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Style Guide: How To Liven Up Your Black-On-Black

One of my absolute favorite looks is black-on-black. This is a trend that will never (EVER) die, and believe me when I say that all-black is not only a NYC staple, but it is also an elegant, refined and a super easy way to throw an outfit together. 

So when the holidays have you overwhelmed and you can't figure out what the heck to wear, grab this style guide and blackout all of your worries away!!

 

WEAR ALL BLACK WITH ATTITUDE

Rocker-chic outfits are probably what come to mind most with the all-black trend. The key pieces here are leather jackets, boots, pants, and don't forget the bag!! Add some spice with a long bohemian skirt and a wide brimmed hat, and you'll avoid looking like a band wanna-be. I am loving Rima's attitude in her casual yet edgy look!! 

Style Guide: Black On Black

PHOTO CREDIT: FIRE ON THE HEAD
INSTAGRAM: @RIMAVAIDILA
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1. FRAME DENIM Leather Pants 2. NEIL BARRETT Panel Sweatshirt 3. JOSEPH RYDER Biker Jacket 4. LIPSTICK QUEEN Lip Balm 5. SAINT LAURENT Ankle Boots 6. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Tote

 

RELY ON VOLUME AND TEXTURES

I have to admit: no matter how refined it is, all-black worn from head-to-toe can be a bit too dark for certain occasions. In these circumstances, play with volume and textures in true fashionista style!! For example, try a pair of fitted black leather pants mixed with a loose-fitting top. Jane's asymmetrical poncho adds the perfect amount of dimension to her look. I'm on the hunt for a similar piece to add to my closet asap.

Style Guide: Black On Black

PHOTO CREDIT: FIT FAB FUN MOM
INSTAGRAM: @JANESONG
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1. SAINT LAURENT Leather Pants 2. EQUIPMENT Washed-silk Tank 3. LE SPECS Cat-eye Sunglasses 4. SAINT LAURENT Cable Knit Cape 5. MEL BOTERI Black Croc-Embossed Blake Satchel 6. TOM FORD Knee Boots

 

ALL BLACK HIGHLIGHTED BY STATEMENT PIECES

Another way to master an all-black outfit is to start with a simple look, then add one fabulous statement piece. My current favorites are leather pencil skirts, crop tops, and a stunning necklace. You will shine brighter than the tinsel at any winter party!! Just take a cue from Becca's perfectly polished look below. 

Style Guide: Black On Black

PHOTO CREDIT: JUNE MOSS
INSTAGRAM: @BECCATOBIN
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1. GIVENCHY Pencil Skirt 2. PROENZA SCHOULER Cropped Top 3. CHRISTIAN DADA Pendant Necklace 4. NAILS INC Nail Polish 5. BOBBI BROWN Gel Eyeliner 6. GIANVITO ROSSI Leather Pumps 7. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Mini Cross-Body Clutch

 

REVIVE ALL BLACK OUTFITS WITH COLORFUL ACCESSORIES

One of my favorite ways to liven up an all-black ensemble is with a fun pop of color. For this, add bright hues into your accessories: bags, shoes, hats, and jewelry. Or my favorite: Try a bold, bright lip to bring some color to your face!! 

I'm loving how Elshane went the extra mile with a fun floral bag AND a red lip next to liven up her black-on-black.

Style Guide: Black On Black

PHOTO CREDIT: ELSHANE'S WORLD
INSTAGRAM: @ELSHANE
All-black Looks for Winter: How to Create Modern All Black Outfits | Revive All Black Outfits With Colorful Accessories | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. VALENTINO A-line Sweater Dress 2. MYKITA Sunglasses 3. DELFINA DELETTREZ Diamond Ring 4. MEL BOTERI Metallic Sand Snake-Effect Nicole Hobo 5. LARSSON & JENNINGS Watch 6. BY TERRY Rouge 7. SAM EDELMAN Ankle Boots

All black is absolutely my favorite go-to as an easy and instantly chic way to put together any outfit! Are you feeling inspired?? Show me how by tagging #MYMB and #BestDressedMB in your social posts!!

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