10 Tips on Incorporating Style Icon Black into Your Wardrobe

bigstock-Elegant-woman-with-perfume-on--25202972My last post was how to wear your version of white this summer and ways to incorporate it into your summer wardrobe, keeping within your colour palette.  This week I am sharing 10 tips on how to incorporate that classic style icon – Black into your wardrobe while keeping true to wearing your colours that make you look youthful, radiant and vibrant.

Black and white have been top fashion classics forever and will continue to be.

Black can tend to drag you down and make lines and shadows more prominent on your face, so if you do not have true high contrast in your colouring, wear black away from your face.

  1. Invest in a perfectly tailored black pant. Wear it to work with a blazer or sweater or dress it up with a sequined top and heels for night.
  1. A classic black kitten pump works well with a dress, a skinny jean or a pencil skirt. A little bit of lift is both comfortable and flattering.
  1. A flirty way to wear black is to team a bright colored tank under a sheer black feminine blouse.
  1. Whether you are dressed casually chic or wearing a ball gown, a black beaded clutch is a great evening accessory.
  1. Yes, A LBD ( little black dress) is forever and can take you to many events. How can you wear one and still be true to YOU?
  1. Black tights are perfect for anybody worried about having less-than-perfect legs. They add sophistication to skirt outfits or dresses.
  1. A thin black croc leather belt worn loosely at the waist or high hip will create definition when wearing oversized sweaters or tunics. Or… wear your perfect black as brown if you have warm undertones.
  1. A black cardigan is a light layer for summer outfits. It can also act as a stand-alone top when buttoned up and worn with a scarf (in your colour palette) that fills in the neck area.
  1. Black leather gloves are a classic accessory staple. Put those gloves in black lace or black netting and you’ll add more intrigue to your look.
  1. A black pea coat is an easy travel piece. It can be worn over skirts, knee-length dresses, trousers or jeans.

Please substitute brown for black if you are an Autumn or Spring or other warm tone. Even navy can be a classic substitute. I wanted to address black because it is so promoted by fashion designers yet it is over rated.  Any dark colour is slimming especially if it is in your unique colour palette!!

Is your closet brimming in black?  Are you unsure how to transition colour into your wardrobe? I’d love the opportunity to help you create an easy, mix and match wardrobe using articles in your closet and adding a few focus pieces to make you smile every time you dress.  Also, I have just added a great e-book – absolutely FREE – which you are welcome to download called 10 Tips to Looking and Feeling Timeless….Naturally. You’ll find right here on the website in the sidebar to the right. Just fill in the info and I’ll send it to you via email right away!

I’d love your feedback on it and don’t forget to leave a link back to your own blog if you have one via the commentluv feature here on the site.

Until next time,



2 thoughts on “10 Tips on Incorporating Style Icon Black into Your Wardrobe

  1. I am truly enjoying your blog posts Karen – lots of great tips. I also just listened to your radio interviews and would encourage others to do so. It’s like having a free seminar with a real expert!! Thanks for all you do to make dressing and shopping a breeze!
    Karen Armstrong recently posted..Let your Self-Expression FlowMy Profile

    • Thank you for listening to the radio interviews! It was great fun doing them and I am glad you got more tips from them! Even the interviewer was excited by the information I gave! She is planning to add more “Metal” to her wardrobe!

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