This year I’m all about adding color to my otherwise black closet. Yes, New Yorkers are known for loving black, but it tends to get tres boring. Today, I’m going to show you how I’m taking a black T-shirt, one of the most versatile shirts in my wardrobe arsenal, and using color to enhance the outfit. You can dress it up or down with pants, accessories, and shoes. Today, I’ve focused on what bottoms to wear with a plain black T-shirt from Nordstrom. Read on for the tips.
Main Black T-Shirt – Nordstrom – Women’s BP Side Slit Tee
1. Gap – High rise side-panel girlfriend chinos | 2. Chicwish – Effortlessly Mod Wool-blend Bud Skirt in Red | 3. Gap – Washwell super high rise curvy true skinny velvet pants | 4. Target – Slit Knee Crop Skinny Jeans | 5. SHEIN – Self Belted Front Polka Dot Circle Skirt | 6. Target -Women’s Straight Leg Side-Piped Slim Ankle Pants
1. These girlfriend chino’s with the black t-shirt would be my pick for a great weekend look with some fun sneaks. Maybe even the Golden Goose dupes. For women that work at a creative office, this would be a great choice. I would pair it with a dainty necklace.
2. Skirts! Not many people think of pairing a tee with a skirt, but why not? It’s an effortless look and the skirt instantly dresses up the plain t. Remember when Sharon Stone wore a plain white turtleneck to the Oscars? (Picture 5 on the linked site.) She’s the inspo for this idea.
3. Usually I’ll throw jeans on with my shirts, but let’s face it, that look is boring. That’s why I’m drawn to this red velvet jean. The jeans are velvet so it’s trendy, but still jeans. It’s taking that basic outfit up a notch.
4. COLOR! I have rarely seen purple jeans. They had to be included in this for obvious reasons. This feels very rock and roll to me. To play up that look I’d throw on a black moto jacket, black booties, and cool layered necklaces to add some drama.
5. Does anyone not love polka dots? This on the bottom creates a conservative work appropriate outfit. Throw on some pearls and you have an outfit that’s elevated the plain old t-shirt. I’d wear heels with a pop of color because it would be a bit monochromatic.
6. Here’s another look that is rather fun. Hot pink pants! I love the black against the hot pink – and the change of how it’s worn. Usually, I’ll see a hot pink shirt or coat matched with black jeans or pants. Having the jeans be the pop of color is a nice change.
Have you ever thought about pairing your t-shirt with something other than your usual? If you have, what have you done? Are there any ideas here that you’ll take and use? If so, let us know in the comments!