4 easy ways to brighten up basic black
Sometimes dressing in basic black is just easier. After all, it only takes about 10 seconds to put an outfit together when everything in your closet matches! However, even those of us who swear by a slimming all-black wardrobe want to wear some color every now and then. To brighten up basic black, and introduce some vibrancy into your ensembles, try one of these simple suggestions:
1. Wear a statement necklace
You may not realize it, but wearing a necklace can completely transform a basic black outfit. Begin to play with the use of color by choosing a statement necklace – either a pendant with large stones or a shorter necklace with unique beading or interesting geometric shapes. The pop of color will not only add some interest to your outfit, but draw attention away from areas that you prefer to keep hidden.
2. Don a scarf
As the seasons change and the weather begins to cool off, you can bring a splash of color to your all-black look by purchasing an eye-catching scarf. If you’re feeling bold, consider choosing a multicolored scarf with interesting patterns (think tribal prints). More conservative women may want to simply opt for a scarf in a single bright hue (we love crimson against black). Either way, this makes it easy to throw on some color while running out the door.
3. Try colorblocking
Feel like you’re ready to get a little more adventurous with the hues in your wardrobe? It’s time for colorblocking. This may sound complicated, but the concept is simple: Pair swaths of color together for a modern look. We recommend testing out this technique by wearing a black top with bright bottoms in your favorite hue. However, if you want to draw attention away from that area of your body, sport the color on top instead.
4. Slip on stylish sneakers
When you’re running errands on the weekend, the last thing you want to do is think about putting together an outfit – that’s why activewear is so great (well, that and the fact that it’s super comfy). For an easy way to brighten up your Saturday uniform, swap out your old sneakers for a pair in a bright color like red or teal. This pop of color will bring a little happiness to your feet and your day!