There’s a lot you can do with an all-black outfit.
That’s because few of us are truly taking advantage of the clothing and accessories we already own.
Here’s the thing, though. If you want to keep your spending in check and reduce waste, you need to find ways to make older pieces look fresh. You also need to know how to dress up your basics so they’re less basic.
Trust me. With the right styling techniques, no one will
I think black is the most versatile
However, if you prefer white, grey or another neutral, the tips presented here will work just as well. You can wear matching separates, a dress or a jumper as your base.
So let’s get into it!
Break Up the Black with a Belt
I’m partial to this
Wear a Statement Necklace
When you have a simple black canvas, you can do as you please with
Let Your Bag Do The Work
Bags are a great (and easy) way to add interest to all-black outfits. You can choose solid colors but I prefer a fun print like the one on this Navazoe crossbody. Tie-dyed bags like those offered by
Add a Fun Shoe to Your All-Black Outfit
Throw on an Impactful Scarf
This tip may seem like a no-brainer to people living outside the Caribbean but most us in warm climates don’t think about them as everyday accessories. Obviously, we need to choose light, breathable materials like linens if we’ll be outside. However, we tend to have the AC in offices on full blast so slightly heavier materials will be perfectly fine indoors.
Rock a Head Wrap or Hat
Never overlook headgear. Any piece of cloth you like can easily be turned into a head wrap (including the scarves I mentioned above). This is one of the easiest things you can do to jazz up a look. I’ve seen women use leggings to wrap so you are only bound by your imagination.
Side note: The outfit above is also an example of how interesting an all-black outfit can be when you’re wearing varying textures.
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