Wearing all black all the time doesn’t mean you aren’t creative or experimental… quite the contrary, actually! Sometimes the best way to try new looks and styles is by wearing black clothing, since the hue is always flattering, versatile, and allows you to stand out without appearing too flashy. For some inspiration and styling tips, scroll through these street style photos of women rocking the blackout aesthetic with a unique approach.
The Tip: Play with texture! An all-black outfit is anything but boring when you are dressed head-to-toe in contrasting textures like faux fur, velvet, silk, and leather.
Mango Faux Fur Coat ($120)
Whistles Kumiko Faux Fur Coat ($310)
The Tip: Talk it out with graphic sweaters. Whether it’s making a cheeky statement or opting for a simple word, incorporating graphics will give your outfit some character.
Reformation Literally Sweatshirt ($118)
Bella Freud Ginsberg is God Jumper in Black & Ivory ($438)
The Tip: Accessorize with statement jewelry. A black outfit is the perfect backdrop for pretty, edgy, or dramatic necklaces and earrings!
Balenciaga Hinged Cage Choker ($695)
Eddie Borgo Lariat Rose Gold-Plated Necklace ($225)
Pixie Market Mademoiselle Pearl Matching Separates ($129)
Tibi Cera Tuxedo Cropped Feather-Trimmed Crepe De Chine Top ($375)
Kimen Diana Cloche Pants ($268)
The Tip: Get festive with sequins or jacquard fabrics. While a hot pink sequin ball gown can be a bit much, a black sequin top never hurt. Balance is key: A wild fabric in an understated black hue is the way to go.
Topshop Unique Embellished Satin Mini Dress ($750)
The Tip: Just got a new pair of eye-catching, black statement shoes? A great way to make them stand out without looking too flashy is by pairing them with an all-black ensemble.
Zara Glitter Booties ($100)
Stuart Weitzman Lowland Over the Knee Boots ($785)