4 Ways to Make an All-Black Outfit More Interesting

4 Ways to Make an All-Black Outfit More Interesting


No matter how many colors we dub the “new black,” we keep coming back to the original. Still, there’s no denying that all black all the time gets pretty snoozy. Or does it? Here are our favorite things to pair with a (mostly) black outfit, to make it as exciting as any more vibrant hue.

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Statement Jewelry

But it doesn’t have to mean larger than life. Maybe it’s as simple as an ear lobe of tiny gold hoops or a stack of seven dainty rings. It’s just about using jewelry to add a bit of personality.

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White Trainers

Even the most broken-in white sneakers feel fresh and new when accenting an all-black look. Bring on the cool-girl vibes.

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A Pop of Red

Red is a standout color on its own. But against a sea of black, it reads as extra bold and graphic. Try a pair of patent booties, a scarlet crossbody or even a swipe of ruby lipstick to turn any ordinary outfit into a memorable one.

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A Show-Stopping Handbag

Sparkles and foils pop extra hard against a darker background. So grab that metallic handbag and jazz up that leather skirt and jacket. Queen of darkness? We think not.

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