23 basic black pieces for under $100


knot detail top

The knot detail here looks like it would be quite flattering.

velour pullover

A velour V-neck that’s a nice stand-in for a sweater on days you’re in the mood to go a bit more casual.

trouve blazer

An easy, slouchy blazer for throwing on whenever.

H & M cami

A delicate cami for wearing under sheer blouses or even on its own if you’re feeling daring.

loft top

I like the fluid sleeves on this top, and the becoming neckline.

bp shirt

Black and white gingham is just kind of fun.

volcom pants

These chinos are so nice and crisp.

& other stories blouse

Just a good silky blouse.

H&M top

You’ve kind of got to click through to totally see it, but this blouse has a cool geometric thing going on that I like.

loft cami

The buttons on this cami dress it up a little.

topshop top

The waist here is just so pretty and feminine.

h&m jeans

A good classic pair of super-black skinny jeans.

& other stories button down

This shirt has a cute little floral print.

h&m striped tee

A good long-sleeved black-and-white striped tee is one of my wardrobe standbys.

topshop jacket

This moto jacket is obviously—considering the price—faux leather, but it looks pretty convincing.

h&m suit pants

A solid pair of work pants.

halogen cardigan

A thin cardi like this is so good for layering. I wear mine constantly.

high neck top

This high-neck blouse is quite elegant, I think.

linen tee

I love how linen tees drape, and they’re typically a tiny bit sheer and I like that too. And this has a very nice deep V.

& other stories jeans

These jeans are nicely un-distressed.

loft blazer

Just a sharp little blazer.

h&m leopard top

The leopard print here is pretty irresistible.

free people jeans

I like how faded out these jeans are.


Here is a post on cute tops under $100.

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7 Thoughts on 23 basic black pieces for under $100
    7 Mar 2018

    I love linen tees. It’s all I want to wear lately, probably because I live in Socal.

    Also, I appreciate the thoughtful curation of a collection of black pieces in the same week as the red post 🙂


    Hick from Styx
    7 Mar 2018

    The first top is similar to a black one I own. Knot tops are very flattering when they fit just do. Vavoom!


    Hick from Styx
    7 Mar 2018

    Just “so”.


    7 Mar 2018

    Super impressed that the H&M top is 100% linen. Tempted to order it in all three colors!

    Side note: The Frame jeans from the RED posting are on backorder. Dang my lazy self for not ordering sooner! (I still ordered, but won’t arrive until April. Practicing patience….)


    7 Mar 2018

    That moto jacket is great looking. (Better than leather imho.) I’m jumping in w. this one.


    Nancy Baten
    7 Mar 2018

    I love black! It stays my favorite color!


    7 Mar 2018

    I like the cardi and the striped tee, but I truly don’t NEED anything right now. Trying to practice the want vs. need thing. Struggling.





Kim France

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