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How To Wear All Black Clothing Fashionably

Published at 02/28/2012 01:05:35


Wearing all black clothing is a fashion statement many make for different reasons. Some wear all black clothing as a way to express their inner angst, or to simply look cool. On the other hand, there are women and men who wear all black because it’s a smart, slimming look. Whatever the case, there are several ways to make any all black outfit look sleek and expensive, without breaking the bank.

Step 1

A simple cardigan is an excellent way to make all black clothing look chic and expensive. White provides a brilliant contrast to a black top and slacks, while wearing a brightly colored sweater makes your black turtle neck and skirt look great. Whatever you do, watch the fit of the cardigan in comparison to the clothing. Avoid wearing a bulky cardigan with baggy all black clothing. All of this bulk can actually make you look bigger than you really are, which negates the purpose of wearing all black clothing in the first place. Instead, wear a cardigan that fits you perfectly, as this is always a classic fashion statement.

Step 2

The right accessories will always draw the pieces of all black clothing together perfectly. You have license to wear big, bold pieces because they won’t clash with the colorful ensemble. Once again, be thoughtful before picking out the accessories for your all black clothing. Wear a pair of statement earrings with a chunky bracelet, but leave it at that. As a good rule of thumb, before you walk out of the house take off a single piece of jewelry to ensure you’re not overdoing it.

Step 3

A great pair of shoes can make any outfit that features all black clothing pop. Nothing looks better with a black outfit that a pair of brightly colored pumps. If you’re not into wearing heels, stick with a pair decorative flats. Sandals are a bold fashion statement, but be wary of wearing them if you’re headed to work. Sandals are not appropriate for a business setting, no matter if they’re created by a top designer or not. As with accessories, shoes can be bolder when paired with all black clothing. Use this opportunity to wear those bold pair of shoes in your closet you’ve been saving for a brave day.

Step 4

Scarves and belts are an inexpensive way to dress up all black clothing. A brightly colored or boldly patterned scarf paired with all black clothing can transition nicely from day to night. A studded belt can turn all black outfits from a corporate day look to an outfit that looks like it was made for a rock star.

Step 5

Remember to wash your black clothing with care. Follow the directions and launder all your black clothing in cold water with color safe products. Black fade quickly and if you’re not careful you can end up wearing a stark black top with a faded black skirt, which is a fashion statement no one wants to make.


Give your all black clothing a good once over before leaving the home. Remember that black shows everything, including unsightly loose strings and lint.

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