I don’t care what anyone says, but black is the new black. It is irreplaceably the most classic, the most timeless, and the most chic of all colors (can I even call it that?). It’s what you throw on when you’re having any doubts about anything at all! If you’re having a bad hair day – High ponytail, all black. If you’re feeling a little rounder around the edges – black from head to toe. If you simply have no idea what to wear but still want to look crisp and well put together? You guessed it – sweet, sweet black. But even I can admit that sometimes, sometimes the constant monochromatic get-up gets a bit bland. So here are five ways to wear black and *not* be boring.
1. Show some skin
There’s something undeniably sexy about seeing a little (stress, little) bit of skin against a black blouse. And we’re not suggesting you tear your shirt similar to how your 17-year old niece does. An off-the-shoulder top or one with sophisticated, clean cut outs will elevate any black-on-black ensemble.
2. A Statement Coat
Yes, the coat is black, but if the one you’re throwing on has lots of texture or simple has a bold cut, you’re guaranteed to look fabulous, even when all you’re wearing underneath are black jeans and a black t-shirt.
3. Pops of Colour
I know, this completely goes against everything I’ve been saying, but here’s the exception: it is just so easy easy to add a small (stress, small) pop of color (we love purple) to any all-black outfit to instantly give it *oomph*. This will also allow you to get away with wearing the same turtleneck and a-line skirt 3 times a week. Add something as simple as a bright scarf, gold belt buckle or colored pump and – voila!
Layering different textures like leather, velvet, or lace into an all-black outfit adds a whole other dimension to the look. You’re sticking to the shade you feel most comfortable wearing, yet you’re creating a much more exciting experience for the eye.
Nothing glams up a black ensemble quite like jewel or pearl detailing. End of story.