Paint it Black: 7 Dark Essentials Under $50

Lately, I’ve been very into the color black. Shoes, jackets, sweaters, you name it. All black everything, except for a bit of gray here and there. Overall though, I’m really digging the neutral colors.

But what I don’t love? Expensive, break the bank clothing. I read some popular fashion blogs and I’m always like, that’s $50 for a t-shirt.

Thanks, but no thanks.

A lot of the items I buy I only end up wearing once anyways. It’s terrible — I know — but I’ve got a V short attention span when it comes to trends. I try something, and then it’s on to the next one. Gotta keep moving, ya know?

But what I love about these black essentials? They’re kind of timeless — or at least most of them anyways. These pieces can go with just about anything, but they aren’t memorable enough to make you look like a total #outfitrepeater. Love it.

So, let’s get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?

the furry biker jacket

I love a good biker jacket. But here’s the thing…I don’t typically invest in quality leather because, like I said, I get bored. This number from Macy’s is perfect though, because it looks convincing enough and only costs $43.99. The faux fur collar is also detachable, which makes it even more versatile and suitable for several seasons to come.

strappy booties

Black booties should be a staple in any and every girl’s closet. They go with practically anything! This pair from Chinese Laundry is a total steal, too.

sexy slip dress

I see these slip dresses everywhere lately, especially on Insta. I’ve got to admit, I’m fond of this trend and definitely am lusting after this Urban Outfitters edition.

leather ball cap

Having a bad hair day, but still want to look like an off-duty celeb? Black leather ball caps are where it’s at. I particularly like this one from Nordstrom.

lacey tank

I feel like this is an obvious one, no? I like this lacey tank especially though, since it’s actually a bodysuit. Even better!

distressed jeans

I recently heard some girlfriends of mine talking about how much they disliked plain black jeans, and I was a bit appalled. I have to agree though, a good pair of distressed black jeans definitely take it up a notch.

I also just realized that these jeans are totally not under $50! Whoops…still not gonna change the title of this post though, haha. Either way, they’re still cute & possibly worth the splurge.

classic jumpsuit

Oh how we love our jumpsuits lately. There’s lots of fun patterns out there right now, but my recommendation is to stick with this all-black piece. It’ll still be classy, even when the trend dies down.

What are your favorite trends right now? Are you digging blacks right now too, or looking towards the bright spring pastels?

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  • JeeYoung Dubs

    love all the things!!!! that jumpsuit is super sleek and stylish. I have a pair of black sandals like the ones you linked. such a staple!

  • Julie A. Hamilton

    I’m so loving these pieces below…
    1. Leather Black Cap (stylish)
    2. Lacey Tank (so sexy)
    3. Distressed Jeans (love distress jeans!)
    These are like a MUST have for me!