Any day can be an all-black outfit kind of day. It’s not just a colour — it’s a uniform, a daily uniform for people who like to keep it classic, elegant, and simple. Whenever you don’t know what to wear for the day or when you’re sick and tired of trying to find a way to mix and match primary colours altogether, an all-black look is the perfect choice.
So, are there any rules on how to wear black? Not really, but here are some styles tips from our Fresh Fashion Library team to help make sure your outfits are always on point.
Diversify the fabrics and textures. Nothing looks duller than an all-black outfit which is all the same materials.
- On top of the first rule, it’s crucial to assure that the material is season appropriate. A black wool outfit will look gorgeous in the fall, but out-of-place and odd in the summer. During summer months, silk and linen is perfect to pull off an all-black outfit.
When putting together a black-on-black look, the fit of each clothing item becomes even more important. Take advantage of the fact that black is slimming and tones your body shape. It’s better to choose black clothing items that are flattering and fit your body well, so the look isn’t too shaggy and too oversized.
Add a hint of your own personality with accessories. Bold, colourful jewelry becomes the statement piece of your outfit, if you are a playful person. Personally, a perfect partner for any all black outfit is a pair of neutral coloured stilettos. They make any black outfit look more casual and transitional, plus it’s always a classic, timeless piece to add on.
A simple change to your makeup can be a game changer for any black outfit. For example, try a natural pink lip stain with your little black dress during the day, and switch to a deep red lip at nighttime. A seamless transition with the same outfit, just adding drama with a bold lip colour.