WIW: Black pants outfit based on #1

Based on Angies blog ideas of ways to wear black pants for business, I tried this one (#1) casually with black jeans. I used a black and white dotty scarf for the blouse, snake booties and clutch bag. Maybe not for business, but does this work?

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  • suntiger replied 10 months ago

    I think it would work for business :) The jeans look more like trousers to me, and I'd be happy to see snake boots in the office for a change!

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Suntiger, the jeans are a black Ponte fabric in a jean style, so not denim. I enjoyed wearing these booties with the black outfit and pattern mix with the scarf.

  • Katerina replied 10 months ago

    It works perfectly. You look fab in black.

  • taylor replied 10 months ago

    Looks great. !

  • bonnie replied 10 months ago

    It does work! I want that dotty scarf.

  • Angie replied 10 months ago


  • Firecracker replied 10 months ago

    Nicely done, Joy! The snake boots really freshen this look, and they bookend with your hair.

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Katerina, thank you. Most of my life I could not wear black but the grey/white hair makes the color possible
    Thank you , Taylor and Bonnie. The dotty scarf is a favorite and gets lots of wear.
    Angie, I am thrilled that you approve this outfit.
    Firecracker, these boots are a favorite and go with about everything in my wardrobe..

  • shevia replied 10 months ago

    Love this! Snake boots are fantastic! 

  • torontogirl replied 10 months ago

    Does it ever! A perfect rendition of a column of black; the scarf and boots add just the right touches to make it interesting and chic!

  • Sara L. replied 10 months ago

    Great look!  I love your boots and the polka dot scarf.

  • mtnsofthemoon replied 10 months ago

    Love this look and I think it can work for business IMHO.  

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you, torantogirl, Sara L. and mtsofthe moon for your comments. I am thrilled that you felt this outfit works.

  • rachylou replied 10 months ago

    Really sharp, Joy!

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you, Rachylou. A big Thank You to Angie for the idea for the outfit

  • replied 10 months ago

    I love it, you look super stylish!

  • Brooklyn replied 10 months ago

    I think it works and the metallic boots are delicious. I’d love to see a lighter top under the scarf for a bit more contrast.

  • kellygirl replied 10 months ago

    Très chic, Joy! This looks fab!

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you, Opaline, Brooklyn and kellygirl. A lighter scarf would bring more light and contrast to the outfit. At first I grabbed a scarf that is white with black dots but the one I am wearing was chosen because it reminded me more of the polkadot blouse in Angie's example. I suspect my best scarf here would be a white/ black/ grey chiffon It is lighter overall but would still pattern mix with the shoes.

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