3 Simple Ways To Make Your All-Black Outfit Stand Out

For years, all-black outfits were considered a no-no unless you were attending a formal event or a funeral. Equally, I accepted and followed those fashion principles since I can remember. As a matter of fact, I was known for unconsciously rolling my eyes each time I saw somebody wearing an all-black outfit. However, I’ve been converted to think otherwise. The past year has had a tremendous effect on how all-black outfits are styled and worn. Nowadays, wearing all-black is no longer considered a taboo but rather chic, stylish and even empowering. I’m not only referring to the trending #bossbabe movement but also the very inspiring #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. In case you’ve missed the Golden Globes in January, celebrities wore all-black dresses and suits on the red carpet. Since that event, black garments’ sales, dresses, in particular, have increased by 225% (compared to January last year)!

Gladly, black is now associated with something much more and I’m certain that 2018 will be the year of all-black outfits. However, there is a thin line between looking like you’re going to a boring corporate event and looking stylishly chic when wearing an all-black outfit. In case you don’t want to fall into the first category, ahead are three simple ways with which you can make your all-black outfit stand out.

Brunette on Demand All-Black Outfit

Play With Textures

It’s important to play with textures when assembling an all-black number. When you have to mix and match two separate garments, choose wisely! If your bottom choice is made from polyester or viscose, layer it a more delicate fabric such as silk, cashmere or linen. During winter you can even throw a warm wool sweater or jumper to make your look a little more casual. In this instance, I particularly like the leather x sweater combinations. The 60s’ are back – leather pants and skirts are once again fashionable. Simply chuck an oversized sweater on top of your leather choice and you’ll take your look from biker chick to biker chic! If you have a one-piece all-black assemble like a suit or dress, worry not. You can still kick it up a notch by incorporating an accessory with a different texture. Scarfs, belts and bags are your best matches.

Here, I’ve matched my black wide leg trousers with a silky-like top. Not only the shiny fabric makes my all-black outfit stand out, but it also brings a much-needed stylish vibe for a night out in town.

Brunette on Demand All-Black Outfit

Black x Gold

Black x gold is a match made in heaven. Recently, I’ve seen celebrities in the likes of Olivia Culpo to rock the black and gold combination. Thankfully, my black trousers from Zara (sadly no longer available!) are already injected with gold details. FYI, I’m talking about the two huge buttons in front that will pull your eyes out! If your all-black outfit is not blessed with gold elements, just introduce them yourself. Necklaces, rings, belts, shoes or a huge chunky bracelet with gold components will help take your all-black outfit to another level.

Brunette on Demand All-Black Outfit

Signature Piece

If you’re unsure which textures go with each other or there’s a lack of options in your wardrobe, just pick a signature piece. You only need one object to make your all-black outfit stand out. A nice piece of jewellery (preferably gold) or an outstanding evening clutch. For me, this pair of Valentino Rockstud dupes is the much-needed signature piece that takes my all-black outfit to the next level. Whatever you choose, just make sure to play with colours. Don’t pick something black, don’t be afraid to experiment. You might think that a certain colour might clash together, but you’ll never know until you’ve tried!

What do you think – will 2018 be the year of all-black outfits?!

Check out the fashion category for more style tips and fashion trends!

x Mariya


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  • Lauren Victoria
    February 9, 2018

    Black is such an easy go to! I love the combination of black and gold. It’s really luxurious xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • Mariya
      February 9, 2018

      It is luxurious indeed!

  • carolyn
    February 9, 2018

    Love this post since black is basically the only color I wear! <3

    xo, carolyn

    • Mariya
      February 9, 2018

      Thanks Carolyn!

  • Vanessa
    February 10, 2018

    Love the outfit!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  • Courtney
    February 10, 2018

    I love the outfit! It looks so cute.

  • Federica Di Nardo
    February 10, 2018

    Black is always sooo chic!


  • Demilade
    February 10, 2018

    I love wearing all black, it always looks very chic. You shared some great tips, love your blouse. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    • Mariya
      February 11, 2018

      Thanks, lovely!

  • Monique
    February 10, 2018

    I simply adore you and your style! So unique babe! Love your articles!
    Have a great weekend,
    Monique xx

    MOD – by Monique

    • Mariya
      February 11, 2018

      Thank you so much! Your comment improved my mood! Have a lovely weekend yourself!

  • Susie | Mile High Dreamers
    February 10, 2018

    LOVE the all black outfit when it’s done right! Especially with the gold accent. I think this should definitely be a statement outfit to symbolize all the badass chicks standing up these days!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

    • Mariya
      February 11, 2018

      My point exactly! x

  • Jessica
    February 10, 2018

    Love this! Your outfit is gorgeous!


  • Laura Mitbrodt
    February 11, 2018

    You look so chic, I love your top


  • nat
    February 11, 2018

    Great tips! I often wear a lot of black and fear that my outfits look boring, so I’ll definitely be adding some more statement pieces in with my looks.

    • Mariya
      February 11, 2018

      You can definitely up your all-black game!

  • Candice Petersen
    February 11, 2018

    This looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

  • Yiota
    February 11, 2018

    Black and gold is such a classic and classy combo!! I always add colour to an all black outfit by adding a red or blue bag or colourful earrings!!xx


    • Mariya
      February 12, 2018

      Oh, yes! Red bag would be gorgeous!

  • Courtney
    February 11, 2018

    I love the look! It looks so cute.

  • Bambi
    February 11, 2018

    Interesting posts! I like all-black outfits but I never thoughts about adding some textures to them 🙂

  • Bernadette
    February 11, 2018

    I definitely love me all black outfits. Every time I buy clothes, I buy many of them in black so they’ll ‘match’ with everything and it has resulted in have far too many black clothing items. I like the idea of playing with different textures of black, I’ll definitely have to try this out.


    • Mariya
      February 12, 2018

      Let me know hoe it goes!

  • Filipa
    February 12, 2018

    Some great tips here. I love rocking an all black look
    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  • Anne
    February 12, 2018

    Black is basically the only color and i love it.


  • Ieva
    February 12, 2018

    Your tips are so good! Definately going to use them in my all black outfits!

    • Mariya
      February 12, 2018

      Thanks Ieva!

  • Miss Nev
    February 12, 2018

    Thanks so much for sharing your tips! I definitely love all back outfits xx

    Adventures in May | Miss Nev

  • Rachael
    February 13, 2018

    I have been loving black and gold combination recently, also textures really lift an outfit, even if it’s just on jewellery!
    Helpless Whilst Drying

  • Rosie
    February 13, 2018

    I’m always drawn to all black outfits! Really enjoying the black and gold, you look aaamazing !

    Rosie | wearsrosie.com

  • jani
    February 13, 2018

    I love wearing all black. There is something so elegant and classic about it! But I get it’s not for everyone, but I love the golden heart detail and the Valentino Rock Studs are just amazing to this whole look!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Jani from http://www.mylifeinmedicineblog.com

  • Katya
    February 15, 2018

    Black and gold is a really good match! I like your outfit, so fab!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Fashion Charming
    February 15, 2018

    Love all these tips! xo

  • Sabiha
    February 17, 2018

    Black and gold is a gorgeous combo and I love some statement jewellery to bring it to life too x


  • Katie
    February 18, 2018

    Great tips! I love the idea of mixing different textures together! I think it has a bigger impact than people know! Another think I love is just having one pop of colour.. be it shoes, a bag, a necklace, or something! Then it makes it really stand out!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

  • Lovely
    February 20, 2018

    Your outfit is so chic darling, love this look on you!


  • michelle
    February 20, 2018

    I think people will always love wearing color but I do like an all black outfit once in a while. These are great tips


  • Bea
    March 3, 2018

    Loving your style! You are so chic. Would you like to follow for follow on Bloglovin? 🙂



    • Mariya
      March 4, 2018

      I’m sorry but are you an idiot?! You’ve asked me three times and 3 times I’ve explained that I don’t do follow for follow!

  • olia
    March 6, 2018

    Love this! Hope you’ll check out my latest post!


  • Kat Tanita
    March 7, 2018

    Love a good all-black outfit. And these photos — you are gorge!!

    xo Kat

  • Sharon Elsie
    April 6, 2018

    My dad would put on a long face every time I wore all black. So I mix and match with gold accessories just to make it stand out. Nice top. Sharon Elsie | diva-in-me.com

  • Sharon Elsie
    August 24, 2018

    I loved all black with gold accessories too. It makes black stand out sophisticatedly. Sharon Elsie | http://www.diva-in-me.com

  • Stylease
    August 28, 2018

    I liked this article very much as Black is my favorite color <3
    Thanks for the share!

  • Stylease
    October 24, 2018

    Awesome read it was!
    Black is always my favorite color 🙂

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