Work Clothes: Black Base

A few weeks ago I had lunch with a business partner of mine while on the road, and she showed up in the cutest outfit that felt summery while still made up of primarily black. The very next day I was at LOFT picking up my new favorite blue blazer and I saw this gorgeous flamingo-print scarf, which I knew would allow me to perfectly recreate the outfit I had so loved on her. 

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Pants: Banana Republic  |  Shoes: Similar nude ballet flats  |  Scarf: LOFT
Tee: Nordstrom  |  Cardigan: similar long cardigans

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What I love about this outfit formula is that I can swap it with just about anything. I can wear my bright green cardigan and a scarf with some green in it; or pink; or whatever color I want! And I definitely want to try it with navy as well, although I have to see if I have a navy top that can match enough to my navy slacks to not look bad!

Outfits like this are especially helpful when I'm on the road, as I could get away with wearing the same base layer on two different days and just swapping out the detail pieces on top. Add some fun lipstick and no one will notice I'm wearing the same black pants and black top two times in one week!

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As mentioned in an earlier post, you'll see quite a few outfit pics with this background in the coming weeks, as I kept my suitcase packed from my most recent work trip when I headed to Chelan last weekend so that I could put all of the outfits on again and photograph them. Hope you don't mind!!

Posted on June 22, 2016 .