Happy Wednesday, ladies. As the weather warms up, I love the casual vibe of lighter wash jeans. But when it’s cold, and the days are short, I’m most attracted to deeper wash denim and it doesn’t get darker than jet black.
I discovered that black denim is not for everyone and some women actively dislike it. One reader told me she thinks they look cheap. Okaay…luckily there are options for all of us and we should wear what makes us feel confident.
Some black denim begins to fade the first time you wash them and you end up with a softer, grayed version, which I like. These are new so I don’t know how they will retain their color. If you want yours to stay as black as the day you bought them, through repeated washing, I highly recommend this high-waist option by Talbots, which never fades. These never-fade black jeans are great and also available in tall. My jeans come in sizes 24-32, I am wearing a 27 so they run a bit large.
I topped my black jeans with this knit jacket that’s as cozy as can be. It’s a very soft oatmeal shade with a waterfall collar and front opening with turn-back cuffs. The collar and inside appear black, but it’s a very deep shade of charcoal. I love jackets like this because you can just fold the sleeves to the length you need. It’s available in regular and petite, sizes XS-XXL(16W), I am wearing a regular in small. I find Nic+Zoe tops run generously so you could size down.
The leopard print wrap blouse is pewter so it blends seamlessly with the jacket. I hate wrap tops that gape in front so was happy to find this has a snap in the center to maintain your modesty. It has a blousy shape with a high-low hem which is 23″ long in the front and 27″ long in the back so it looks like you’ve tucked the front in. It comes in sizes XXS-XXL, I am wearing a small.
These booties have gotten much more wear than I would have expected when I bought them a few years ago. They seem to go with everything because black with ivory/white appears gray. Gray is such an easy neutral for me so perhaps that’s why I’ve worn them so much. The heel is low and the toe box is wide so I can get a nice pair of socks in them without squishing my toes.
I could have added a necklace but decided earrings and my stack of bracelets were enough detail with the leopard blouse and snake print boots.
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Are you a fan of black jeans?