How To Make All Black Everything Interesting

How To Make All Black Everything InterestingThere’s no denying, I love black. Some might say it’s outrageously boring – heck, it’s not even a real colour – but I think it’s outrageously fabulous, and I’d be happy to dress in black for the rest of my days if I had to. Truth be told, an all black everything outfit can indeed look a little dull, but if you follow a few simple pointers, you’ll be able to pull off an interesting and even eye-catching all black outfit in no time.

How To Make All Black Everything InterestingRemember my pointers on how to white out? Well the principle is mostly the same. The devil lies in the details, and in this case the details are textures and shapes. Mix those up and you’ll create  the perfect black outfit. And how easy is it to mix textures? Just think about all the materials at your disposal: cotton, knits, cashmere, leather, patent leather, suede, lace, silk, faux fur, wool, crochet, neoprene, denim, sequins, studs, feathers, beads…and now think about all the possible combinations….the list is basically endless.

How To Make All Black Everything InterestingThe same goes for shapes. There are A-line skirts, pencil skirts, mini skirts, maxi skirts, midi skirts, pleated skirts, peg trousers, cigarette trousers, straight trousers, wide trousers, culottes, boxy tops, crop tops, wide tops, tight tops…and so on and so on. Mix those shapes up and all eyes will be on you.

How To Make All Black Everything InterestingIf you want to keep it safe though, and combine flat materials like cotton and denim, try to work in a third, more tactile fabric or use a statement accessory to create a focus point…bags, shoes, necklaces, the choice is all yours.

Happy mixing :)

How To Make All Black Everything InterestingThe Look

SKIRT – Reiss*

TOP – H&M

HEELS – Mango

BAG – River Island (similar here)

RINGS – H&M

Bracelet – H&M

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  • Nini

    Oh I can feel ya. Gotta love black myself too 😉 xoxo Nini

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Nini! Glad you agree 😉 xx

  • Made in Mauve

    Amazing look. It’s so clean and fresh. I absolutely adore those heels

    Made in Mauve

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      So sweet of you darling! Thanks a million :) xx

  • Lexy

    so nice i like it !You look stunning
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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Lexy :) xx

  • Chrissabella

    You look stunning! Love the way you paired this stunning skirt with a crop top, so cool!

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much babe..so happy you like the look :) xx

  • Eni K.

    Hi dear and thank you very much for your visit to my blog. Sorry for not having answered before, but I was on holiday. I like very much this outfit…..with black color is always good!!! Kisses,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      No worries :) I hope you had a great holiday!! I’m so happy you like the look…nothing beats all black! xx

  • MsSole

    You look gorgeous and wear all black well!
    http://www.lovelifepearls.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      That’s so sweet of you, thanks :) xx

  • Priscila

    Perfect total black!! Love your skirt!

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks a million Priscila :) xx

  • India Benjamin

    I love black on black, it’s such a classicly chic combo! Love this skirt, and I definitely agree texture on texture is a good way to mix it up :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks India! Nothing beats all black everything :) xx

  • http://www.herheadintheclouds.com Rachel

    Love this post, and you´re so right, textures and shapes make all the difference! :) Love, Rachel

    http://www.herheadintheclouds.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much Rachel! I’m glad you agree :) xx

  • http://www.littlemisskaty.co.uk Little Miss Katy

    Great tips, thank you! :) I love it when fashion bloggers help out us non-stylies, instead of just posting outfit pics.

    And I love the skirt! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Awe thanks sweetie! I do my best, but usually don’t have anything helpful to say. It’s always easier to prepare a “how to” post when somebody asks a specific question, though 😉 xx

  • GlamFizz

    Such a classy look!

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      So sweet of you, thanks :) xx

  • Rafaela

    Amazing outfit, the top and the skirt are really beautiful!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much Rafaela :) xx