Black Wardrobe Basics For Summer | My TOP FIVE Picks!

Black Wardrobe Basics

Black Wardrobe Basics | These are my TOP FIVE picks for summer!

Before I get started with my TOP FIVE list…
I wanted to let you know that I posted “BLACK BASICS”

from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale below.
Keep scrolling to see my picks.


I love wearing black, even during the summer.
And, lately, on my quest for stylish simplicity, I’ve been wearing LOTS of it.
It is the perfect blank canvas for any accessories.
It is slimming.
And, quite chic!

Also, when you find great, classic pieces, they will work for multiple seasons.

Okay, so let’s get to it!! 

My TOP FIVE “Black Basics” picks for summer!

Black Wardrobe Basics, loft, jumpsuit,

 #1 | Black Jumpsuit 

The onesie or one-piece jumpsuit is always an EASY, sophisticated option.
One and done.
Throw on your cute jumpsuit, add an accessory or two…

You are out the door.
This cotton jumpsuit with the eyelet detailing, shows off toned shoulders.
And, the drawstring waist highlights your waist. 
BTW, it’s 60% OFF right now. 60%! No code needed.

Black Wardrobe Bascis, jeans, black jeans, moto skinny jeans

#2 | Black Skinny Jeans

Do you have a pair of black skinny jeans yet?
If so, do you like them? Are they modern, and flattering?
I LOVE Rag & Bone jeans. I think they retain their shape very well.
They always incorporate modern, edgy details (like zippers in this case).
And, they fit me really well.
You know how some designers’ jeans just work better on your body?

Anyway, this pair has the cool zipper detailing at the hips and also at the ankle.
I LOVE them!!

They run true to size. 

Here is a pair of black skinny jeans I love for LESS

Black Wardrobe Basics, Black off-shoulder top, bell sleeve top

#3 | Black Off-Shoulder Top 

If there was ONE trend I would say is the biggest standout of the summer, heading into the fall season…
It would be off-shoulder tops and dresses.
It’s ALL about the shoulders.

A great, classic, black, off-shoulder top will carry you well into fall/winter.
Try it layered over a slim-fitting, white button shirt when it gets really chilly. 

This exact top runs a bit short. Wear with high-rise jeans.
It’s ONLY $45. Size UP one full size. 

I also like this one by Free People (if you would like a longer version).

Black Wardrobe Basics, trapeze dress, loft,

#4 | The Summer LBD

We all have to have one of these.
The dress we can throw on in a second, run out the door, and look pulled together.
We also need one that provides ‘breathing room’ …if you know what I mean.
In case we are bloated, have put on a few LB’s, or simply want to eat Fettuccini Alfredo. 

You could be four months pregnant in this trapeze dress from Loft and no one would know.
It highlights toned shoulders.
It’s incredibly comfortable…
And, it’s 60% OFF!! No code needed.
I bought size XS. Runs big! 

Black Wardrobe Basics

#5 | The Lace-Up Sandal

Black sandals are a summer MUST-HAVE.
And, if you are looking for a slightly more ‘trendy’ pair… the “Lyla” is a GREAT option!
I love the chunky heel. It makes them current, but also easier to walk in. 
(Isn’t it great when fashion and function merge?)
Also…LACE-UP is hot, hot, hot at the moment. 
And, it’s a trend that is here to stay for a while.

Lyla also comes in chestnut and taupe.

More sizing HERE. 


Shop TOP FIVE Black Basics

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Black Basics From Nordstrom Sale

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My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks are ALL listed HERE.

I also created a Nordstrom Shop tab on my website.

One other quick note, I know many of you have been frustrated about things selling out.
I just ordered a 3rd shipment of pieces I love that are all IN STOCK.
I will highlight these new finds in a VIDEO and POST on Wednesday. 


Please let me know if you have any questions.
Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog.
And, thank you SO much for stopping by!



ALL Nordstrom Sale Picks
Everything You Need to Know About the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Shop With Me at Nordstrom | 3 Looks, 2 Body Types
Shopping at Nordstrom With My Hourglass Neighbor
TOP 5 Favorite Summer Looks 

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You can help support my mission… to help women worldwide with their style… by shopping through my links. 
Thank you so much! Erin xo


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7 thoughts on “Black Wardrobe Basics For Summer | My TOP FIVE Picks!

      1. Edited the link out of my comment b/c you definitely should be getting credit as hard as you work!!! Didn’t think about that. Thank you 🙂 xo

  1. Hey Erin… The links to your black jeans w/zippers aren’t working. Love this post and I really want those black jeans 🙂
    Thank you for all you do. Just recently discovered your youtube and blog and have been learning so much from you!

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