Adding a Little Edge

Banana Republic Faux-Leather Ponte Tank + Banana Republic Skinny Jeans + Banana Republic Adelia D'Orsay Pumps + Banana Republic Crossbody Bag

Banana Republic Faux-Leather Ponte Tank + Banana Republic Skinny Jeans + Banana Republic Adelia D'Orsay Pumps + Banana Republic Crossbody Bag

Banana Republic Faux-Leather Ponte Tank + Banana Republic Skinny Jeans + Banana Republic Adelia D'Orsay Pumps + Banana Republic Crossbody Bag

Banana Republic Faux-Leather Ponte Tank + Banana Republic Skinny Jeans + Banana Republic Adelia D'Orsay Pumps + Banana Republic Crossbody Bag

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite basic go-to outfits. To create a chic and stylish look, I combined a pair of skinny jeans with this unique top that mixes different textures. The faux leather in the front adds a touch of edginess to this versatile piece and to the entire look. (I tried this fun top with a fitted long-sleeve shirt underneath, and it looks perfect for the soon-to-come cooler days. I see many possibilities for this item, and that makes it one of my favorites.) I considered three options for spicing up this outfit: a long necklace, a bright bag, and a bold lip color. Ultimately, I opted for the bright red lipstick since I usually wear softer shades.

By the way, while writing this post it dawned on me that this is an all-Banana Republic outfit. One month ago, I visited New York City  and stopped by my favorite BR store on 5th Avenue. I love this store since I always find clothes and accessories that are not available at local stores here in the D.C. area. As you can see, I’m enchanted by the new arrivals!

As always, thank you very much for stopping by.

Enjoy the weekend!

Danielle

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Top: Banana Republic

Jeans: Banana Republic

Shoes: Banana Republic

Bag: Banana Republic

Sunglasses: Chanel (I also like these and these)

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176 Comments

  1. September 14, 2015    

    Estás espectacular. Fant´stico outfit
    Decoracion de Interiores

    • September 14, 2015    

      Muchas gracias!

  2. September 13, 2015    

    So chic! Love all black — you look gorgeous!

    Hailey
    http://www.themiddlecloset.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  3. Britt+Whit
    September 13, 2015    

    wow I can’t believe that is all BR! I love those heels! so chic!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thank you!

  4. September 13, 2015    

    I love these pictures!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  5. September 13, 2015    

    This is a great look! So classic and elegant 🙂 That bag is so cute!!
    Kisses from Portugal

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    • September 15, 2015    

      Gracias, Denise!

  6. GI.
    September 13, 2015    

    I love this total black look! very nice!
    xoxo Gi.

    new post
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    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Gi!

  7. Lenya
    September 13, 2015    

    Love your complete look, from the top to the shoes!
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Lenya!

  8. September 13, 2015    

    Simply but very cute!!

    Thanks for your comment, kisses 🙂
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    • September 15, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Irene!

  9. September 13, 2015    
    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Diane!

  10. September 13, 2015    

    Oh yes I have been wanting a top like this, it really does up the chic factor. And I will check out the BR store on 5th for sure.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

    • September 15, 2015    

      You should definitely go to that store. It is the biggest BR store I’ve seen. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. September 13, 2015    

    Love this outfit! xx Nathalie http://www.fashionathsta.wordpress.com

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Nathalie!

  12. September 13, 2015    

    more like a lot of edge! you look incredible!
    http://dayinmydreams.com/

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Kristina!

  13. September 13, 2015    

    Love the monochrome look here
    So chic!

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  14. September 13, 2015    

    You look stunning ! Love this chic outfit !
    Nina
    xox
    http://www.titritmode.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Nina!

  15. September 13, 2015    

    I really like the lipstick color on you, it works so well with your skintone.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thank you!

  16. September 13, 2015    

    Such a classy lady! I am loving this look. Have a happy Sunday 🙂

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Naomi!

  17. September 13, 2015    

    Gorgeous!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks!

  18. September 12, 2015    

    Stunning & so classy! Love it!

    -Olivia

    http://www.missoliviasays.com/

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Olivia!

  19. September 12, 2015    

    This outfit is ridiculously sleek. I love that leather top with the black skinny jeans!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Alecz!

  20. September 12, 2015    

    you look stunning my dear, great post! 😀

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Claudia!

  21. September 12, 2015    

    I adore this elegant black on black look!
    Many thanks for kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thank you!

  22. September 12, 2015    

    Dear Danielle,
    one of this winter trends are outfits black in black. I love this trend and I like it very much, how you combine pieces of clothing made of different materials. You look very gorgeous!
    I know the Banana Republic stores from my last stay in the United States and I really like them!
    I wish you a beautiful and happy Sunday.
    Love, Jasmin

    • September 16, 2015    

      Thanks, Jasmin!

  23. September 12, 2015    

    Hello, Danielle! I liked the outfit very much, it’s definitely chic and very practical at the same time, something that I like very much! You look classy and beautiful and I liked the complete Banana Republic outfit! The shoes are very beautiful (I am a shoe lover, but who isn’t!) and your sunnies are really beautiful too! A fantastic look! Hope you have a nice weekend now, looking forward to more outfits next week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thank you very much, Denise!

  24. September 12, 2015    

    So chic, I love your top!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Paola!

  25. September 12, 2015    

    Great outfit! Love the edginess of it! 🙂

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thank you!

  26. September 12, 2015    

    You look amazing and black looks good on you.

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    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Uzo!

  27. September 12, 2015    

    Beautiful, stylish and chic look! Gorgeous shoes! Loving it! Wish you a happy weekend x Mary

    http://marypolka.com

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Mary!

  28. September 12, 2015    

    great look
    Mrs NoOne

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Carmen!

  29. September 12, 2015    

    Red lips always go perfectly with a dark outfit! 🙂

    TheNormcoreRebel

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks for visiting!

  30. September 12, 2015    

    Super estilosa!!! Un beso. Vanessa
    http://www.infrontrowstyle.com/

    • September 15, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Vanessa!

  31. September 12, 2015    

    Love this top with the leather mix!

    http://www.tusksandtails.com

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks!

  32. September 12, 2015    

    Beautiful!

    Baci,
    Marina
    http://www.maridress.it

    • September 15, 2015    

      Grazie, Marina!

  33. Gabrielle
    September 12, 2015    

    A gorgeous head-to-toe look from Banana Republic. I haven’t shopped there in years, though I’ll definitely check them out next time i’m near one of their stores now! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Gabrielle!

  34. September 12, 2015    

    This is a perfectly chic outfit for running around the city in! I’m Banana Republic obsessed too. There are always items I “must have” whenever I go in a store.

    Euriental

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Kamara!

  35. September 12, 2015    

    I like the interesting textures of the top, very subtle but chic

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Suze!

  36. Dania
    September 12, 2015    

    Great look love ypur bag.
    Kisses

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    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Dania!

  37. pia
    September 12, 2015    

    gorgeous outfit, love it!
    LUNJASKY

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Pia!

  38. September 12, 2015    

    Danielle, firstly, thank you so much for stopping by my blog the other day! It really means a lot to me. Secondly, I really love your elegant style! Great faux leather top; it seems like it’s been a while since I visited Banana Republic. Every piece is amazing and looks great in combination. Have a great weekend:)

    http://www.yuliannova.com/

    • September 15, 2015    

      Thanks, Yulia!

  39. Prudence Yeo
    September 12, 2015    

    Very chic and classy look, especially love the gorgeous heels!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  40. September 12, 2015    

    Amazing and edgy chic look! Your styling here is perfection. 🙂

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Kathrine!

  41. September 12, 2015    

    Wow! You look amazing! <3

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Elin!

  42. September 12, 2015    

    Hi Sweetie
    you look so stylish. Kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Maggie!

  43. September 12, 2015    

    Danielle you look so stunning! I adore the different mix of textures in this all-black look 🙂 Those heels are killer too

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Rachel!

  44. September 12, 2015    

    Beautiful pictures, I love this edgy and sophisticated look! x

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  45. September 12, 2015    

    So chic in all black!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Tina!

  46. September 12, 2015    

    Lovely look !!

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    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  47. September 12, 2015    
    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  48. September 12, 2015    

    Hi dear, love your total black OOTD!
    Stunning pumps!!!
    have a great weekend!
    Chiara

    http://shesinfashionblog.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  49. September 12, 2015    

    This is so gorgeous. I love an all black look with a bright lip.

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Sonia!

  50. September 12, 2015    

    So me with the basic hues,and that little purse so chic.
    xoxo Bing.

    http://www.bingyourstyle.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Bing!

  51. September 11, 2015    

    you look so chic, I love the all black
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Laura!

  52. September 11, 2015    

    I love, love, love the bag that you paired with this outfit. It’s so sleek and cute!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  53. Banke
    September 11, 2015    

    I want your shoes! 🙂 Soo cute.

    xo

    With Love Banke | A Fashion Blog

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  54. Heidi
    September 11, 2015    

    I absolutely love this monochromatic look! You look gorgeous.

    Wishes & Reality

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  55. September 11, 2015    

    Could never go wrong with Black! You look gorgeous.
    – Adi xxo
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  56. September 11, 2015    

    some serious edge.. you look great!!

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Sydni!

  57. September 11, 2015    

    Very chic and elegant

    amemipiacecosi.blogspot.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Grazie, Francesca!

  58. September 11, 2015    

    I am a Banana Republic fan myself! They always have the best stuff for affordable prices! Love this look on you with different textures! <3
    -Lily from http://www.withlovelilyrose.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Lily!

  59. MC
    September 11, 2015    

    Great outfit – love the mix of textures and that little clutch is so cute!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  60. September 11, 2015    

    Very classy and sexy and the same time!! U look awesome. Xoxo

    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  61. September 11, 2015    

    You definitely nailed the chic and stylish element you wanted. You have a model figure#envious! Great post!
    fashionstylemogul.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      You are so sweet! Thank you!

  62. Sasha
    September 11, 2015    

    I love your little green clutch!
    xx
    SASHA

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  63. Kiki
    September 11, 2015    

    I love the cool detail of that top and the lovely monochrome feel of that outfit! Great post!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Kiki!

  64. September 11, 2015    

    Wow you look incredibly elegant and sexy! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog – Valeria Arizzi

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Valeria!

  65. Ela
    September 11, 2015    

    You look gorgeous! I like the black outfit, it is one of my fave

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  66. September 11, 2015    

    You look super chic in this outfit. I love the red lips with it. You look fantastic!

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Kathy!

  67. September 11, 2015    

    Hola Danielle un gusto conocerte!!!! estas muy elegante y moderna, muy lindo Look 😉 besos!!!

    Te espero por mi blog http://www.esteesmilook.com
    http://www.esteesmilook.com/este-es-mi-look/

    • September 14, 2015    

      Gracias, Paola!

  68. September 11, 2015    

    Hi Danielle! Looking gorgeous as always, that lipstick suits you soo well 😀 and I want those shoes so badly! Oh well, we can never have enough shoes haha! happy weekend gorgs!
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  69. September 11, 2015    

    that top is really beautiful, the mixing of textures make it an unique piece
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  70. Tash
    September 11, 2015    

    Very pretty, I like your shirt!

    RedLip&Love

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Tash!

  71. September 11, 2015    

    Such a chic look, loving the dress!

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Rachel!

  72. September 11, 2015    

    I love your uncomplicated, super chic look!
    Red Reticule

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thank you very much!

  73. September 11, 2015    

    wow, looking good 🙂 so fashionable and elegant
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    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  74. September 11, 2015    

    Love this all black look! Super chic! 🙂
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    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  75. September 11, 2015    

    You look so slick in this outfit

    Agnes x

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    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Agnes!

  76. September 11, 2015    
    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  77. September 11, 2015    

    Such a nice look! Love it! Have an amazing weekend!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Danielle!

  78. September 11, 2015    

    Always love a good black on black outfit! So chic!

    http://www.rosyoutlookblog.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  79. Eni
    September 11, 2015    

    Hi Danielle and thank you for stopping at my blog. I’m a really lover of totally black outfit. Nice choice my dear! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Eni!

  80. September 11, 2015    

    You look so chic and sophisticated, love this look hun!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Elle!

  81. September 11, 2015    

    Never wrong with black!

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thank you!

  82. September 11, 2015    
    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  83. September 11, 2015    

    You look beautiful! I love the top and the shoes!
    http://www.alessandrastyle.com

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!

  84. September 11, 2015    

    Fantastic look, I really like the monochrome outfits, above all the total black!

    love, Carmen
    http://cincuentayque.es/

    • September 14, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Carmen!

  85. anna
    September 11, 2015    

    hello chic! You look stunning, love! xx

    Fash Boulevard

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Anna!

  86. September 11, 2015    

    woooooooooooooow

    http://carrieslifestyle.com
    Posts online about Provence, South Africa, Miami…

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks, Carrie!

  87. May
    September 11, 2015    

    Yes! This is such a great look, all black for the win! I can definitely see the outfit being extremely versatile; can’t wait to see you style it up in the colder months. Layering it over a long sleeved shirt sounds absolutely lovely!

    May | THE MAYDEN

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thank you, May!

  88. September 11, 2015    

    Loving this outfit! It’s definitely very edgy and chic!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

    • September 14, 2015    

      Thanks!