Sunday, 24 September 2017

5 Tips For Styling Black

Eboni wearing an all black outfit with Gucci belt

Hey Guys, 

Styling all-black outfits is never easy. You don't want to look like you're heading to a funeral but your inner Wednesday Adams screams "Yes, yes!" - which can be problematic. 
But no worries, I'm here to provide you with just a few small, simple tips which can help your inner rock chick loose!

Eboni wearing an all black outfit with a GG buckle belt

1. Mix Textures

I think the first step for styling all black is to mix up your textures. If the colour is going to be all the same, let's pair frills and leather, mesh and metal. 
For this style, I mixed a heavy, biker leather theme with a meshy, frilly top. The femininity of the top contrasts well with the leather and the opaqueness of the top gives a great additional dimension.


2. Add a pop of colour with your cosmetics

I went for a bright red lipstick to all a little colour, and because everything else is black, it really stands out! You could try this with your nail colour, lip colour or eyeshadow!


3. Think about your silhouette 

Play around with the shape you create - do you want to exaggerate your waist with an A-line or wear something more loose and floaty? Floor length or short? Trousers or a skirt/dress. Each style can create a different effect, which could be fun to play with!



4. Details 

The small outfit details can really help tie everything together. For example the polkadots on this mesh top are a fun additional texture to the look. Along with the frilly, floaty, flute sleeve. My bag features a metal strap and quilted shell. There is also a gold theme which runs throughout my accessories...


Which brings me to my fifth and final tip...


5. Accessorise!

 Accessorising is the fun, playful part of this outfit. My gold double G buckle belt is from Cari's Closet. It emulates the insanely popular Gucci belt that you can see everywhere, but at just a fraction of the price (€59.99)
 My gold earrings are a simple primark hoop. 


Do you often wear all-black outfits?



Eb x


Top: New Look
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins
Jacket: H&M
Bag: Marc B