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September 12, 2012

Sarah Stright on Fashion: One staple for your closet? It’s black denim

NEW CASTLE — Fall is in the air. Football is back (finally!), leaves are starting to fall, and magazines have come out with their huge September issues.

Through all the trends, I want to talk to you about one staple that I think is an essential part of any closet — black denim, specifically black skinny jeans. I have one pair of black denim that I practically live in (seriously, I have to actually remind myself NOT to wear them on a daily basis).

The reason I think these are so essential? They go with everything. And when you find a pair that is made for your body, they can help you look taller and leaner.

If you look to the right, I've put together three outfits to show just how versatile these jeans can be.

The first look shows how to use your denim in a casual way. Pair it with a cute sweater, tall riding boots (brown looks especially cool with black denim), a cozy scarf and you're ready to run errands! Wear this out to lunch, to pick up your kids from school, or to shop on the weekend.  (Bonus? These type of cute animal sweaters are super on trend for fall.)

The second look is work appropriate (if you work in a more lenient office). Black denim with a pretty blouse and topped with a blazer in the fall "IT" color, oxblood, looks like you're ready for whatever the day throws at you — from a meeting to a working lunch. Worn with mary jane shoes and classic accessories, you look like you mean business.

The final look is great for date night or a weekend with the girls. The lace top softens up the black denim, red booties make the whole outfit pop and a cool leather jacket adds the right amount of edge. Embellished accessories like the clutch and necklace add extra dimension to this outfit, really making you stand out.

And just to show you that I really do wear my denim with everything, in the second picture to the right are a few of my recent outfits showcasing my black denim. The first was a casual look when my fiancé and I went to register for our wedding, the second I wore to a meeting (notice the leopard heels!), the third I wore to shop and go out to dinner with my fiancé, and the last I wore to a birthday party. (Also, I clearly REALLY like that gold necklace.)

How do you wear your black denim?  

(Do you have any fashion questions? Wondering what to wear this fall? Email me at sarah_stright@yahoo.com. I'd love to help you out and find great looks for you. And be sure to check out my personal style blog: www.comingunstitched.com for more inspiration.)

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