Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin spoke to the Washington Times editorial board last week. She wore a white shirt and black blazer:
The governor has five distinct visual focal points in this outfit, causing your eye to bounce from one to the next like a pinball:
large embroidered crest *PING!* gold button *PING!* sparkly brooch *PING!* diamond cross pendant *PING!* chunky earring *PING!*
Try to stick to one or two strong visual details in an outfit. Your audience won't notice enough to be grateful, and that's the whole point.