No matter your style preference, we can all agree that wearing an all black outfit continues to be relevant. Black ensembles are classic, simple and when worn correctly can be very flattering.
Today I’m giving you some of my favorite tips when wearing head to toe black that have always worked whether your style skews more classic, trend-forward, or anywhere in between.
How To Wear An All Black Outfit
Thanks to Coco Chanel who iconized the LBD, wearing all black is the epitome of chic, elegance, class and FASHION. By default, it’s the color I end up wearing 50% of the time, although I’ve broadened my horizons in recent years. I don’t think an entire black ensemble looks bad on most, but I do think it can look drab, boring and unimaginative if it’s not styled correctly.
Let’s discuss tips on how to ‘put together’ the perfect all black outfit so COCO would be proud.
Some women are fortunate in that they don’t need to wear makeup, however the majority of us do. If you’re wearing all black it’s more important than ever to have some color on your face. At a bare minimum, rosy cheeks, a red lip and penciled in eye brows are the French standard. Your face will be framed and you won’t look washed out.
ACCESSORIZE: CHOOSE A STATEMENT PIECE
Whether it’s a killer handbag, a belt, gorgeous jewelry or a colorful scarf, wear something that will stand out against your all black ensemble. You will instantly take your outfit from drab to fab.
Cinching a belt around your waist will help to draw attention to your shape and prevent your body from disappearing under layers of black fabric. For a feminine formal outfit, choose a statement necklace to draw the eye upward to your face. If you’re wearing a short sleeve dress, stack some chunky bracelets to compliment your look. A brooch will give your look a total Parisian vibe.
WEAR A PAIR OF STATEMENT SHOES
Interesting footwear is a must with an all black outfit. Whether you’re casual or dressy, put some thought into some shoes that will give your outfit some extra life. Remember, most shades pair well with black so this is carte blanche to add a fun pop of color to your shoe choice.
WEAR ITEMS WITH SPECIAL DETAILS
When a garment has special features, we forget that it’s just black. Look for cool pockets, exposed zippers, interesting hardware, leather trims, interesting sleeves, and patterns in the fabric. I’m a huge sucker for pockets…I think they add a cool factor to any outfit.
MATCH FABRICS FOR A COHESIVE LOOK
If you want a classic, fashionable outfit, pair items made of the same fabric and texture. This creates a laid-back, effortless look that’s perfect for accessorizing. For instance, if you’re wearing black denim, make sure both pieces are the same shade of black or it might look like one of the items is gray.
What I’m Wearing Today:
My Clara SunWoo Ponte Funnel Neck Tunic Sweater Dress is perfect for the woman on-the-go who doesn’t want to sacrifice style! I’m mad for the front pockets and structured, gutsy ponte fabric that travels so easily and looks polished and sophisticated. It’s got major versatility in that you can style it as a tunic as I’ve done here or wear it as a dress with some tights or boots. I’ve paired it with the Clara SunWoo Ponte Knit Slim Rider Pants. These are tailored to perfection and fit like a glove. They are more like a legging fit around the waist with a smooth panel, but they feature a slim pant leg with riding pant stitching. Ladies, these pants are winners! Wearing an X-Small in both.
Be sure and check out the celebrity and influencer favorite Clara SunWoo Liquid Leather! It’s not leather, or pleather but an innovative knit that fits like a glove.
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I’m wearing Sarah Flint’s Espresso Croc Embossed Perfect Pumps and matching Vienna Belt (wearing size MD). If you are a first time Sarah Flint purchaser, code SARAHFLINT-BATRULYMEGAN takes $50 off your first pair of Sarah Flint shoes.
My croc embossed handbag is an oldie but goodie from WORTH, LTD.
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