Guidelines to Wearing Black

Black can also be one dimensional and boring, and while it may seem easy to dress in all black, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind. It is important to vary the fabrics and textures. Nothing looks dowdier than an all black outfit that is all cotton. On the fabric note, make sure the fabric selection is season appropriate. A black wool dress will look fabulous in the fall, but out of place during the summer. Silk and linen make it easier to pull off the all black look during the warmer months. When putting together a black on black, fit becomes even more important. Take advantage of the fact that black is CAN be slimming if the clothes are fitted and flattering, rather than shapeless and drab. I recommend adding interest with accessories. Bold, colorful jewelry becomes the statement piece of your outfit. For me, colored heels are the go to shoe with any black on black outfit. Remember, you can make your outfit more dressy or casual with simple changes in accessories, shoes and even lip color.

This outfit is fitted, but a little on the boring side.
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This outfit just stands out more with the necklace and leopard print shoes.
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A simple colorful scarf can really complete a black on black outfit.
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Inspiration from Pinterest.

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