Are you stuck in a fashion rut? Or, do you need a quick no-brainer effortless wardrobe makeover? For busy fashionistas juggling life between work and home – the best fashion cheat sheet is to wear black when in doubt. You can literally never go wrong with black. The classic good old black, without any doubt, is the only shade on the palette that’s versatile enough to be clean minimalistic, trendy over the top, loud and vibrant, gothic and punk – all at the same time.
If you’re looking for inspiration to style all-black fashion ensembles without them being repetitive or all-boring, here are a few suggestions:
A snug fit black top, high-rise denim, pointed toe black heels and a long black coat make for a killer smart casual urban street wear that can double as work attire. The layering adds texture and variety to the outfit even though it’s the same shade as the top. Add an ethnic style choker for a playful look.
The Parisian Fashion Girl
Black full-sleeved t-shirt with black high waisted trousers paired with nude high heels are the perfect styling cues for an effortless Parisian glam. Finish off with winged liner and tousled hair. Add a dainty necklace and a gold watch for a minimal bejewelled styling.
Play with Cuts
The beauty of an all-black ensemble is that it can be really forgiving on cuts and styles that otherwise wouldn’t work for your body types. Take peplum tops for instance: for curvier women, peplums may not be the most flattering cut. But when wearing a peplum style top in black, it can camouflage your flabs, making you look stunning and toned down.
Dress up a Basic Dress
A clean seam midi black dress is a wardrobe essential. There are countless ways to dress it up to an entirely new level. For a romantic night out, pair it with kitten heels, a statement clutch and some diamond clustered earrings. For parties or clubbing, wear it with an embroidered vest, high strappy heels and loose curls.
You can style the same dress in a cheeky urban style daytime wear: pair it with white sneakers and a distressed denim jacket. Tie your hair in a messy up-do and put on your best sunglasses.
When it comes to styling, black is the easiest option you can have in your wardrobe. Experiment with accessories, footwear and layers to make the best out of your black ensembles.