Black is the easiest to wear but also the most challenging to style if you´re goal is to stand out. Yes, you read it right. Black is both the easiest and the hardest to wear. So let´s disect that statement.
Why is it the easiest?
Got little time to prepare? Pull out a black dress and a black pair of shoes. You´ll never go wrong with that look.
Want to wear that striking, oh-so-bright and colorful shawl? Throw it over a black sweater dress.
Black is not just easy to put together, the color also makes it easy for you to fade in the background if you want to avoid unwanted attention. Simply join the crowd of black-wearers.
Now let´s take a look at why black, or rather an all-black outfit, is the hardest to wear.
Well, you probably know it by now that it´s difficult to get photographed when you´re wearing black. It´s easy to get lost in the background. Except your face, which will either dramatically or weirdly pop out in the photograph, the rest of your outfit takes more effort to make the center of the shot.
And since black is so common, it takes a skill, or perhaps, more time to plan, in order to make it an outfit to remember. Does that mean you shouldn´t wear black? Of course not! There are still many ways to make your all-black outfit fun and memorable. Let´s dive in.
- A Ruffle Sleeve Fit and Flare Black Dress.
It may be an all-black but if you choose a black dress with beautiful silhouette and feminine detailing, your outfit will easily stand out. Think of ruffle sleeves and fit and flare shape. Also, accent the look with a black bag that has striking buckles, metals or chains.
2. An A-Line Party/Casual Dress.
Mix a rather simple black dress with something unexpected, such as some cowboy boots. This is a dress that you would normally wear with some sandals or high heeled pumps. Who would expect you to show up in that dress with cowboy boots?
3. A Tiered Bell Sleeve Crewneck Loose Tops Blouse.
It´s fun to wear a bell sleeve loose blouse with some blue jeans, which is basically appropriate for a casual look. However, you can easily level up the look by wearing the bell-sleeved top with some black jeans and black thigh-high or knee-high boots.
4. A Vintage Pleated Skater A-Line Dress
Instead of an all-black dress, you can opt instead for a black dress with a plain black top and black and white skirt or vice-versa. Your black and white can be dotted or stripes, but you want the black to be the dominant non-color. Now add a pair of really sleek and slim ankle boots, and a black leather bag for an officewear that is professional yet not boring.
5. A Black Princes Seam Sheath Dress.
A black sheath dress is a powerful choice for officewear. However, you may want to spice it up a bit to make yourself inspired and feeling beautiful at the office. All you have to do is add a black cardigan with a flattering shape.
6. An All-Black denim Look
For street look, try a black denim-on-denim ensemble. Layer a simple black pull-over with a black washed denim jacket, choose one with a classic style, then pair it with some black denim shorts with fringes. If the weather is cold, cover your legs up with black tights and black thigh-high boots. Alternatively, you can opt for some mid-shin length combat laces boots.
7. A Black Batwing Knit Sweater Mini Dress
When it comes to wearing an all-black, sometimes all that you need is a perfect sweater dress. Take a look at this mini sweater dress with batwing style. It´s like a wrap-style robe but a very gorgeous robe. For cool fall days, you can wear it with strap high heels and a shoulder bag. Your bare legs will make the look really sexy. But if the weather is cold, layer it with black tights and some slim knee-length boots.
8. A Black Mermaid Sweater Dress
Here´s a look that you can either wear to work, to a business meeting, or to a cocktail party. Although it´s an all-black outfit, you will make it memorable through the strategic ruffles on the hem, the fierce ankle boots with lace, and the structured bag that is totally elegant. You will either seal the deal or steal the attention of the hottest guy. Either way, you will walk out the room with the new belief that black is never a bore.
So there you go, eight all-black outfits for different styles and funtions. Let me know how you wear an all-black look and how you make it interesting.