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I'd go for the cream. Black shoes can look odd with lighter-coloured outfits. I'm wondering about the black top with blue and cream... Is it a bit out of kilter with the rest of the ensemble, esp if you have cream accessories? Maybe something more neutral?
I don't have anything more neutral. Well I do have a beige top, but the shade somehow looked wrong with the cream jacket, which was why I opted for the black. I really can't afford new clothes right now.
Is there any way at all you have got black skirt or trousers rather than blue skirt? I think all black underneath cream jacket and with cream accessories would work, but not convinced about the blue-black-cream combination, sorry..
Could I ask you all to take the attitude of 'doing the best one can in limited circumstances' and stick to the cream vs black shoes and bag? I accept that the whole outfit could be improved, but I mustn't spend money on new clothes right now (and I'm fatter than all my friends so can't borrow anything). Thanks for trying to help though.
The fact that you've tried a different top and could see it didn't work means the outfit you're planning does. Stand in front of a mirror and see how it all looks with cream/black accessories, jacket done/undone, hair up/down, even different lipstick and see what pleases you most.
That's kind of my dilemma - with the jacket on you can barely see the black top, so I think that works OK. Without the jacket, the combination of black top - blue skirt works OK too. So if I go for cream shoes and bag, will it look weird if I take the jacket off? If I go for black, will that look weird while I have the jacket on?
Alternatively, help me get the mindset that I don't give a toss whether other people think I look weird, then this whole issue doesn't matter!
fluffy you definitely won't look weird, and of course it doesn't matter what other people think either
I suggested black bottoms of some kind as that's the kind of thing most people have of some description.
If you think the blue skirt and black top works (and obviously only you have seen it!), then I would go with the cream accessories.