Top Tips for Wearing an All Black Outfit.

I’ve made it no secret that Meika & Me is likely the number one fan of an all black outfit. My boyfriend often jokingly questions whether I’m off to a funeral when I appear sporting an all black ensemble.

It is classic, chic, slimming and flattering on all skin tones, which makes it absolutely no surprise that most women love to wear all black. But what makes an all black outfit interesting? What determines it looking depressed and morbid or fabulously chic?

I’ve come up with my 5 top tips to wearing all black errthing:

Play around with Texture & Fabrics

This is my number one tip for turning an all black outfit from blagh to beautiful. If you’re wearing cotton with cotton, there is nothing to break up the outfit, give it definition or brighten up the look. Instead, mix a cotton tee with leather trousers, black denim with a silk cami or add a lush knitted scarf or sweater. This tip is about mixing textured fabrics to create lift and a point of difference.

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Play around with Structure

I love playing around with structured pieces, especially when paired with a nice pair of black heels. Structured tops, jackets, skirts and pants all work by offering shape to a look, which enhances the look by creating different proportions.

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Play around with Accessories

This tip is by far the easiest to do! If you’re a little afraid of an all black outfit, or you’re feeling a little ‘widowesqe’, then play with accessories! It’s as simple as adding a statement bag (something like this would look gorgeous!), or a bold bright necklace. It could even be as simple as adding a hat or scarf in a grey or neutral tone. Accessories help to add a little fun to an outfit and will allow you to express your individual personality.

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Play around with Layers & Lengths

I’m the first to admit that layering can be difficult to do. No, that’s not correct. Layering is simple to do, but hard to master! If done incorrectly, it can leave you looking a little frumpy and tussled. This tip involves playing around with lengths and layers in a way that will break up outfit ensemble and give height and shape to your body. For example, pair some high waisted denim jeans with a slightly cropped knit and then add a long duster coat and pointed boots or heels, which will work to create an elongated figure. Another tip could be layering a slightly longer button-up shirt underneath a thinner knit jumper.

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Play around with Shades

Another easy but very effective tip! Add definition and light to your all black outfit by playing with shades. This is a little bit of a cheat because what are shades of black? Greys. Still, it’s effective and looks classic. Mix different shades of black and grey into your ensemble through actual clothing items or accessories, the choice is yours.

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Do you have an tips for wearing an all black outfit? I’d love to hear them!

Meika & Me

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17 Responses to Top Tips for Wearing an All Black Outfit.

  1. Great post! There are some really good tips on there, and some very cool looks.

  2. saraouteiral says:

    Great post! Thanks for all the tips to wear a total-black outfit. I’ve found all of them really useful!

    In my case, I add something white to my all-black ensembles to cheer them up. It can simply be a white scarf or a black & white striped clutch bag. And what about black + gold combination? I simply love it!

  3. meikaandme says:

    Thank-you! 😙

  4. meikaandme says:

    Thank-you so much for the kind feedback! 😍
    I definitely agree with adding white to the outfit and will often wear all black with a white tee etc!
    I also love black & gold, and tend to veer towards gold accessories 😊

  5. Lauren says:

    I love all black outfits! Fab tips!

  6. Awesome post! And incredible shots!

  7. Love these outfits👌

  8. meikaandme says:

    Thank-you! X

  9. meikaandme says:

    Thank-you! X

  10. meikaandme says:

    Thank-you! 😊

  11. meikaandme says:

    Thank-you so much!

  12. shehastheeye says:

    awesome post, black is one of my favorite colors so I simply adored this post!

  13. meikaandme says:

    Thank-you so much! I’m glad you liked it 😙

  14. Lauren says:

    No bother 🙂

  15. C says:

    I love an all black outfit, my boyfriend think I wear too much black too haha, but I tell him I don’t need that sort of negativity in my life 😉

  16. meikaandme says:

    Haha touché sista, love your attitude! Thanks for stopping by, I love your blog 😙

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