How To Style An All Black Outfit

People always seem to turn their nose up at wearing an all black outfit, but I believe it’s because they don’t know how to style it properly. I view wearing black from head to toe as wearing a blank canvas to showcase my favorite accessories. Whether you’re sporting a dazzling necklace, a bold handbag, or even something as simple as a vibrant lip color, a black outfit is the perfect platform to display these pieces.

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Outfit Details: Sweater: Banana Republic / Pants: J.Crew / Purse: Kate Spade

Trendy Handbag

Whilst looking chic in your all black attire, opt for a bright and trendy handbag to add a striking pop of color to your look. The handbag will naturally bounce right off the dark outfit, capturing the attention of strangers passing by. My go-to handbag is Kate Spade’s “Cedar Street Maise” in ‘Flo Geranium’. With such a lively shade of pink, this bag naturally brings joy and happiness to even the darkest of outfits! Or play with prints and add a printed clutch, such as this leopard printed one from Nordstroms, for a bit of an edgier look.

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Statement Jewelry

Just like the backdrop for which the dazzling jewelry at Tiffany’s is displayed on, a black outfit is the perfect opportunity to showcase your favorite statement pieces. Big, extravagant earrings or a shinning bold necklace will get the attention they deserve when styled on your killer black silhouette. The black outfit will help your jewelry (and you) stand out in the most elegant way possible, making your dark appearance the brightest in the room!

Bold Makeup

 Pair your fitted black sweater and cropped black pants with a vibrant red lip, like the NARS velvet matte lip pencil in “Dragon Girl“,  for the perfect classic Audrey Hepburn look. Or take a shot and mix edgy and romance with bold pink and glittery shades from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ “Modern Renaissance“, such as “Love Letter” and my personal favorite “Vermeer”. Want to stay a little more comfortable with your makeup but still stand out? Opt for a mod cat eye or play up your nails with fun colors, Essie is one of my favorite brands for nail polish and they offer so many vibrant colors, like this enchanting shade of purple “Play Date” or this darling blue “Mint Candy Apple“. Ulta runs sales where you can buy two polishes and get the third free, making these polishes affordable for any gal on a budget who is looking for a good at home manicure!

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Next time you go out, don’t shy away from a sleek all black outfit, take these style tips and use them to create a killer look. Showcase a fascinating bold makeup look or display your marvelous quirky new Kate Spade purse. Or keep it classic and chic like Coco or Audrey and opt for a bold red lip. Either way, grab your favorite black top and pants, your new secret style weapon and set out for a day of jealous stares and endless self confidence.

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