How To Get Away With Top-To-Toe Black (Without The LBD)
Anna Wintour wouldn't be caught dead in it, but if you keep these tips at the – well – tip of your fingers, there's still plenty of fun to be had.| December 13, 2017
There are two types of people in the world: one who wears colours, and the other whose wardrobe exclusively consists of only black and grey. We love colours, but we’re not completely against black. Black’s like our comfort colour. We pull it on when we need to feel more confident, but also when we feel like we have “nothing to wear”.
It’s also happens to be our fastest option in the midst of a morning rush, mostly because it’s a no-brainer. Black sleeveless turtleneck and black pants? Ready for work. Black sheer top and a black miniskirt? All set for ladies night. You see what we’re getting at here? If you’re still not convinced and think that black is boring, or that it’s too “edgy” for your style, think again. As Christian Dior once said, “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” Amen, Cri-Cri.
With that said, an all-black outfit runs the risk of being bland and boring, accompanied with the fact that service staff everywhere are clad in the same colour. To make it look less uniform-like and corporate, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves that will definitely help you get away being dressed in top-to-toe black.
#1: PLAY WITH SHAPES
Flared, bell or ruffled sleeves give added flair to your outfit. It’ll add dimension and also make it look more fun with this added detail.
#2: THINK ABOUT THE SMALL DETAILS
Every detail counts. Things like belts, stitching and pleating will instantly elevate your look.
#3: A SLIVER OF SKIN
To change up the look of a black suit, switch out your white collared blouse for a sheer top. It’ll bring your look from day to night quickly without actually revealing too much.
#4: TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE
Mix it up by using black in different forms, like patent leather, for instance.
#5: A BREEZY SKIRT
In order to avoid looking like you’re about to head for the club, a less-fitting silhouette can help soften up the harsh black-on-black look. (Unless it’s a leather skirt.)
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