STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Black With A Chance Of Gray

Style Advice of the Week

When in doubt, go for the all black outfit. For years, this has been the motto for Fashionista/os everywhere. While an all black outfit is still very chic, I think every now and then a pop of color is a nice touch. The colors don’t have to be bright, but they do need to stand out. This Fashionisto has added bits of gray to brighten up his look. While the outfit is monochromatic, his cardigan and boots can’t be missed. He told me, “I knew since the weather was awful, everybody was going to be wearing black. I wanted to be different but still chic.” No matter what the pop of color is, it is always a good idea to try and stand out.

This look is easily achievable. To start, make sure your top and bottom are black. A plain T-shirt or button-down is easy to find. The top can be as simple as this, or a more classic button-down like this. Now for the perfect pair of black pants. They can be skinny jeans or trousers — whatever you feel the most confident in. Urban Outfitters is known for their form-fitting jeans so if that is the silhouette you are looking for, try these. For a more classic look, try these trousers from Express.

Now that the base of the outfit has been created, the rest is entirely up to how you are feeling. If you love all eyes on you, try this cardigan. If not, try staying in the same color family or a color that compliments your skin tone. All in all, the all black outfit will always be the go-to outfit, but it is up to us to make it our own.


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