All black, the daily go-to. Here’s why all black outfits don’t need to be boring!
On the days you decide to not play with colours, or if colour just isn’t your thing – there are still so many options to keep the outfit interesting and to stay with the current trends.
The first way and probably the most obvious, is adding to your outfit with accessories. With your accessories you can also add prints and colours in if you wished. For example, the huge leopard print trend we’ve just had, a perfect way to subtly inject print into your outfits! Adding metals is my favourite way to dress up an all black outfit, adding a statement without being too overpowering or taking away from the clothing itself.
Some of the most popular accessories for those who love the monochrome style are:
Gucci Soho Disco Textured Leather Shoulder Bag – £805.00 -here-
Prada Monochrome Saffiano Leather Bag – £1,490.00 -here-
Gucci Leather Belt With Double G Buckle – £235.00 -here-
Alexander McQueen Oversized Sole Sneakers – £360.00 -here-
The second way to add a little more interest into an all black outfit is playing around with your textures. Texture has a huge impact on the overall look, so should always be considered when you are outfit planning. The four images shown all have a black base colour, then are all built up differently to create such different styles through the textures chosen. My personal favourite, is the outfit with the pop of red as it really makes the look stand out whilst still being super casual and having a day-to-day vibe to it you could style it down with trainers or glam it up with a black heel.
Finally, layering and lengths/shapes. Try playing around with layering different pieces and see what you come up with sometimes it makes a piece! Also shapes, cuts and lengths of pieces can play a huge role in making a look more interesting. This is easy to change with sleeves of pieces, as you can find so many styles at the moment from cut outs, lantern sleeves, balloon, flares, there are so many possibilties on trend. My personal favourite inspo image for this is:
The perfect modernised suit, allthough it isn’t rich in textures they’ve definitely considered the sizing and cut of the pieces creating a contrast with the tight bandeau and oversized blazer, finished off with the metals of the belt. I’m kind of obsessed with this look! Which is your favourite of the post?
If you too are obsessed with the whole all black and monochrome vibe at the moment, here are my favourite monchrome Instagram accounts:
@sally_faye – A fashion & beauty illustrator who has released a book titled “All Black Everything”.
@nadmrl – Fashion and lifestyle content creator who’s account I’m obsessed with!
@lisa.villemaire – New York based content creator who loves vintage fashion & photography.
That is all for todays post, I’m glad to finally be back writing – it feels like forever! Please let me know what else you want to see and don’t forget to come find me on Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter for more frequent updates! If you haven’t already seen it, have a look at my previous post “How To Create Pinnable Images For Your Content“.
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