Not So Basic Black

Partnership with 7 Charming Sisters

Photography by Rad and Happy

Merrick's Art | All Black with a Statement Necklace
Merrick's Art | 7 Charming Sisters Statement Necklace

Black Tee | Black Jeans | Statement Necklace c/o 7 Charming Sisters , Turquoise Ring c/o 7 Charming Sisters ((use code Merrick15 for 15% off anything at 7 Charming Sisters!)

As someone who loves neutrals and basics, it’s actually kind of surprising how little black I wear. My closet is mostly filled with white, gray, blue, and blush, so an all black outfit is pretty rare for me. But the other day I pulled out these black jeans (which haven’t gotten much use since the weather warmed up), and paired them with my only black t-shirt because it created a really good base outfit for this statement necklace.

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The key to wearing statement necklaces is to keep the rest of your outfit neutral and simple so the necklace can do the talking. I’m also planning to try this necklace with an all white outfit, and just a basic white tee and blue jeans!

I’m loving espadrille sneakers this spring, and after buying this perforated pair, I found this green pair and fell in love with them. They go with everything, they’re so comfortable — probably the most comfy pair of sneakers I own right now, seriously — and they’re on sale for under $30!  They also come in navy blue and white!

I’ve also been looking for a good turquoise ring for a while, and just found this one from 7 Charming Sisters. I usually struggle with statement rings, but I’ve been wearing this one non-stop — I love the pop of color it adds to any look! They have a huge selection of cute and super affordable jewelry. Grab 15% off anything on the site with code Merrick15!

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  1. Natali says:

    Very minimalistic but just like you said, not basic black outfit! LOVE your bag and necklace!

  2. Jaz says:

    I love this look!!!!!!!!! I will be wearing something similar this weekend! It is the perfect outfit to be pulled together but still relaxed.

  3. Yvonne Ashon says:

    MY wardrobe is going to be black and gray this summer. Not so basic tho.

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