I think we all have those days where it takes longer than usual to choose the outfit for the day – somehow, there suddenly aren’t enough clothes in your closet and coordinating even a simple outfit becomes a frustrating task. It happens to me all the time probably less so now than before. I think one of the reasons why it doesn’t happen as much to me now is because I have more quality basics in my closet. While I do love a statement piece to stand out from the crowd, my love for a good basic will never cease.

上手くコーディネートが決まらない朝って、たまにありますよね。本当は洋服でパンパンなクローゼットなのに服が少ないと思い始め、シンプルなコーデを決めるのに時間がかかりすぎる、そういう朝。私もそういう時はありますが、多分昔と比べたらそこまで頻繁にないかもしれないです。一つの理由としては、服を買うとき、なるべくクオリティーの高いベーシックを選ぶようにしてるからだと思います。目立つステートメントアイテムももちろん好きだし取り入れていますが、良いベーシックは本当に欠かせません。

Another tactic I have up my sleeve when I’m struggling to come up with an outfit is to dress in all black everything. Well, maybe not everything, but you know what I mean. There are endless ways to wear an all-black outfit, from sporty to glamorous, and you can also play it up with different styles as the seasons change. My outfit for this post is athletic-inspired with the Adidas top and the Puma sneakers, but instead of making it too casual or sporty with sweatpants, I work black skinnies and a leather jacket to keep things clean and chic. And a cute hat and sunnies to add some color can make all the difference.

二つめの理由、そして私が結構使っているスタイリング術は「オールブラック」です。もちろん、全身真っ黒とは言いませんよ。オールブラックの着こなし方は様々で、グラマラスからスポーティー、そして季節に合わせたスタイリングもあります。今回のコーデは、AdidasのトップスとPumaのスニーカーで、アスレチックスタイルに仕上げてみました。ボトムスをスエットパンツにすることもできましたが、それではカジュアルすぎるかなと思い、黒いスキニーパンツとレザージャケットでシックにまとめました。可愛いキャップとサングラスで色をプラスするのもありです。

 

Going a little off topic from the styling advice now, but whenever I’m writing a post based on the photos I took during my California trip, it has me feeling nostalgic in a good way. It was such a pleasure shooting these with Justin, and while I’m sad we didn’t have more time to shoot, I’ll be looking forward to a next time when I’m back. If any of you like his work, make sure to follow him on Instagram and check out his website at JustinQuebral.com !

スタイリング術のトピックから離れますが、カリフォルニアで撮った写真を使って記事を書いていると、すごしノスタルジックになる自分がいます。でも、良い意味で!カメラマンのジャスティンと撮影できてすごく光栄だし、もっと撮影する時間がなかったのが残念でしたが、また次会う時が楽しみです。彼の作品を気にいてくれていたら、是非インスタグラムをフォローしてあげて下さい!サイトも是非チェック♪

Adidas top, Urban Outfitters pants (similar), Rim.Ark jacket (similar), American Needle cap, zeroUV sunglasses, Puma sneakers

All photos by Justin Quebral

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This is my first visit to your blog. So glad I stopped by. Could not agree with you more on the essential basic pieces. One could never go wrong with black. Love how you rock this look.

Xx
Nikki
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I think having basics is definitely important because you can always count on them. I also love this sporty look because I tend to stick with comfortable and causal pieces too.

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Loving this, those sunglasses are such a great colour!

The Quirky Queer

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This outfit is calling my name. I love a good sporty-chic look, especially one that involves a comfy crop top! I swooned the second I saw you post about this ensemble on Instagram. Too perfect, girlfriend!

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This all black laid back outfit is so perfect darling! I personally have a deep love for black and I’ll actually talk about it in my post tomorrow hehe!

Bisous, Josie
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That’s why I agree that quality basics worth the investment hahah Love your glasses

xx Margaret
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I really like the black on black outfit!
The leather jacket is my favorite from your outfit.
Amazing post as always. 🙂

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All black is my go-to look! And you are right, having staples makes styling easy!!

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I definitely feel the struggle! I’ve been finding myself changing again and again before work as if nothing I wear works! I even went shopping today just so I wouldn’t struggle tomorrow 😂 Anyway, I love how you made this work. You definitely have talent especially by making basics work like magic.

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you look so sporty chic babe! love your classic style 🙂 xo, sharon

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You look AMAZING in all black. Love your pictures too.

Xo,
Gabriela Vera
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I recognize sometimes standing in front of your closed, that is full by the way, still not knowing what to wear. And your so right that quality basics can solve this problem. The fit is better and colours are better to combine. Of course black is always beautiful and loving this Adidas shirt. XO Charissa, http://www.ladygoldapple.com

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Wow !!!! I am completely and unbelievably amazed by this entire blog. So glad I came across it today as I was in need of inspiration! I totally agree with you about basics. You’ve styled this all black look to the utmost perfection!

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The white hat complements this all black look so well! Also love your tee x

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I love this sporty chic vibe. You’re totally killing it. And of course all black never fails! My go-to too!

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I learned a couple of years back from my fiancé, the importance of quality basics. I used to always wear bold prints and patterns and wondered why I could never find anything to wear. It was tough. This is probably my favorite look I’ve seen you do. Those athleisure vibes are on point!

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Hello Samantha !
Such a great photography love the B&W effect congrats for a good modeling and for Justin 😉
I’m agree with you on the basic pieces are essential.
Nice match with cap and sunnies love your entire cool outfit!
Xx
Eva
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OMG love this sporty look on you babe!!! You have such a great style and love the all black look!
Beautiful pics Sam

xoxo
Marcy

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Love your athletic all black outfit. You can mix these pieces in so many ways. You look great!

Xo,
Miki
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Yeah, there are times where I look at my clothes and just have no idea what to wear. But having black pieces, or good denims and jackets, I know I can throw on any of them and make it work. Love this sporty all black look on you!
xx Jenelle
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Justin’s photos are fabulous! Love this sporty style on you. You totally wear sporty, edgy, rocker, and romantic styles so well!

xx Yasmin
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I love all black outfits!! Especially comfortable ones! I love how sporty chic this look is! Adidas is totally growing on me within the past few years. I need to amp up my wardrobe with some sporty pieces hehe.

With love, Jenn
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Great outfit and styling babe! Love the all black everything and I am crushing over your edgy + sporty look!

xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

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so true! Sometimes I can be so lazy about getting dressed. I think I need to jump on this stylish athletic trend! Fabulous post as always!

x Kendall

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I love how you styled the adidas shirt with this outfit!

Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

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まりこさんんおPumaのスニーカーがとても気になります。
ジャスティンさんのインスタグラムもかっこよかったので、フォローしました!

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Great sporty outfit Sam! I love the dimension you add. It’s not flat black.
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You can never go wrong in all black ! Love your outfit

xo.TDVR
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Such a cool all black outfit! The kicks are so dope and your tinted shade is very on trend! Perfectly styled athleisure look!

~ xo Sheree
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I absolutely loved this look when I saw it on your Instagram! The cool and edgy vibes suit you so well, babe! I do the same thing when I don’t know what to wear – you just can’t go wrong with an all black outfit.

xo, Jo
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Yup, we’ve all been there, but you do have the perfect solution to everything and even on days like this you know how to make it work! If you hadn’t mentioned it, I would have thought this was a very well thought through look that took hours to plan, haha. And oh, I will definitely keep Justin in mind when I visit Cali. Hopefully later this year as tickets are really cheap right now. 🙂
xoxo
Thomas

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Loving this sporty outfit babe, you rock anything.
xoxo, Rachel

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Love your styling! I dress like this so much because you are ready to exercise, eat lunch, run around all day. You look super and love the hat. All black keeps it simple.

xxgracie

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I really like that this outfit is both comfortable and makes you look so put together. I also go for all black when I just don’t know what to wear. Haha. Love it all!

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You can never go wrong in all black. This is absolutely chic and I’m digging the gold Pumas and the Adidas top. Love this look so much Sam!!

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Girl yes, sometimes it takes me forever. That’s why I have a lot of black in my closet. This outfit look amazing.

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wow babe, you are totally rocking this look! I love everything, head to toe. Also, your photography is on point! Too good!!

xo, Samira
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Wow! Everything is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the post!

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