How to Wear All Black

Wearing all black is not a new concept, but it's new to me. The only time I wore all black was at my job as a server in a restaurant. Maybe it left a bad taste in my mouth (kind of like the food hehehehehehehe). I've never been the person to wear much black -- let alone all black. Don't get me wrong, black is a staple when it comes to clothes & being able to use them in different ways. Black garments are versatile & easy to style, but it was never my thing.

When it comes to fashion, you need to mix it up. If you do the same thing over & over without any change or progress isn't that called a mistake? This is for the people like me where the thought of sporting all-black is a little frightening or a little dark or little out of character, but let's try something new shall we?



Black can be a little dull, lackluster. A plain black tee is a bit boring. This look is my way of playing with various textures to create more dimension. I started off by finding the right bottoms. These faux leather pants are totally rad & a bit edgy. Pair them with a cool mesh t-shirt. Nope, that's not plain at all! Pull it together with your favorite pair of chunky heels. Look taller but walk easy. These lovely shoes are simple to maneuver in. No need for stilettos! 

I'm super obsessed with faux fur, so clearly I had to toss a sexy little coat in there. Keep all your gadgets in a sleek purse. The gold gives it just the right amount of pop & the chain, ohh the chain. I omitted any jewelry or other accessories because you can figure that out on your own. :]

I wanted to keep this basic black look not so basic. I like playing around with texture & fabric because it's less flat & adds some pizzazz. If you're like me let's go ahead & try to rock an all black look this month. If all black is your staple go to look then you already are a master. 

Are you a black/all black fan? Which item is your favorite from this look? :]


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49 comments

  1. Love the all black look, actually we really enjoy the whole "any' all color look, looks really great to us :)

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Yes, I like the whimsy of an "all" any color look as well. :]

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  2. I love wearing all black especially black fur! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  3. Great outfit, I love wearing all black! I always feel really great and confident :-)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  4. All black is my go-to, these are great pieces!
    http://www.itssuperfashion.com/2014/12/miami-art-basel-instagram-diary/

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  5. Such a perfect outfit! So sexy!

    www.hayleyeszti.com

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  6. Love it - awesome outfit, I myself dress in A LOT of black and this is amazing x

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  7. I love black on black. It makes it so easy, especially in winter. Faux fur is my favorite, absolute favorite accessory! Thanks for coming by beyondtheclothing.com

    xoxo
    Katie

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    1. Easy yes. You can't really go wrong with black, black, black! :]

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  8. Love the outfit hun! Something I'd wear!
    LeviJade xx

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  9. That top is funky, but cool! I love wearing all black.

    Christina
    www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

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  10. I love to wear all black! In fact in winter it becomes my uniform... I love this outfit you have styled it looks great! xx

    www.lulabelloves.com/blog

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    1. Thanks so much! I will try to adopt your all black winter uniform. :]

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  11. Wow, such a cool look, this is so my style. *__*
    lovely greets Nessa

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  12. I love this look! I'm an all black fan ha! I wear black all the time!
    Love
    Pili
    pils13.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a cute outfit! I love all black outfits. there can be so much depth to it! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  14. I love monochrome outfits! It's such an excuse to play with textures like you did! :)

    be the plebeian

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    1. Textures are so fun to experiment with. :]

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  15. I adore the bag! I think the key to wearing an all black outfit is mixing textures/patterns to make it interesting, just like how you did in your collage!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. Thanks Tina. I totally agree. It's definitely an excuse to think outside of the box. :]

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  16. I like wearing a lot of black cause it so easy to match a lot of other things with. I'm wearing all black for my job right now. Everyone has different styles though which is awesome. I love the boots! :)

    NIKIMINT

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    1. See!?! We always have to wear black at jobs! I know I want those boots too. :D

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  17. Really cute outfit you have assembled here (the pants are my personal fav perfectly complimented by the heels). An all-black ensemble really does make one stand out in wintertime. :)

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    1. True, it's very dark & broody, much like the weather. :]

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  18. I'm obsessed with black! Love the outfit choice - so gorgeous! I love those leather pants and the mesh top! x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Cool outfit!!! And I looove that coat :)

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  20. I don't usually wear all black, but I love how you put that outfit together! :) looks great!
    Love your blog, hope to see you soon on my blog
    www.beneaththecoat.com
    or Bloglovin
    or Facebook :)
    Kisses from Zurich,
    K

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    1. Phew. Glad I'm not the only non-black wearer. :]

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  21. I never wear all black but always admire it on other people!
    xx

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    1. Same. I'd probably have a weird random selection of black. :p

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  22. I do not even think I have clothes for an all black outfit, hahah :))

    sisepuedee.blogspot.dk
    -Milla

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  23. a) YES to all black Outfits
    b) I love that mesh top :O and the coat.
    I think u can never really go wrong with black :)

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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  24. I definitely agree that all black can be basic without the gold, for example! But I love this outfit with the different black textures layered together:)

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    1. Holla! Black needs some dimension & texture! :D

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  25. Loving this post! You can definitely get away with wearing all black in the colder winter months!

    Chelsea
    Chowing Down by the Bay

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  26. I'm a culprit of wearing all black, and you totally hit the nail on the head on how to keep outfits interesting : texture. That jacket is so cute too!

    nolongergrey.com

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  27. I don't normally do all black either...but mixing it up with different textures definitely helps and makes the outfit more interesting!

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  28. I love wearing all black, I always feel put together. Great post.

    www.loveyourfateblog.blogspot.com

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  29. Love love love all black :) great post http://www.alanaandkyra.com/

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