Black on Black: Three Stylish Ways to Wear Basic Black Jeans and Turtleneck

January 4, 2016

There is nothing more basic and stylish than a black on black outfit, and basic black skinnies and a simple black turtleneck have been two of my closet’s top ten most valuable garments! I’ve worn both for years and never gotten bored because they make an edgy and sexy base for every style of outfit you can think of. All I need is to add any style shirt, jacket, trench, cardigan, poncho, or oversized scarf, and the outfit is transformed! And the bonus is that while a turtleneck and skinnies make a form fitting outfit, when paired with heels and a loose top, they make one of the most flattering outfits for every woman’s body shape and size! A must have for every woman’s closet.

Here are some of my favorite looks wearing my black on black jeans and turtleneck with heels and paired with three different jackets.

For Look #1 I wore a short trench coat for a sweet and romantic look. The outfit is perfect for running errands or quick meetings.

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For Look #2, I added to the outfit an elegant but cozy long cardigan with a global-inspired stripe pattern. The pattern is bright and makes the outfit stand out in a crowd. This outfit is great for going out for lunch with my girlfriends.

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For Look #3 I wore my black faux fur vest, so it is black on black all the way. It works great for a night out. While simple and inexpensive, this faux fur vest keeps me warm and adds glamour to the outfit.

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Please leave me your comments if you like the outfits, which outfit you like the most, or how do you style your all black outfits!

♡ Zuma

In this story:

Vince ‘Favorite’ soft cotton turtleneck

Paige Denim ‘Transcend-Skyline’ skinny jeans

Tory Burch booties, old (similar by Coach here, also love Via Spiga Reca Croc-Embossed booties)

Zara short trench coat

Free People long cardigan, old (similar by Caslon here, now on sale!)

Aqua faux fur vest, old (similar by Topshop here, now on sale!)

Marc Jacobs crossbody bag, old  (similar by Tory Burch here)

Stella McCartney ‘Falabela-Small’ tote

Wildfox ‘Malibu Deluxe’ retro sunglasses

Wildfox ‘Classic Fox – Deluxe’ sunglasses

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  • Reply Lindsey January 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Lovin’ the 3 different styles, you look so pretty 🙂

    stay styled,


    IG: stay_styled

    • Reply Zuma January 6, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you Lindsey so much!! Staying styled love!! xoxo

  • Reply May January 6, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Black on black is just a combination that will never fail. Those boots are killer, Zuma! Loving the third the most; faux fur adds so much glam!

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    • Reply Zuma January 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you May!! And I love these boots too, but I had to run in them in the rain today and was terrified that I would slip and fall… gracefully, of course hehe. xoxo

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