Black boden top with zara jeans and rebecca mink off hook up bag
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Black Basics Outfit

Today’s look is a black basics outfit.

I hope you had a lovely weekend. The look I’m sharing with you today is using black basics from my wardrobe. Basic jeans and a tee are a great base for any outfit and a really important part of my own style uniform. You can start with a jeans and tee outfit and really do a lot of different things with it. My favourite is usually adding a blazer, statement coat or a colourful shoe to make it more interesting but sometimes just keeping it simple really works well too.

My Black Basics Outfit

Today I paired my black Zara jeans with a Boden black oversized tee and finished off the look with black ankle boots and a black bag. I really love the quality of this t-shirt and always find that Boden do some great basics that last a long time and wash really well which is important to me as I like to wear this type of top many times.

I really liked the simplicity of this look, and also being a blank canvas it really allows the smaller details to show through like my silver jewellery and the gunmetal hardware on both the boots and bag.

I hope you like the look and let me know your thoughts on the black basics outfit in the comments section below.

Boden Supersoft Oversized Top Outfit

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Rebecca Minkoff Hook Up Shoulder Bag with Black jeans and ankle boots

All black outfit with black boots and bag

Flat Black ankle boots with skinny jeans and a black tee

Lotus Olivian Black leather ankle boots with buckles

Black boden top with zara jeans and rebecca mink off hook up bag

Rebecca Minkoff Hook Up Shoulder bag

Outfit Details

Supersoft Oversized Tee – Boden

Jeans – Zara

Olivian Ankle Boots – c/o Lotus

Hook Up Shoulder Bag – Rebecca Minkoff (on sale)

Sunglasses (old)

Watch – Apple


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  • Elisa P.

    Basic but elegant!
    xx Elisa

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • Gold Coast Girl

    Love an all black look! Cute outfit!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Samantha x

  • Jennifer | MrsQBeauty

    I do enjoy an all black outfit. The black bag is really nice. The oversized shirt looks comfortable.

    Jennifer @ Mrs Q Beauty

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jennifer x

  • Shireen

    You can never ever go wrong with black! Happy Monday, Gemma!

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    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Shireen x

  • The Glossychic

    you look amazing in black, Gemma
    The Glossychic

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Wendee x

  • jess

    Love this chic black outfit on you Gemma! Great bag too, i am liking more crossbody bags these days. i just bought a pair of black jeans i look forward to wearing, still warm here!
    Enjoy your week!
    jess xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jess x

  • yuka

    at the end of the day I always resort to basic blacks! It never fails to be chic!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Yuka x

  • ANJA

    Perfect as always. #allblackrules
    Happy Monday!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Anja x

  • Yvonne

    You can never go wrong with an all black outfit and I think you look lovely in all black! Love the high waisted jeans.
    xo Yvonne

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Yvonne x

  • Jodie Filogomo

    Great look, Gemma!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jodie x

  • Lesley Kim

    You look so stylish in all black!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Leslie x

  • mummabstylish

    Looking lovely in this outfit, I’m in need of black jeans and will be taking a look in Zara when I’m next in town. x Nice to see your blog Hun. Jacqui

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jacqui x

  • Виктория

    Thanks a lot for the interesting post! Have a nice day)

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • The Fashion Folks

    Black and basic is the best kind of go-to look though! Love the boots Gemma, Xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Mia x

  • Mary

    It doesn’t get any more chic than a total head to toe black look! Love the boots the most of all!

    Love, Mary

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Mary x

  • Elef V

    I love me a good total black look, this one looks great on you!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks hun x

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Black can be such a chic and glamorous way to dress. With all black you can be casual or dressed up just by changing the accessories. You look fabulous! – Amy

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Amy x

  • Meredith

    that purse/boot combo is on point!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Meredith x

  • mahryska

    always so chic in black!!
    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks hun x

  • NancysFashionStyle

    I always love black! The bag is great and your look is very nice.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Nancy x

  • Linda Libra Loca

    I wear a lot of all black when I am at home, it gives me quietness admist my loud and colorful children.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Jacquard Flower


  • Tina Phan

    Love an all black outfit! You look gorgeous!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Tina x

  • Bag at You

    Black is always a good idea and love your bag! Xx Susanne –

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Susanne x

  • Hayley Canning

    Can never go wrong with all black! You look amazing girl! x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Hayley x

  • Naomella

    A great casual all in black look Gemma. I love your boots! xoxo

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Ivana x

  • Denise

    You look really lovely, very pretty! This is an outfit that suits me well where I am now, people tend to wear black a lot here, and I am loving it! Hope you have a great day!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Denise. x

  • Yiotou_La

    Geat outfit Gemma! I love the bag and the boots, I cannot wait to start wearing boots again!! x


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Yiota x

  • Soraya Gonzalez Gomez

    Los básicos siempre son una acierto, si creo que hubiera puesto algo de color.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • TheGlutenFreeGuideToEverything

    Good black basics are so important, you look great in them!

    Marije |

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Marije x

  • Mica

    This is a great monochromatic outfit! I try now and then to do monochromatic outfits but I usually end up adding just a touch of colour with an accessory, even if it’s just something small like a necklace 🙂

    Hope you are having a wonderful week so far 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Mica x

  • Ellie
    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Ellie x

  • Anna K.

    Hi! Great post and I love your photos!

    Have a lovely day!
    Tsukiakari from

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Anna x

  • thevelvetrunway

    I love this ‘all black’ look on you, Gemma. You look effortlessly chic and I love the bag
    Julia x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Julia x

  • Наталья Белогловская
    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • Amy

    I always wear a lot of black so really like this style.

  • Katya Bychkova | StyleSprinter

    The all black outfit is gorgeous! Lovely photos!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Jessica

    I love your take on the all-black outfit. Amazing booties too 🙂

    Jessica |