Womanista Fashion: Oil Slick Design

When it comes to everyday fashion, I tend to stick with the basic neutrals in my closet as my “go-tos” – blacks, creams, nudes – and I may even throw in a metallic every once in awhile (I know, classic but a little boring sometimes! I’m trying to punch it up by adding in some colored denim, statement accessories, and graphic prints, ok? sheesh)

Graphic prints made a mega-splash this spring, and the fashion world’s love for the bold keeps on rolling into fall. A great compromise between the two? Oil Slick designs. They are fabulously on-trend, yet surprisingly neutral and bold at the same time. An easy way to add some interest to your wardrobe, and still stick to the basics.

This gorgeous blouse is from Daniella Kallmeyer is super versatile, and makes a chic statement. It can transition from day to night – office to cocktails. Pair it with a black pencil skirt and blazer for work, and dark skinnies, a metallic clutch, and booties for after hours drinks. It’s flattering, feminine and modern.

Adding in oil slick jewelry to your wardrobe will give it a dramatic punch, that’s toned down at the same time. These pieces from PONO by Joan Goodman and Marcia Moran are chic, classy, eye-catching, and earthy. They are inspired by nature, and hand-crafted with beautiful, natural materials. It’s a simply gorgeous and statement-worthy way to add a touch of the oil slick trend to your outfit.



I am obsessed with this handbag from BCBGMAXAZRIA. Plus, it’s on sale! The metallic color variation will pair with any ensemble, and the texture is so rockstar. Wear it cross body with the chain, or carry it as a clutch for a chic accessory.

You can also make a statement with an oil slick mani. This nail polish from Ciate has the perfect pearlescent sheen. The iridescent metallic creates a fashion-forward look that will pair with any wardrobe. Simply put, it’s sexy, modern, and fabulous.

Don’t be afraid to try the oil slick trend, womanistas! You will wow!

xo, the Womanista

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  2. Claudia August 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Grungey chic!

  3. Claudia August 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Love the gurney/metallic detail! Cool article!

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