (which Zach surprised me with for Christmas) and combining it with a $10 lace cami and $40 tweed jacket. This high-low combo elevates the less expensive pieces by letting the necklace steal the show (it also helps that my jacket is tweed, which references an iconic Chanel piece).

Just remember that monochrome doesn’t have to be monotonous: all-black ensembles are the perfect playground for a mix of textures and finishes. Black is classic for a reason!

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Shop the Post

Zara Tweed Blazer (similar here) // H&M Lace Cami // J. Brand Skinny Jeans // Chanel Sunglasses (same pair, pre-owned here) // Chanel Necklace (similar pre-owned here) // 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Pashli’ Tote (same bag pre-owned here for $340) // Stuart Weitzman ‘Highland’ Boots // Everly Rings Stackable Bands– get 15% off with code ‘CHICSTREET’ // Lips: ‘Honeylove’ by MAC and ‘Stripdown” Liner by MAC

As always, thank you for reading.

100% capsule closet outfit

Capsule Closet Pieces Used:

– Black Blazer

Lace Cami

Black Coated Skinny Jeans

Suede OTK Boots

Black Sunglasses

Black Tote

– Layered Necklaces

xo,Brenna
  1. Natali Wrote:

    This is such a great, minimalistic and glamorous outfit! I love your blazer and necklace. 🙂

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    • Brenna Wrote:

      Thank you so much, Natali! Have a great day!

      xo,
      B

  2. Beth Greene Wrote:

    Nice post, quite insightful. http://www.EvelynAndArthur.com also has similar clothes and accessories for the winter & I’ve been their fan forever

    • Brenna Wrote:

      Thank you, Beth!

      xo,
      B