Black is the New Black

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I thought that on this here casual Friday we could celebrate with two outfits. You don’t mind do you? Let’s talk new denim for fall. Denim is one of those things that never really goes out of style, but it’s always nice to update yours every few seasons. That’s why I love black denim. Black denim is hands down one of my absolute standards for fall. It used to feel edgy to me and I would reach for edgier tops, but now it’s just as go-to as my blue denim. That’s the beauty of black denim — it can feel edgy, casual or fancy. You get to pick the look you want and black denim fills in the blanks.
I created two looks with my new denim from Old Navy. First look up: Sporty chic. 
Hands down one of the easiest looks to recreate, there is nothing more classic than a t-shirt and jeans. I just updated the look with a banded sleeve tunic and classic heels. (For the record, this look goes perfectly with sneaks. Tested and approved.)
The second look is a staple look for me: the relaxed button down and skinny jeans. Casual Friday at it’s best. You still look pulled together but it’s a classic casual feel. There is also something to wearing black denim that doesn’t feel as casual as blue denim. It always feels a bit more elevated to me. 
See what I mean? Black denim is magic. It can go from edgy and sporty to classic and chic in a single bound. Can everything be as easy as that? 
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  1. Jeanne says:

    Those pants are amazing! I never think of black denim but you are totally inspiring me to reach outside my blue jean comfort zone!

    Fashion By Committee

    09.18.15 · Reply
  2. Rach says:

    This is awesome and I am loving both looks! I really love the “sporty” look.

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  3. Sasa Zoe says:

    Always love black and white looks<3

    Shall We Sasa

    09.18.15 · Reply
  4. Jen Olsen says:

    Kendie, do you find the jeans true to size? Thanks!

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  5. Love these looks!

    || D I A N A ||

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  6. Krista says:

    Obsessed with that first outfit! That tee is so cute.

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  7. Love both outfits! And those leggings are the business!

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  8. Maggie says:

    I love the first look better! I’m a fan of casual 🙂 Those pants are amazing.

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  9. I love that first look so much!! So cute!


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  10. Shawna says:

    Love these looks. You can never go wrong with classic black and white!

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  11. Jackie says:

    I agree 100% that you just can’t beat black. I love the fun detailing on the knees to give these jeans a bit of edge.

    Both looks are perfect for this time of year, but I really love the casual vibe of the t-shirt.

    Have a great weekend!
    Something About That

    09.18.15 · Reply
  12. Alyssa Thomas says:

    Both of these are so classic! Black and white is always perfect.

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  13. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love that black tee in the first look! So fun!


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  14. Brynne Alexandra says:

    LOVE the jeans! Such a chic update to classic black jeans!

    Check out my new blog!

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  15. Natali says:

    Fantastic jeans!!! Love the patches, need to get these asap!

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  16. Kathy says:

    Great post! I really love both looks. Those black jeans are fabulous on you.


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  17. Nancy Hvale Hunt says:

    You really know how to put an outfit together. Very classy!

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  18. Always impressed by how you pull things off. I bought the inverse of that sporty tee and it did NOT look anywhere near that cute on me!

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  19. Anna D Kart says:

    Love the window pane shirt! You look flawless

    Happy Medley

    09.18.15 · Reply
  20. Love the black denim!

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  21. Eden Mint says:

    Can’t go wrong with a pair of black denim. I love your top in outfit 2 – great style!

    09.19.15 · Reply
  22. Elisabeth Klassen says:

    You look amazing.

    Diary of Elegance

    09.19.15 · Reply
  23. These outfits are so pretty

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  24. mybeautrip .com says:

    I need those jeans!


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  25. Sarah H. says:

    I like those snazzy little knees!

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    09.19.15 · Reply
  26. Love both of these outfits! Love the little added detailing in the jeans! x

    09.20.15 · Reply
  27. Super cute love the jeans!

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  28. Kate Style Petite says:

    Love how chic they are!
    xoxo –

    09.20.15 · Reply
  29. Heidi D. says:

    Obsessed with that first outfit! Those pants fit you like a glove! Definitely going to have to recreate…thanks for the inspiration!

    Wishes & Reality

    09.20.15 · Reply
  30. Chic, I love your pants


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  31. Okay I need both these looks. Loving the varsity stripe on that tee. so cute!

    xo Jessica

    09.21.15 · Reply
  32. Sarah says:

    Obsessed with that first top! Gorgeous!

    x Sarah

    09.21.15 · Reply
  33. Camille Cochran says:

    Love the banded tunic. I just bought in in the grey color to wear with my new UGG Blaney kicks.

    09.21.15 · Reply
  34. Megan says:

    Just bought both of those shirts last week and love them! Oldnavy is really killing it this season

    09.22.15 · Reply
  35. ava says:

    Wow, what a great set of outfits and photographs. You really rock them all! You’ve inspired me to put that little bit extra into my wardrobe !

    09.23.15 · Reply
  36. Vamped Boutique says:

    Love both of those looks! Super cute xo

    Vamped Boutique

    09.24.15 · Reply
  37. I LOVE these jeans!! And the button down top.

    09.28.15 · Reply