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All Black Outfits – You Can’t Really Go Wrong
We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you that you’re in a win-win situation with an all black outfit. This is the most flattering of colours and when it comes to chic, it really can’t help itself – it can’t be beaten.
Some of our favourite staples have rocked noir for years. What doesn’t go with a biker jacket, for instance? Throw it over flimsy chiffon or a thin-strap silk dress, or stick to its common partners black skinnies and balance with cut-out ankle boots. Back in the sixties Marianne Faithfull defined the leather jumpsuit in The Girl on a Motorcycle, and as the film title transitioned into Naked Under Leather in some countries, we feel she proved her point.
Then there’s the little black dress outfit, beloved by cocktail drinkers for centuries and by Audrey Hepburn/Givenchy fans since Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Play it straight or diversify with sequins and cut-outs; alternatively add a fringe like Stella McCartney’s. Alexa Chung turned hers into a sundress but you could go the opposite way with transparent sleeves. Introduce leather panels or accessorise with strings of pearls.
Kit yourself out in black faux-leather in the form of a wrap-around midi or pleats. Finish with sunglasses and a round clutch, or go smooth in velvet pleats instead. Exude cool in a dark blazer, jeans and a fedora or team sooty lace with satin pants. Top black wide-leg trousers or palazzos with a short tee or pull oversize cashmere over an ebony mini and loafers. That’s how you put together an all black outfit.
Customise a black top or kimono with a fringe or cinch a charcoal shirt-dress. Match dark leather shorts with an embellished knit and drag around an oversize bag, or opt for a fuzzy-bordered black slouchy coat. Introduce knee-high socks to a flippy mini, and use different textures to appease opposing inky hues.
Rock a crop top, shorts and long vest in shades of night or flaunt mesh over a short dress. This colour’s a natural for the season’s sheer trend so experiment with layers, lengths and textures. Keep warm in a black double-breasted peacoat of wool or conversely, embrace the sun in a PVC skirt and biker boots.
Grace Hoddington calls black a “clean palate” that leaves her free for higher matters such as work. We can’t argue with that – who would dare? But we humbly suggest that it provides a clear palette and a blank canvas too. With black outfits you never go completely wrong. So what are you waiting for?
The featured photo is of Jenny Tsang. That black dress paired with that bag and those boots… Stunning.
Dress: Anine Bing, Boots: Dolce Vita, Bag: Chanel. Black Outfits.
There is nothing sleeker than the black on black aesthetic. Darja Barannik wears the look in a cute knitted zip up sweater paired with a super stylish wrap around skirt. A pair of shades finishes off the look, adding those cool girl vibes we all crave!
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Angelica Blick is looking totally sleek in this all black outfit, consisting of a plunge neck tee, a pair of fitted cigarette trousers, and an oversized one-button blazer. Glam this look up by adding a pair of striking stilettos, if you dare!
Bo Mulder is looking ultra stylish in this all-black retro style, consisting of a knitted skirt and fringed suede jacket. Finish the look off with ankle boots and a cross body bag to steal Bo’s cute spring style.
Skirt: Ohne, Top: Zara, Jacket: Forever21, Boots: Carlo Pazolini.
Paulien Riemis looks cool and casual in this all black outfit consisting of black jeans, a simple vest top, and an awesome retro style fedora. Choose to jazz up a simple all black style by wearing a pair of statement shoes like this leopard print pair which we love!
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Sandra Willer has created an awesomely authentic black-on-black style here, pairing an edgy leather mini skirt with a simple black sweater and a matching leather bag. This look is perfect if you’re looking to add some sass to your wardrobe!
Shirt: Monki, Skirt: Stayfash, Bag: Valentino, Shoes: Public Desire.
You’re sure to generate a sleek and sophisticated all black style by wearing a flashy black two piece suit with simple stiletto sandals. We love this androgynous style. Via Jacey Duprie.
Trousers/Blazer: Rag & Bone, Sandals: Chaos.
Whoever said the colour black couldn’t be summery? This little black dress looks great worn with a cute and stylish leather jacket and a cross body bag. Via Carolina Oscik.
This killer black on black outfit will guarantee you the attention of everyone you pass! Combining a belted shirt dress with patent leather ankle boots and authentic retro shades, this model has nailed the trend. Via Collagevintage.
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Black on black is the way to go this season! Elsa Ekman wears the style through gorgeous slitted culottes and a shiny leather jacket; we love it!
Annabelle Fleur is looking mysterious and seductive in this lacy black maxi dress from Express. Pair a similar dress or skirt combination with black stilettos and simple jewellery to get this look! We love Annabelle’s sexy chic!
Dress: Express, Clutch: Thale Blanc, Shoes: Asos.
Barbora Ondrackova looks absolutely suave in this all black outfit consisting of a cropped leather jacket, skinny black jeans, and punky studded Chelsea boots.
Turtle Neck: American Apparel, Jeans: Topshop, Jacket: River Island, Boots: Givenchy, Bag: Chanel.
Barbora Ondrackova wears all black in this sleek and stylish outfit, consisting of leather leggings, a black cape coat, and a minature black Chanel bag. This look is minimalistic yet sophisticated!
Jessie Bush combines the all-black trend with the maxi coat trend, in this gorgeous ankle length wrap coat and an oversized knit scarf. We recommend this look for any occasion, whether it be every day leisure wear or for work!
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Figtny wears the all black trend in a sleek and sophisticated manner; creating cool, casual vibes with this turtleneck sweater dress and leather leggings combo.
Fringed leather jackets are always a winner! Cara Loren wears this gorgeous jacket with an all black outfit consisting of a plain tee, skinny jeans, and ankle boots; a simplistic but sophisticated look.
Jacket/Top: Cara Loren Shop.
Another quirky way to wear the all black trend is through a black fluffy coat, such as this one worn by Josefin Ekström. Pair a statement coat with skinny black denim and ankle boots to recreate this look.
Try wearing the all black trend through a long sleeve mesh shirt and corduroy mini skirt combination, as seen here worn by Nada Adelle. Capturing vibes of both sexy and edgy, this look is ideal for day or night.
Shirt/Skirt: 2020AVE, Bag: LYDC, Boots: Public Desire.
Laura Dittrich keeps in theme with the all black trend in this gorgeous leather pencil skirt and slit detailed black knit top. This look is both simple and highly sophisticated; a great look for the new year!
Nada Adelle rocks the strappy sandal trend in this gorgeous all black outfit consisting of a leather skirt and rip-zipper knitted jumper. This outfit also looks fabulous with flats; try brogues if you want an alternative to heels.