Black on Black: Dress to Impress

Black is the timeless fashion trend and an absolute synonym for style. Wearing all black can add a dash of mystery to your look, whether we’re talking about sportswear, urban and street styles, business looks or glamorous editions. One psychological study has shown that black outfits leave a positive impression of social desirability and a discreet character. Whatever style you’re trying to achieve, follow these simple steps in order to turn heads – whether it’s an all-black combination or tasteful accessorizing with black items.

Black on Black: Dress to Impress

Wearing black in the summertime

Most people think that summer requires bright colors. The truth is, you can look stunning in all black even when it’s warm. Even science supports your black fashion summer choices! Black is always in and is great for a sleek look, plus it looks great on tanned skin.  Follow this season’s trends: try out the combination of a black crop top and a circle skirt (or A-line) for a sexy look. Complete the look with the black leather backpack and stacked boots. If you wish to pull off the black look, but want to give it a splash of color, try accessorizing with colorful jewelry and wear vivid colored heels or flats. Just don’t fall into the most common fashion mistake – wearing all black cotton fabrics. Although we tend to choose cotton for the steamy days because it feels comfortable, try to mix up different fabrics and textures for a more stylish look. Lace is a great choice for a sexy and romantic look, pleats are always playful, and leather and metallic details will give your look edginess.  Think silk and linen as top two summer materials you can work with, leave fur, wool and other warm materials for winter and fall.

Formal look and LBD

When it comes to impressive and stylish formal dresses, black is definitely a number one choice. Little black dress has stayed the ultimate classy item for about a century now, and it is still winning because of its sophisticated look. Every woman should invest in a great black cocktail dress which can be combined with different items in order to create new looks: the key is adapting your style to the occasion. In 2016, long sleeved gowns with a dash of sequins are in, and so are the unique two-pieces inspired by menswear. Turtlenecks can add a more sophisticated note, whereas the subtle c-thru details can make you look sexier. Fashion editors and bloggers simply love black color and advise minimalistic look if you’re aiming at the more formal impression. Sometimes you can even ditch the jewelry completely or stick to the exquisite details. Attending a business cocktail or going to a formal dinner? Try an all-black style enriched with simple silver jewelry, or turn to duo-chromatic style (e.g. black and red). Going for a night out? Experiment with hairstyles and dare to wear bolder makeup.

Black on Black: Dress to Impress

Accessorize wisely for different looks

Black outfits are great because they give you a nice starting point for building the desired look. Accessorizing is crucial here and can mean a difference between a formal look and the casual one. Focus on picking the right jewelry, footwear, bag and hair and makeup. For example, a pair of light fabric black business pants can be turned into a casual wear with just a pair of sneakers. Letting your hair fall down naturally can make a formal look more relaxed than styling it into a slicked bun.

Black never goes out of style: it flatters your figure and provides a solid base for experimenting. Follow these few tips for a gorgeous all-black style or impress with balanced out details.

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