9 Ways to Make an All-Black Outfit Feel Fresh

Wearing all black all the time doesn’t mean you aren’t creative or experimental… quite the contrary, actually! Sometimes the best way to try new looks and styles is by wearing black clothing, since the hue is always flattering, versatile, and allows you to stand out without appearing too flashy. For some inspiration and styling tips, scroll through these street style photos of women rocking the blackout aesthetic with a unique approach.

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Style du Monde

The Tip: Play with texture! An all-black outfit is anything but boring when you are dressed head-to-toe in contrasting textures like faux fur, velvet, silk, and leather.

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Vanessa Jackman

The Tip: Talk it out with graphic sweaters. Whether it’s making a cheeky statement or opting for a simple word, incorporating graphics will give your outfit some character.

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A Love is Blind

The Tip: Accessorize with statement jewelry. A black outfit is the perfect backdrop for pretty, edgy, or dramatic necklaces and earrings!

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Vanessa Jackman

The Tip: Incorporate little embellishments, like feathers or pearls, to give the look a sophisticated and interesting touch.

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Vanessa Jackman

The Tip: Sheer and lace pieces are a great way to keep your all-black outfits fresh because they often require layering. They also exude a very delicate air, which tends to soften up the otherwise severe hue.

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Vanessa Jackman

The Tip: If you’ve been dying to try a new shape, like harem pants or an asymmetrical one-piece, a black color scheme is a good way to experiment. Plus, a creative silhouette deserves the spotlight and sometimes, bright colors are attention hogs.

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Vanessa Jackman

The Tip: Show a tiny bit of skin with fun cutouts or a slightly bare midriff. This will break up each individual piece, allowing them to stand out rather than blurring together. 

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Vanessa Jackman

The Tip: Get festive with sequins or jacquard fabrics. While a hot pink sequin ball gown can be a bit much, a black sequin top never hurt. Balance is key: A wild fabric in an understated black hue is the way to go.

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Style du Monde

The Tip: Just got a new pair of eye-catching, black statement shoes? A great way to make them stand out without looking too flashy is by pairing them with an all-black ensemble.

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Over the Knee Boots ($785)

​Do you have any tricks to keep an all-black outfit fresh and exciting? If so, share them in the comments section below!