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.
4 Ways to Make an All-Black Outfit More Interesting
But it doesn’t have to mean larger than life. Maybe it’s as simple as an earlobe of tiny gold hoops or a stack of seven dainty rings. It’s just about using jewelry to add a bit of personality.
Get the look: Gorjana ($45); Erth ($165); Natasha Schweitzer ($280)
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.
Get the look: MAC ($19); Jeffrey Campbell ($170); Balenciaga ($995)
A Showstopping 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.
Get the look: Topshop ($55); Rebecca Minkoff ($198); Coach ($206)