Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How to Dress Up a Black Suit


A few weeks ago I discussed how to dress up a basic navy suit for the office (see this post.)  Today, let's look at how to dress up that black suit everyone has in their closet and make it feel fresh and new.  In winter, black looks chic paired with other neutrals like white, cream and gray.  Choose a beautiful blouse with an interesting fabric or neck detail to add visual interest to a basic black suit.  Scarves are another wonderful way to add interest to your suit, and can be worn over any neutral shell top.  A longish scarf can even give the look of a beautiful blouse when tucked into a buttoned jacket.  Nordstrom has an extensive selection of really beautiful scarves that would work well for any work environment.  For an after-work date, simply remove your jacket, switch from your work bag to an evening clutch, and add an additional piece of jewelry to be ready for a night on the town!  


For work:




For an after-work date:




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