“I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles” –Yves Saint Laurent, Elle magazine Spring-Summer 1968. Forty-five years later, this still holds true. Black is somehow simultaneously timeless yet modern, sophisticated yet edgy, and flattering yet fabulous. There’s a certain paradoxical element to it. After all, how can the absence of color somehow be considered one of the most universal “colors” of all time?
My love of black inspired my outfit of the day. Of course I had to add a couple of my favorite gold accent pieces to keep it interesting (and avoid looking like a stagehand). I love subtle details with an edge; this look does a great job of capturing that element of my style.
Get the look: Lush ‘The Juliette’ Woven Tee | Topshop High Waist Ponte Skinny Pants
The button-embellished riding pants are definitely the focal point of the look. I personally love high-waist pants because they accentuate curves. (I’m not afraid of my hips, and neither should you be!) Bonus: you can wear them with all your crop tops without freezing to death.
Featuring: Titanium Two Face Watch
Since the body of the outfit is relatively plain, I felt the need to add some fun jewelry to pump things up a little. With its double faces, this watch is classic with a quirky twist (totally me!). I have one face set to regular ol’ Pacific Standard Time, and one face set to Hawaii time (my real home).
Featuring: Stephan & Co. Stone Stud Charm Necklace | Initial Heart Charm Necklace | Engraved Plate Charm Necklace
I also layered a few necklaces for a girly touch. I absolutely adore all the dainty charms trending in BP. Jewelry right now. The simple gold plate is probably my favorite because its simplicity is sort of unexpected.
Featuring: Halogen ‘Leesa’ Flat | Steve Madden ‘Panelope’ Bootie
For shoes, I decided to go with zip-up booties (I’m 5′ 0″ so I need the extra height), but the studded flats are a super-cute option if you’re looking for something a little more comfortable. You really can’t go wrong with black suede and gold detailing.
Do you love black or are you more of a pretty-in-pastel kind of girl? Post a picture on Instagram in your favorite color, and don’t forget to add #NordstromBP. I check the hashtag feed daily for all my fabulous fashionistas out there! (You might also find your picture on the in-store video wall or somewhere else in the BP. universe.)