We all love our
black-on-black power outfits. I wear them all the time. As we head into fall (or at least the rest of the country except Texas does), I thought I'd offer some advice on crafting the best power outfit. A black on black outfit seems simple enough to make, but to get something stylish going, I've crafted three rules to stick to. Enjoy!
1. Mix Up Textures
When I do wear black on black, I usually mix up the textures of all of the pieces I'm wearing. Maybe ripped denim, a silk shirt, and wool jacket. This combination makes the outfit interesting and stand out. Above, the girl on the left (obsessed with her outfit) paired a chiffon/crepe dress with lace and button detailing with a solid black blazer. This is a perfect example where the black pieces don't fade together and become just one big item. To get her look, pair this lbd with a chic blazer.
2. Show a Little Skin
Again, to avoid looking like one big black blob, showing a little skin wouldn't hurt. Now I'm not saying go crazy here, but splitting up the blacks is a great trick style-wise and it's more flattering. I plan on doing this 24/7 this fall when it comes to dresses & knee high boots. You could also work in a little crop top or something with sheer paneling . For a night out look, pair this dress with affordable knee-high boots
3. Color Block...a Little
If you're not up to showing a little skin, you can substitute that with a little color blocking. The white oxford peeking out from the sweater right here is the perfect example (plus she's mixing up the textures!) and it's a great way to add some dimension to your look and lighten it up a bit. I would add a silk tank under an oversized sweater and a skirt/jeans for the ultimate look.