You know in the movie Runaway Bride when country bumpkin Julia Roberts is marrying Richard Gere, the slick journalist from Manhattan? One entire side of the church is dressed entirely in black. The groom’s side. The New Yorkers.

There’s a reason why all-black errthang is an official go-to for so many. It’s verstile, effortless, classic, and chic all at the same time. It comes with a city slicker, no frills vibe. Which at times can feel so right.

Despite the romperish look of my outfit, this is actually a matching set. The shorts are high waisted and include a belt which I knotted (side note: always do what works for you). The top has a feminine gathered neckline and elbow-length sleeves. Can be worn together or as separates. Score!

While spring/summer is the perfect backdrop for florals and pastels, a classic monochromatic look may be a city-inspired breath of fresh air. Warm up your look with gold accessories. And don’t forget to pair the ensemble with a little NY attitude. Wherever you’re from.

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