How to Style an All Black Outfit + Link Up!

Alright guys. We’ve talked about it time and time again.

I love all black outfits.

Love ’em. Pretty sure it stems from my days behind the counters at MAC and Bare Escentuals. I worked in cosmetics all through college and the uniform was all black everything. I don’t know about you but I had zero extra money in college for a “work wardrobe” and a “school wardrobe.” Therefore everything was black.

Today I want to talk about the fine art of styling an all black outfit. It’s chic, it’s always in season, and it’s pretty easy. Learn how to style an all black outfit! Learn how to style an all black outfit! Learn how to style an all black outfit! Learn how to style an all black outfit! Learn how to style an all black outfit! Learn how to style an all black outfit!

Nothing beats a black skinny pant.

A black pant in a flattering, slim silhouette is my number one wardrobe staple. You can build entire wardrobes around a well fitted pair of black pants.

I’ve been super into this pair from American Eagle. I have a love affair with AE because I’m 4’11” tall and it’s nearly impossible to find pants I don’t have to hem – but AE makes “shorts.”

Also the AE pair are technically jeggings aka lots of spandex aka food babies allowed. 

Find flirty silhouettes.

Black can go from serious to feminine just by playing with flirty silhouettes. I love to pick all black pieces that have a girly shape with lots of movement.

The top I wore for this shoot is an oldie from ASOS but a favorite. I’ll seriously wear this top until it gets holes. Unfortunately it’s so old I can’t link it for you guys but I found some similar styles here, here, and here.

All black everything…almost.

Last but not least – I’m actually in love with almost all black everything.

Monochromatic is cute and all but I think an all black outfit becomes that much more chic when paired with an accessory in a pop of color.

Yes – metallic rose gold is a pop of color for me. Lolz! 

KB encourages my love of sneakers big time. He bought me this amazing pair from Vans last month and I’ve been wearing them non stop. I tried for so long to be a girly girl that loves heels but I’m just not. I love sneakers and boots.

All black outfits also look totally amazing with brightly colored handbags or other colorful accessories. Ugh or imagine if I had some amazing tassel earrings from Bauble Bar. So cute.
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Link. It. UP.

My very first link up! I’m super excited to be cohosting and was def even more excited once I found out the trend was black. Right up my alley.  Check out these other amazing bloggers and their black outfits – and add a link yourself!

How to link up!

1. We kindly ask that you follow the two hosts: Larissa from Living in Color on Bloglovin’, Jacqueline from Stylin’ In St. Louis via Bloglovin’, and our guest host Kelsey (that’s me!!!) of Blondes and Bagels on Bloglovin’. (The first 3 links in the link-up.)

2. Please link back to Larissa and Jacqueline’s blog on the post you linked to, stating that you joined in on the fun over at Spotlight Weekly.

3. Enjoy reading other blogs and make new blogger friends!

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  • I love it! And those shoes are perfect. I am loving all metallic shoes right now!

    Shelbee

    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Blondes & Bagels

      Me too (clearly)! 😉 Metallic is crazy in season right now.

      xoxo Kelsey

  • I love your top. The shoes add the perfect pop.

    http://goldclutter.com

    • Blondes & Bagels

      Thanks so much! The shoes are so fun right?!

      xoxo Kelsey

  • Nothing better than an all black look! This is great, I love your top!!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    • Blondes & Bagels

      Clearly I agree with you 😉 Thanks Elise!!!

      xoxo Kelsey

  • Haha I agree *almost* all black everything! I usually try to add a piece of color myself. I caught myself wearing all black all the time and finally realized I needed to chill on the dark colors although it is incredibly flattering! Love this look girl!

    xo, Milan
    MilanDarling.com

  • I love all black! With a little pop, you can have the most stunning outfit!