How To Wear All Black Everything All Year Round PLUS Outfit Ideas

By |2019-04-27T15:22:46+00:00April 29th, 2019|Fashion, Style|9 Comments

I am the biggest fan of an all-black wardrobe.  Color – what’s that? Pastels – so last spring. Neon – don’t make me gag.  Black is my go-to color; black is my aesthetic. Do not hate, for today we are about to embark on a journey of all black everything.  Let’s learn how to wear all black even throughout the year; even in spring and summer.

 

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Why it gotta be black though?

Did you catch my RuPaul Drag Race reference?  No? Aaaaannnnyway.  I have a few reasons why black is my go-to color.

In my early 20s, I lived in Asia, and that was my first encounter with minimalism.  Back then minimalism existed, but it hadn’t hit the mainstream yet.  Living in the heart of minimalism did impact me; I started buying fewer things and moved with purpose.   Having a simple wardrobe felt right given my futuristic city environment.

Then, about five years ago I decided to jump 100% into the world of minimalism.  I was tired of buying clothes (and other items) when my closet was already full.  One day I cleared my closet and created a uniform which incorporated a lot of black.

I’ve stated before, I am internally torn between being Morticia Addams and a Harajuku Barbie, but Morticia won.

So it gotta be black just because black is easy to buy, it’s easy to style and it’s just easy!

 

How to wear all black in hot weather

Before we get into the lewks, I want to talk about wearing black when you live in a warm climate.  Believe it or not, I used to rock all black when I lived in the Caribbean.  If you live in a hot environment and you want to rock dark colors all the time the most important thing to remember is: you gotta commit.

I never focused on the heat.  When you focus on something, you highlight it.  My other hack: all my clothing breathed well. I always grabbed anything that was “swingy” and allowed the breeze to flow through.

If you’re going to commit to all black everything in hot weather, you should also commit to drinking more water.

Lastly, I sometimes cheat and incorporate dark grey and recently navy into my wardrobe.   If you live in a hot climate and want that dark look without going all black, try adding darker colors that aren’t as intense into the mix.

 

Three ways to style an all black wardrobe

Even though this is a post on all black everything, like I just admitted, I have a few non-black items in my closet.  I wear black 90% of the time, but I also like wearing red gray and navy.

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I buy my clothes with intention meaning I purchase clothes that work with my environment and lifestyle.  London is not the Caribbean; I don’t wear pum-pum shorts everywhere anymore.  My clothes have to make sense for my life.

Another must for me is simplicity; my aesthetic is based on simple shapes and basic lines.  My clothes should be easy to put on, and the fabrics must be comfortable.

In my luxe on a budget post, I shared why you will hardly ever see me in clothing that has extra embellishments or is super frilly.  My ish is straight to the point.

Today I’m showing you three of my go-to looks that feature black that I wear year round, even in spring and summer.

 

Wearing All Black Everything – The Rosa

I have the biggest crush on the character Rosa from the show Brooklyn 99.  Seriously, she’s freaking hot! I also adore that character’s style. Rosa isn’t strictly all black everything, but she is an excellent example of incorporating darker colors to create that mood.

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My Rosa inspired look is a (p)leather jacket from Primark, a cool blouse from Forever21 mixed with this navy pant from H&M.

On days when I’m not feeling this pant, I’ll rock black jeans or pants, but I wanted to show you what I meant by adding dark colors to the mix as Rosa does.

What I love about this blouse is the cotton front but sheer back which makes it very breezy (breezy baby).

 

All black everything but make it Morticia Addams

I used to claim Wednesday Addams but honey I’m grown, so I had to graduate to Morticia status!  I love Mrs. Addams with her sickening silhouette; she is giving us curves and seduction.

 

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This is my go to look, and it features a black midi dress from Boohoo.   Also…I am GAGGING AT ME IN THIS PICTURE… whoooo is this sexy bitch.  Oh wait, that’s me hunty!!!!

This midi dress is versatile and can look sophisticated or casual depending on how I style it.

 

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I usually keep my jewelry pretty simple, so you’ll find me rocking my Fossil watch or some Claire’s jewelry.  Yep, Claire’s honey.

My Morticia looks are always about curves so whether it’s a mini, maxi or midi – this look will always be body-hugging and show my lil ass.  Sass.

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Wearing All Black Everything – Carefree Black Girl Look

When I get deep into my burning sage and powering up my crystals vibe, I don’t always want to be obviously sexy.  My carefree black girl look is easy and super breezy, but it has sex appeal in a very “fight the power while I thank the ancestors for strength” type of way.

This dress is beyond comfortable, and I usually pair this with flats from Primark.

 

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I like to wear this Primark bralette underneath for the tiniest pop of color, but I’ll sometimes wear a pretty sheer, detailed bra too.  I think showing a hint of sexy is incredibly sexy.

This is my most simple look, but it gets the most compliments especially when I have my fro out.   I also secretly love this dress because my brother selected it for me; he is a fantastic shopper, and I think he should be a stylist!

 

How to wear all black during the year

There you have it, three all-black outfits that are pretty easy to style.  If we’ve met, you’ve probably seen me rock some version of the Morticia look lol.

Here are a few extra tips for rocking all black throughout the year

  • Play with textures and patterns – combining different designs and materials can elevate your look.  If you’re afraid all black can become monotonous; this is a great trick to break things up.
  • Take care of your clothes – blacks fade so washing your clothes with a detergent that is intended for darker colors can help maintain their shade.  Also, if you follow the directions on the label, it will help the clothing last longer.

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  • You can add color – adding a pop of color keeps things interesting.  Whether you keep it on the darker side like I do or you add a bright neon, it’s fun to add the unexpected.
  • Do monotone in another color – if after all that chat you realize all black everything isn’t your vibe but you like the idea of rocking a monotone look, try all _______ everything.  Some people do all white, and they keep it in the nude family, all gray is a look – have fun!
Let me know below, would you ever consider rocking all black all day?  Which of my go-to looks is your fav and why? Can’t wait to chat!!

9 Comments

  1. Mykki April 29, 2019 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I used to wear nothing but black and I totally agree that you have to commit. Black is great, because you really focus on in texture and silhouette to pull an outfit together and I think that’s an exercise anyone interested in fashion should attempt at least once in their life.

    Besides, black is sexy. Black is mysterious. Who doesn’t want a little of that hanging in their closet, right?

    • Olli April 29, 2019 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      I completely agree about trying it at least once if you’re interested in fashion. I think it has also helped with keeping me focused in the mornings. I don’t dwell on what I’m going to wear because it’s a lot easier to create an outfit. Thanks for reading!!

  2. Sarah April 30, 2019 at 11:51 am - Reply

    I love all of these ideas. I don’t wear strictly black, but usually a mix of black, gray, charcoal, and navy. I like to have pieces that I can just pull out of the closet and put together without worrying if they match. Great post!

    • Olli May 9, 2019 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Hi Sarah, thanks for your comment! I totally get what you’re saying, this is one of the most important factors in building my wardrobe. I just accidentally discovered a new way to style my “carefree black girl” dress using one of my staples and I’m so happy. I love discovering new elements to my closet.

  3. Oben Nyne May 1, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Living in hot areas like mine always have a way of making me skeptical of buying anything black but I think with these tips I can make it work for me by adding colors like grey which I absolutely love too😌
    Thanks for sharing Olli
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  4. Ashlee May 2, 2019 at 5:30 am - Reply

    I loved this post! I enjoy wearing black or darker tones, I just think it gives you a sleek silhouette.

    Black clothing is reliable, sexy, cheap and classy!

    Great read!

  5. Jane May 2, 2019 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    I love black! Would love to see an overview of your wardrobe!

    • Olli May 9, 2019 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your comment Jane and thanks for reading. I am in the middle of creating videos and this is a top on my list. I hope to have it out soon but you’ll def see it!!

  6. Lauren May 10, 2019 at 7:32 am - Reply

    “London is not the Caribbean; I don’t wear pum-pum shorts everywhere anymore. ” – this made me CACKLE! Also, you’re serving in that midi dress hun!! Black is definitely a great colour to wear – I also love a dark grey or navy as they work with almost everything.

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