Street Style: Black Ladies Who Lunch

Street Style: Black Ladies Who Lunch
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 15, 2010

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A confident and stylish woman can wear exquisite clothing with grace. This beautiful blouse, cream pencil skirt and print peep-toe pumps are fabulous.

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This pearlized reptile skin purse is a statement piece.

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Kim Heirston Evans looks stunning in this pale grey suit, boots and grey reptile skin bag.

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These pale grey Christian Louboutin boots are major.

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This Christian Dior snake skin bag is a perfect example of exotic luxury.

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Natural colors like tan, taupe and cream are a great way to look fresh for spring and summer.

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Stone jewelry is a great way to dress up a natural look.

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This nautical dress is simply chic and youthful. The nude bag and shoes give it a smart and sophisticated edge.

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Tough girl chic is the perfect balance of hard and soft. This leather jacket, grey tank and delicate sheer/applique skirt is modern and feminine.

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Details make the outfit. This skirt is gorgeous and has a couture feeling.

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Fashion designer Tracy Reese looks like she strolled right off the runway in this light-weight leather jacket and flowing black skirt with floral appliques. Sunglasses, oversized bag and gladiator sandals: Check!

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Bethann Hardison is confident, cool and chic. Her look represents her personality and that is the definition of style.

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Perfect pieces will take you from season to season with elegance and ease. Checklist: A classic white shirt, fur vest, leather pants and leopard print pumps.

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A Hermes Birkin bag is the quintessential status symbol for the lady who lunches.

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This modern Mom-to-be is ready for world with her strong shoulders, metallic heels and aviator sunglasses.

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Details, details, details make an oversized bag extraordinary.

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Crystal McCrary Anthony takes a classic look and makes it modern with this black and white ensemble. The strong shoulders and pencil skirt are glamorous while her wrap blouse adds easy elegance.

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Black and white makes a fashion statement all year long. This white shirt, Hermes belt and pencil skirt are effortlessly stylish. The purse and shoes make her look unique.

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This blue and white Gucci clutch is fierce and on trend.

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Navy is the new black. These patent leather pumps shine.

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A great way to pair down a beautiful, bold red dress is wear it with a black trench coat and fabulous nude accessories. Now this is a day-to-evening look.

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A pretty pleated green dress get’s creative with this gold print and red sash belt. The gold gladiator sandals and statement necklace tie the look together.

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Commit to color and make a brilliant statement. Our skin can handle all hues so why not be expressive.

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Don’t be afraid to brighten your accessories as well.

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Balance a beautiful blue dress with a black patent leather pair of peep-toe pumps and a matching belt.

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ABC New’s Correspondent Deborah Roberts looks easy, breezy and beautiful in this colorful, silk dress.

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A black, patent leather, oversized Gucci bag is classic and cool and works with everything in a woman’s wardrobe.

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Fashionable hair stylist Edris Nicholls shows off her independent spirit in this colorful ensemble.

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This is the back. Nicholl’s colorful dress makes a real style statement with it’s intricate tailoring.

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Jewelry and unique accessories help show off your personal style and individuality.

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Personality: Nicholl’s displays her collection of charms and necklaces which adds texture and character to her outfit.

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Gallerina Nicola Vassell wears a colorful, stripped vintage dress with caramel colored belt, strappy sandals and a statement necklace.

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Make a statement: Heavy metal chain necklaces add a dramatic effect to any look.

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This beautiful, butterfly print dress is on trend for the season. It colorful without being overpowering.

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This white woven leather bag with gold hardware will take this fashionable woman from spring to summer.

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These Tori Burch olive wedge sling backs with turquoise and gold detailing are perfect for the woman on the go.

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A polka dot party dress gets paired down for day with a cute white cardigan and pale yellow peep-toe pumps.

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This colorful print dress paired with a cropped blue cardigan and taupe accessories is pretty with an artistic edge.

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An oversized animal skin purse gives any outfit a rich and sophisticated feeling.

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A little black turtleneck dress gets grand with this creative belt.

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A leather clutch can go from day to night in no time at all.

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Basic black is a very fashionable and an easy way to dress in the city. Mix the types of blacks and add some patent leather to make it dynamic.

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These gorgeous strappy sandals are sexy for the city.

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This reversible Chanel Coco Cocoon bag is perfect for city chic.

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Let your personality shine by wearing basic black and dressing it up with unique pieces and metallics.

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This bag combines three trends for the season in one: oversize, metallic and woven.

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A LBD worn with a black and white print jacket creates is a great way to mix and match your basics with your more stylish pieces of clothing.

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Chose accessories that have character like this reptile spin grey bag.

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Spice up a basic black dress with a colorful scarf and rich leather handbag.

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A classic leather Jimmy Choo bag that hangs on your arm is the perfect carry-all for a day in the city.

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Evening for day is a very chic way of making a major style statement. The classic Gucci purse makes the difference.

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Remember the classics: This Gucci Jackie O bag will never go out of style.

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A LBD is refreshed with a classic khaki trench coat and matching cap. The pumps and white women handbag give the looks a unexpected twist.

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Woven leather bags are still haute this season.

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Simplicity counts. This jersey shift dress is classic and sexy and perfect for every occasion. The strappy shoe works in the office and out on the town.

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Aliyyah looks elegant in this black dress, black opaque hose and black pumps. The white jacket and pearls give it a daytime appeal.

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A black and white graphic dress is a great look for the woman about town. A black trench, sheer hose and classic bag are style staples.

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This Gucci bag with bamboo handle and latch are subtle but very chic.

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Coco Chanel wanted women to feel comfortable, chic and powerful. Her legacy lives on is this ensemble. Mission accomplished.

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The classic Chanel quilted bag with chain is a staple for ladies who lunch.

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Connie Orlando’s black suit with red embroidery is the perfect selection for a power lunch and a night on the town.

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Erana Stennet’s floral print jacket and matching shell are perfect for spring. Her damask print black skirt gives her outfit an artistic edge.

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This black leather Jimmy Choo clutch with gold hardware and zippers is functional and fierce.

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A floral coat makes a beautiful and bold statement when the flowers are in bloom.

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A colorful silk coat is a great way to add some drama to your little black dress.

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Animal skin gives your outfit more texture especially when you mix it with colors, prints and patterns.

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A pretty print can make a simple, short dress look stylish and smart.

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This beautiful navy blue ruffled dress is feminine and fabulous like a fresh spring afternoon.