Here's a simple outfit that works for a casual get together, lunch or dinner. It has a rustic feel to it with the black and tan color scheme. The saddle bag and tan suede shoes add to the somewhat "country" theme, but the leopard print sends it "down town" along with the ballet style lace up sandals.
You may have noticed already, I'm obsessed with these black jeans by Who What Wear for Target. They're so on trend with the cropped high-low hem line and slight kick flare. At only $35 and quality that matches jeans in the $200 price bracket, I couldn't care less if the trend only lasts the season!
The blouse I'm wearing is an old inexpensive blouse from H&M. Who'd have thought? I've linked a similar one below which has the same color scheme and print. What's not to love about a leopard print blouse. It's another great wardrobe staple that works equally as well under a business suit as it does paired with ripped jeans.
Despite the fact that I've matched everything up in this look, the great thing about tan accessories is they don't necessarily have to match with anything. For example, a tan bag on it's own could go with almost any combination. I particularly love tan with blue denim as well as whites. In the summer, I'll wear this tan bag with white linen pants or a white shirt dress, even if the shoes I'm wearing are a neutral or another color altogether. Tan is almost a neutral in itself. I credit Louis Vuitton with having established this acceptable fashion trend. Given how many people I've seen over the years with a Louis Vuitton signature bag over their shoulder irrespective of their outfit - hence evolved the color tan's ability to go with absolutely anything!
Have a wonderful week
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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