4 Ways To Spice Up Basics

There are so many ways to spice up basics you already have in your closet, and here are 4 different ways to update your everyday look (so no one thinks you’re wearing the same outfit everyday!).

For all of these outfits, I started off with a basic long sleeved turtleneck, staple black jeans and finished with a black belt. Everything in these looks is just added onto this same outfit.

Cozy Winter Vibes

Stay warm while looking cool.

For this look, I added a fluffy shawl collared cream vest* underneath an oversized leather jacket* to create an edgy Winter vibe, without adding too much bulk to the look. I’m carrying my staple black handbag that can be worn as both a shoulder bag or a cross body, and completed the look with black leather hiking-look booties with cream faux fur accents. Wear this look walking around the city during the day or out to happy hour or date night in the evening, while staying warm and looking cool.

Edgy Casual

When you have comfy shoes and a backpack, you could go anywhere!

For this look, I started with a fitted leather jacket* (this one has a faux hoodie insert, but feel free to just add a regular black or colored hooded jacket underneath). I added a pom beanie to stay warm and a backpack to carry all your essentials easily, all day long! I completed the outfit with leather combat boots for an edgy yet comfortable look, perfect for all-day wear. Wear this outfit to an amusement park, or anywhere really. When you have comfy shoes and a backpack, you could go anywhere!

A Pop of Color

I can say, I do wear a TON of black, but sometimes I need something with a little more LIFE to it!

Who doesn’t love a little color in their wardrobe! I can say, I do wear a TON of black, but sometimes I need something with a little more LIFE to it! I added a red wool peacoat* (I got this one several years ago, and it zips off into a cropped jacket, but I’ve attached a similar one) and decided to go with warmer neutrals for this look. I’m carrying a leather camel shoulder bag* and wearing camel suede heeled booties with cream faux fur accents. This is one of my go-to looks for date night in Winter, and I seriously love wearing this out at night. But feel free to wear this anytime you want a little pop out of the ordinary, there’s really no wrong place to wear this outfit!

Urban Ski Chalet

Making my way downtown, walking fast to the coffee shop, not the ski lodge.

With this look, I aimed for warmth, but also something appropriate for the city, since I live about 2+ hours from any snow. I’m wearing a cropped down jacket* with a large hood and fur trim detail, a basic black beanie, a cross body handbag* ideal for all day wear or an evening out when you don’t have a lot to carry. I completed this ensemble with some of my favorite buckled booties for a little extra metallic accent! (who doesn’t like bright silver buckles, right?) Wear this look walking around downtown with a hot coffee or to a casual evening dinner!

I hope you enjoyed these easy tips to spice up an all black basic look! Which outfit is your favorite?

*These items are unavailable, so I’ve tagged similar items.

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