How to Revamp an All Black Wardrobe

Unfortunately a lot of women fall for thinking that black is the only color that flatters them, hides the bumps, slims them down, looks great no matter how they feel, and so forth. The trouble is, while black is a chic color, it shouldn't be the only color in your wardrobe. It soon becomes monotonous and it becomes hard to tell you from the rest of the black crowd. If you start to feel as if you're part of an amorphous black blob, it's time to revamp your black wardrobe.


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    Don't use black as an excuse to choose clothing styles and cuts that look bad on you in any color. Black isn't a miracle worker and if they style doesn't suit you in pink, orange, white, gray, purple, or red, it is certainly not going to improve with black. Be astute about the clothing you buy, in terms of cut, quality, and style, whatever the color.
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    Start breaking up the monotony of black. As you're getting used to the notion of introducing more color back into your wardrobe, start brightening up the black with splashes of color.
    • Choose shoes that are a different color.
    • Wear a silk blouse or cotton shirt in another color.
    • Always prefer colored tights and socks.
    • Wear a sweater, jacket, or vest in another color.
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    Use accessories to brighten up black. Choose brooches, scarves, bracelets, necklaces, and bags that not only are in a different color but that have something shiny or sparkling about them to draw attention away from too much black.
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    Change your wardrobe during spring and summer. These seasons are bright seasons and deserve more than black. You'll find lovely summery dresses in light colors, pretty cardigans in all sorts of colors, and delightful shoes and sandals in various colors. Now stick to not wearing much black during the warmer seasons. Then, gradually bring more color into your autumn and winter; after all, these are seasons during which you can do with a little brightening up.
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    Shake yourself awake. Black is easy, black fits in with the crowd, black is the work uniform even if work doesn't have a uniform. It tends to stupefy us, and we stop thinking "fashion" and start thinking "black only". Wake up to this bad habit and make conscious choices to choose color.


  • Worn too often in too much quantity, black can leave you feeling hot, washed out, drab, unexcited, downtrodden, and depressed. Perhaps you are trying to express something through your clothing that you're not consciously prepared to face...
  • Don't wear shiny black clothing. It looks cheap and shows up body faults.

Things You'll Need

  • Colorful clothes
  • Colorful, bright accessories

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Categories: Fashion Fixes