Whoever said orange is the new black obviously never rocked a little black dress and felt the power that comes with looking your best. As you know from my style diary I love adding color into my wardrobe, but there are very few things as elegant and glamorous as being dressed in black from head to toe. Think Beyonce at the Super bowl, need I say more?
Being dressed in all black is glamorous, not Goth. However there is a right way and a wrong way to pull it off. A black dress and black high heels with pearls (even if they’re fake) is classic, but we can add a twist to the Breakfast at Tiffany’s look.
Here’s how to do wear all black like a boss and do it on a budget:
Add a statement necklace
If you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on a colorful Prada dress, don’t sweat it. A little black dress is versatile and can do from day to night with a little help from the perfect accessory. A statement necklace adds a pop of color to an all black ensemble and it also says “look at me”. Who doesn’t want that feeling when they walk into a room?
Adding color with a statement necklace doesn’t need to cost more than $15 if you shop at places such as H&M or Century 21.
Don’t knock the shoe game
If you want to have all eyes looking at your legs then add color and style with your shoes – think Carrie Bradshaw. You don’t need to walk along Fifth Avenue in NYC to find the best shoes in the game. If you go to TJ Maxx or DSW you can find great heels at discount prices.
Adding colorful shoes to an all black outfit, whether it’s a little black dress or a power suit, makes it a little more feminine and adds a taste of your personal style – which I’m a huge fan of. I prefer hot pink heels, but jewels and multi colors also work well to dress up your attire.
Go big with your bags
Going from the office to drinks without making a pit stop at home makes for a long day, it also means you need a lot of stuff. A clutch is great for a short evening out on the town, but if you want all the necessities you need a real ladies bag.
A purse is a practical accessory, but it also lets you add a pop of color and style to your outfit. Think big, bright and bold when it comes to your bag. There’s no bling too shiny and no color too bright. If you’re craving designer labels for your bag hit up your local thrift store. You’ll be amazed at what you can find.
Dramatic colorful makeup
All I can say is “get it girl” when it comes to your makeup. If statement necklaces, over-the-top shoes and bold bags aren’t your cup of tea then get dramatic with your makeup. I’m not talking Jem and the Holograms, but dramatic eyes and colorful kiss-me-lips help brighten up an all black outfit.
What’s our favorite way to wear black?