the minimalist | black outfit, nude pumps

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black outfit, nude pumps

On heavy work days all you want is to look chic and feel comfortable. When I have a long day ahead, I focus on putting together comfortable quality basics, so that I don’t look like I just rolled out of the laundromat after sitting at my desk for four hours. There is something appealing about a completely minimalist outfit. It projects a person who can care less about what people might think of her; she is there to get the job done and go home accomplished.

The nude pumps are subtle twist, when everybody would expect black. Infusing something different into an outfit without pushing the corporate boundaries shows confidence and suggests that the person might actually be not so blend.

As you know, I prefer clean and chic lines, but this is the first time I tried out a completely basic, minimalist all black outfit. Having comfortable layers on made with fabrics that breathe and have some wrinkle resistance do make all the difference. A well fitted outfit allows you to focus on your job rather than worrying about the collar curling up every half an hour or having a skirt on that looks awfully wrinkled after just an hour spent at your desk. These might sound like little, obvious things, yet they distract your attention once you notice those little “annoyances”.

What are your must haves in fabrics and clothing when you try on an item at your favorite store?

outfit details

top – the limited
editor pant – express
pumps – jessica simpson (identical HERE and HERE)
watch – fossil
sunglasses – DvF

Photos by Rick Robillard

black outfit, nude pumps

  • Rachelle

    a classic look, love it!


  • Tara | The Mix

    So chic, those pants fit you perfectly!

  • Carylee

    You look amazing. Your outfit silhouettes are always so perfect!
    Carylee |

  • Whitney

    Love this classic and chic look. The nude pumps are perfect. I really need to replace mine and your JS are adorable!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • Mercy

    The nude pumps make the outfit looking classy! Great to find your blog.

  • for seven seasons

    How classic is this outfit? Love the nude heels!

  • Amy Ann Arnold

    Perfect minimalist outfit. So classic.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Lindsey Puls

    Oh wow! This all black outfit is perfection with your nude heels! And breathable/anti-wrinkle fabric is an absolute must…especially for a long work day. :)


  • Darcy from A Memory of Us

    Cute! You are right, everyone would expect black pumps.

  • Carly

    You look stunning! I can’t help think that you look like you should be on the streets of Paris in that outfit. You’ve certainly proven that simple outfits can be the most chic
    Dresses & Denim

  • Marta C

    You pulled off the minimalist outfit perfectly, the simplicity is very appealing!

  • Jalisa

    You look so chic! I love the fit of those trousers, creating such a nice sleek look. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!



  • Heidi D.

    This is so chic and timeless! Perfectly put together.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Currently Wearing

    I love this look! It is elegant and office smart!



  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Looking gorgeous! Happy Tuesday!
    Much love, Len

  • Leah Behr

    Love the nude heels against the all black ensemble! Such a classic, chic look!

    xx Leah /

  • Nina

    Love this classic outfit. You look so chic. Have a lovely day.

  • Jeanie

    Classic look, very pretty!

  • Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

    I like the simple all black look. It always looks polished.

    Daily Style Finds

  • Ashley White

    Classic and oh-so-cool!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • kelsey bang

    you look so chic in all black! so perfect with the tan heels!

  • Edwige A.

    Black on black is always a classic! Such a elegant and chic look! Love it Bogi!


  • Lauren Blair .

    What an awesome and powerful look! Love this minimalist look! XO

  • Brooke & Erica

    Loooove this!! I love minimalist looks like this one – so chic.


  • jess

    I really like this look, very sleek on you and black looks so stylish on you.
    Enjoy your week!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads TUesday
    jess xx

  • RedTagChicLA

    Minimalist is always a great style idea – Have a wonderful Easter!