Monochromatic outfits are always fun to style but I think black monochromatic outfits are the most difficult. Wearing all black has long been equated with all things goth and while that may have been a stage many of us went through in middle and high school, I’m going to assume that goth as an adult is probably not the look you’re going for. I’d categorize this look as more of a biker chic look, one of my favorite trends of all time.
Here are several factors that I like to keep in mind while planning my all black outfits, ones that I think do a nice job of keeping monochromatic black chic and modern.
- Makeup – Wearing a pink or a soft red always softens the look, while dark eye makeup and a bold blood-red lip will steer you towards a more vampiric look. Choose a shade with a slight glimmer for an even softer look.
- Jewelry – gold, dainty jewelry is my go-to with black monochromatic looks. Gold instantly pops and creates a much more glamorous outfit. I personally would avoid spiked jewelry or an abundance of piercings.
- Other accents – If you opt for gold jewelry, try to choose a bag and shoes (especially boots) with numerous gold accents. In this instance, both my bag and shoes have quite a few pops of gold and they complement the gold jewelry nicely. Open-toe shoes or sandals would also work.
Do you wear black monochromatic outfits? What are some things you do to soften your look?
Jacket: Bod & Christensen || Top: Target
Bottoms: Target || Boots: DV by Dolce Vita || Bag: Vince Camuto