Power. Self-control. Discipline. Independence. Strong willed. Authority. Conventional. Serious. Conservative. Sophisticated. Dignified. Elegance. Confidence. Protection. Comfort. Strong. Formal. Mysterious. These are just a few words that I came across when researching the color psychology of black. Black is a mysterious and protective color which can evoke both positive and negative emotions. For the purpose of this topic, I chose to focus on the positive words associated with black when it comes to fashion.
A mix of pattern, color and texture can add interest to a black outfit for casual or dressy looks.
Confidence is the best accessory for any outfit.
Think about the last time you put on an outfit with black. How many of the words listed above were why you chose black? I’m going to say a minimum of 5. Most likely as follows: Comfort, Confidence, Sophisticated, Protection, Power/Strong. Nothing wrong with that, you should feel all of those words (and them some) everytime you get dressed. Confidence is the best accessory for any outfit. This is why so many of us look for the black top in every style we can find when we go shopping. “It’ll go with anything!” said by every woman in the modern world. Think about all of those black tops/skirts/pants you already have, wouldn’t it be nice to wear them a different way? Get more value out of them?
Get creative with your black looks today with these tips.
Note: You probably have what you need at home already!
Add a patterned layering piece like a kimono or vest to your all black outfit. I recommend a medium to large scaled patterned print to create more impact. Use a print with neutrals or your favorite color(s).
Accessories like statement jewelry, scarves, shoes and purses are a great way to add color to your black looks. You can swap out your accessory colors to keep you favorite pieces feeling new while changing with the seasons.
Pair with a pattern
The simplest way to purchase a fun pattern is to think about what colors can you pair with it. Most often black. Opt for a pattern with black in it to pair with your favorite black piece. Accessorize with complementary colors from the print for a fun, polished look.
You can incorporate these tips on enhancing your closet staples no matter how bold or simple your color and style preferences may be. Embrace your confidence, comfort and independence that makes you distinctively U.
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