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Black Is the New Black: 5 Ways to Wear This Neutral from Head to Toe

I know that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to wear more color, but black will always be the most prominent color in my closet. I know I’m probably not alone in this either! Black is just so forgiving and versatile, there’s no denying it.

I find myself wearing all-black outfits on a regular basis and there is a way to do so while staying feminine and classy. Just because you’re wearing all black doesn’t mean you’re channeling your inner goth girl.

Here are 5 ways to wear black whether you’re running errands or headed out for a date!

  • Black Is The New Black 1 of 12
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    Here are 5 staples for a monochromatic look!

  • That Perfect LBD (Little Black Dress) 2 of 12
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    A little black dress is a must-have for any closet, but don't underestimate the important of a casual one! (It's okay to have more than one.) These are equally great for running mundane errands or to wear on date night. Add black tights and shoes for the full monochromatic look! 

  • Try This Black Shift Dress 3 of 12
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    Get a similar little black dress from Forever 21 for $22.80.

  • Shiny Leather Leggings! 4 of 12
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    Leather leggings are the perfect way to spice up your normal all black outfit. The lace detail on the tunic adds a feminine touch to the dark ensemble. Using different materials adds nice juxtaposition and texture to your outfit.

  • Get Your Own Faux Leather Leggings 5 of 12
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    Similar leather leggings are available at Urban Outfitters for $29.

  • Maxi All The Way 6 of 12
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    A black maxi can be styled 100 different ways, but I love to keep it simple sometimes and use a tight tank to accentuate my waist line. Add a black cardigan to keep it cozy and monochromatic! 

  • Buy A Black Maxi For Your Closet 7 of 12
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    Get this comfy black maxi from Target for $19.99.

  • The Must-Have Flowy Tee 8 of 12
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    A flowy oversized tee is probably the most important article of clothing in my closet. I have one for every day of the week! Comfy, practical, and stylish. 

  • My Favorite Flowy Tee Just For You 9 of 12
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    My top pick of all the flowy tees! Get it for $9.95 from H&M.

  • Black Skinnies For Every Day Wear 10 of 12
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    If I'm wearing jeans, make them black. All day, every day! I find them more slimming than blue jeans and I think that they are more versatile too. You can't go wrong with black skinny jeans, a black t-shirt, and black heels. 

  • My Top Pick Of Black Skinny Jeans 11 of 12
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    You can get them from for $19.99 from H&M.

  • And Don’t Forget Your Extremely Versatile Black Shoes 12 of 12
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    You can get the super comfortable black platforms that I wore with each of these outfits for $69.95 from DSW. Don't tell my other shoes, but these are my favorite! 

Click here to see more posts from Abi on Babble or find more from Abi on her personal blog Vanilla & Lace

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