How To Style All Black - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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How To Style All Black

All black can be a chic option for the Winter. I am sharing how to style  this look on the blog today.


I’m Back in Black….

Sometimes music effects what you might wear one day. I’ve been running to the Metallica “Black Album” lately, an album I got reacquainted with from my teenage years.  Maybe subconsciously it affected my wardrobe choice for this day!

Some tips for wearing all black

Wondering how to style all black and make it look interesting?

I have a few ideas for you!

It may not be something I reach for often, as I do love color and soft neutrals, however, there are times I am in the mood for a chic all black look.

Ways to Style All Black-

  • Wear classic pieces. Go for blazer or trousers that are structured.
  • Vary the shades of black. Charcoal black jeans are in the limelight these days.
  • Texture! Remember we talked about texture playing an important role in create a monochromatic or tonal look. The texture adds dimension and depth to your look.  Read the post-Tonal Dressing 
  • Add an eye-catching pop of color with your accessories. Here I chose my Prada bow bag in red. I am also wearing a pretty red lip for additional color.
  • If fair or lighter skinned, wear a color near your face. This can be accessories like scarves or earrings, or even a contrasting collar.  I am wearing some colorful floral earrings and a gold brooch in this case.


How was your weekend? Ours was lowkey but enjoyable. We went to AT Home, a home goods store, and purchased some home decor and planters. I am hoping to “deck out” our deck! Any suggestions for plants are welcome! We have flowers in the garden, so I am looking for tall plants to go on this space.  I am really like a child in a candy store in this place! and if you need pillows, look no further!

It was date night for us, and we went to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Let’s say the Kenetic Modern art was interesting.  Much of what was used was taken from the artists attic.  Art in Motion.

and a display of other works by Andy Warhol, Degas, Picasso.

A Gallery set up of art. Andy Warhol painted the Becthlers at their house in the 70s. Dega’s painting- Woman After the Bath, and others were on display in Charlotte.

Do you get in the mood for all black looks?


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Have a great day and see you tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday!

Jess xx

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 21:08h, 13 February Reply

    All black is very chic but like you did adding a pop of color adds personality. Great styling tips Jess

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:50h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you Nancy! I don’t wear it often, but I like how it came together.

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 15:33h, 10 February Reply

    Very chic outfit! I love the lace with the faux leather, and the red bag really stands out. I heard “Sad But True” on the radio the other day – I hadn’t heard it for years. I listened to that album a lot back in the day!

    Emma xxx

  • Maria Khan
    Posted at 05:39h, 10 February Reply

    Looking great! Always dress like it’s the best day of your life. Fashion is like eating. you shouldn’t stick to the same menu.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:21h, 10 February Reply

      Thank you! Yes, each day is such an occasion right? I do like to mix things up .

  • Neti
    Posted at 16:56h, 08 February Reply

    Love this all black look on you Jess. The lace top just made it perfect on You.

  • Michele
    Posted at 11:09h, 08 February Reply

    Hi Jess, I’m always up for a great black outfit. I love to add a pop of color in my handbag as you did with the gorgeous red bag! Love your lace top too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:50h, 08 February Reply

      Thans so much Michele! I dont wesr black often, but get in the mood at times!

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 07:54h, 08 February Reply

    I love wearing black,, and I especially love wearing it monochromatically!
    Jess, you have styled the all-black look perfectly, And I love the splash of color with your handbag!


  • Lovely
    Posted at 00:12h, 08 February Reply

    Love that lace top! You look fabulous!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:50h, 08 February Reply

      Thank you Lovely! It is one of my favorite tops

  • Lisa Dimeo
    Posted at 22:00h, 07 February Reply

    To wear everything in black, it takes different textures and you aced it.

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 18:44h, 07 February Reply

    It’s the texture that really does it for me. I love this Jess,

  • Jean | Delightful Repast
    Posted at 14:49h, 07 February Reply

    Jess, I was drawn to this post because I wear a LOT of black. Gorgeous photos and great tips!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:59h, 07 February Reply

      Thanks so much! Stop by anytime 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:03h, 07 February Reply

      Thank you Jean! I don’t wear alot of black as my skin is fair, but I do get in the mood for an all black look from time to time. Glad to enjoyed the post. Stop by anytime!

  • Gwen Gottlieb
    Posted at 12:36h, 07 February Reply

    There’s nothing like an all-black outfit, and you wear them so well, but a pop of color is always fun too! Love the bag. And I love museum visits! One of my fave things to do when I visit different places. Happy Monday! xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:00h, 07 February Reply

      Hi Gwen!
      Thank you! I was in a mood! The bag is vintage Prade and was a gift a few years ago. The museum was alot of fun and I certainly am open to different styles of art. Same to you, enjoy the week!xo

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 10:44h, 07 February Reply

    OMG that blouse is absolutely freaking GORGEOUS!! And I love that you added a red bag.
    Suzy xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:12h, 07 February Reply

      Good ole Zara secondhand 🙂 thank you Suzy!

  • Ayesha Ayub
    Posted at 09:31h, 07 February Reply

    Kenetic Modern Art seems so interesting and you look so bold in all black look.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:05h, 07 February Reply

      It is interesting- art and movement often go together .Thank you, glad you enjoyed the all black look.

  • Cheryl Tucker
    Posted at 09:20h, 07 February Reply

    Sounds like a really nice weekend! I have been wearing a lot of black lately. I really love color but black has been my go to this winter. Your outfit is absolutely beautiful! You look in everything and every color.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:12h, 07 February Reply

      It was really fun. I hadn’t been to a museum in an age, as I have trouble standing with my condition. I just have to move at my own pace, and hubby catches up. I was just in the mood for black 🙂 thank you!

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