I feel like wearing black (and other neutral colors) is like setting up a blank canvas. You can add multiple accessories or pops of any other color since there isn't really a way to go wrong. Black, in particular, is also so versatile that it can create a professional/ formal look but can also be toned down for a casual look.
So you could imagine my excitement when Love's Hangover Creations, a boutique in Downtown Noblesville, IN, asked me to come check out some of their new black arrivals as well as some awesome black and white printed pieces! The mind behind the boutique is a wonderful lady named Emily. We connected via Instagram but we followed each other quite awhile ago after she came and spoke in one of my fashion classes at the Art Institute of Indianapolis.
As soon as I got to the boutique, we started playing a little dress up! It is located in the cutest little area of downtown Noblesville. The boutique is filled with items that can be worn everyday, formal garments, lifestyle products, bold accessories (I adore the accessories), shoes, and some antique trinkets they source from around the world! Here are the 3 looks we shot that day:
Was a metallic black/silver tank with a cut-out black skirt ($14.99):
The tank had a studded embellishment trimmed along the bust. The lining of the skirt stopped a little before the outer layer so the cut-out detail could be seen easier. To break up the dark tone ($24.99), we added a bright printed clutch with mixed Ankara patterns to create the focal point (the bag sold that day via LHO's Instagram account).
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The second look was a tight fitting skirt ($17.99) with high slit. It was pulled up high on my waist so it was very flattering on my figure. We threw a shawl around a tank top for a more glamorous look. The shawl ($12.99) was originally just a scarf but knotting and styling does wonders! For jewelry, we accented with Kukui nut bracelets from Hawaii in black and silver Tibet skull cuff bangles ($8.99 & below for all the accessories worn for this look). This is a perfect example of how easy black can go formal!
The third look was the most fun! We paired bold, black and white printed pants ($24.99) with a neutral jersey top ($14.99). This casual outfit is perfect for grabbing lunch with friends or doing a little shopping! It is super light and comfortable for the spring and summer seasons. To just make everything more interesting, we added a big bag with a totally different giraffe print that was handmade in the markets of East Africa ($29.99) & Indy made cuffs by Designer CaTina ($12.99).