WIW: The Dark Side

Thanks to Angie's tutelage, I have come to love wearing white - white jeans in particular. But I must confess to my love of wearing black and moody outfits and I know this will never change. So today's outfit is my homage to The Dark Side.

I started with my ponte knit slim leg jeggings (why didn't I buy something like these before???) and added my newly eBayed grey abstract patterned silk EF tunic tank. Love at first sight - and feel! 

On top of that, I've added my EF sparkly bronze mesh hi-lo cardigan. I like to scrunch the sleeves on this cardigan to give it a bit more structure. 

I chose my trusty Clarks black leather shooties for footwear and then finished off the outfit with my black leather handbag, red specs and red lips. I don't wear jewelry with this cardigan because I don't want to catch anything on the mesh.

What do you think? Does it all work together? I'll be wearing this trouser and tank combination with my black leather jacket and my Red Tulip asymmetrical  cardigan as other options.

As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Cardigan & tank: Eileen Fisher (eBay)
Pants: NYDJ
Shoes: Clarks
Handbag: Danier Leather

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  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    My, you are hitting it out of the ball park lately Shannon. You have added some truly fab pieces to your wardrobe and they are working for you:). I think this works very nicely. Love the moody vibe of this outfit. Swap out to a pair of silky tapered trousers and you have a great evening out outfit.

  • gryffin replied 5 years ago

    Welcome dear girl back to the dark side!! Love this on you! The cardi is just so fab, trying to make out the pattern of the top but sure I would adore it irl, I love subtle play on shade. Just perfect!! I have ponte jeans from AT and they are so versatile. Same thing, how did I live without them!!

  • Neel replied 5 years ago

    That cardi is just the right amount of fun with the dark outfit :). I can't make out the pattern of the top either, but I imagine it would be lovely! Another fantastic comfy look :)

  • Glory replied 5 years ago

    Fabulous moody outfit Shannon. I love the cardi and the new ponte pants look wonderful. I can imagine they are super comfortable for a full day at work.

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! I'm trust love the cardi, and the way you let it really take center stage in the outfit is fab.

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago


    that was my head... didn't put my helmet on before opening...

  • Jjsloane replied 5 years ago

    There is always room for the dark side when it looks this good. The sparkle adds just the right amount of lightness. It's moody, but a good mood not depressing!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    I love the lustre in the cardigan; it adds just the right amount of starry light to this heavenly outfit. :) 

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    Love it!  The sparkly cardigan is fab! 

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    Love all the different textures and moody dark palette. Definitely an outfit after my own heart. I'd wear it exactly as is, in fact.

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    Love all the different textures and moody dark palette. Definitely an outfit after my own heart. I'd wear it exactly as is, in fact.

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    I love this outfit - it looks so great on you and doesn't feel dark with the added sparkle and texture.

  • Lisa replied 5 years ago

    All the textures paired together here make this dark outfit shine.  Nice job!

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Another fantastic outfit - I am noting how the bright red lips and glasses add so much to this. Love the cardigan and the tank on you!

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    Looks great & suits you so well. :)

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    FABULOUS. Your red specs add life and lustre to the outfit, as do the salty bits in your 'do.

  • thimblelina replied 5 years ago

    I love dark outfits too! This is a great one...

  • Carole replied 5 years ago

    Great outfit, Shannon! Love the colors and texture.

  • JulieJohn replied 5 years ago

    Sorry to be repetitive, but it looks fantastic! ;)

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Well, I'm over here on the dark side cheering! Love this look - it's dark but sparkly...

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    One of my favorites on you - I wish I wore dark as well as you do!  :)

  • missvee replied 5 years ago

    I don't think anyone wears black and moody darks better than you do. This is a gorgeous outfit.

  • AviaMariah replied 5 years ago

    I love the dark side!  Something about it just feels "right" to me so many times.  Even though this outfit is dark it has so many details that stand out: the sparkles and the shape of the cardigan, the detail in the shoes....  at first I thought you were wearing your Docs.  Did you try it with those?  It looks good with your Clarks I'm just slightly obsessed with your Docs right now.

  • jenanded replied 5 years ago

    You are such the master! You are also cajoling me towards EF with the fantastic things you have happening lately...

  • Mona replied 5 years ago

    You do white with same grace as you do dark. Love your dark side, Shannon.

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