Top 3 Ways to Shake Up Your All Black Wardrobe

“Wearing black is a lifestyle.”


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(Disclaimer: This picture is not technically questioning my wardrobe choices, but rather we go caught by rain in the middle of our shoot!)

I swear my wardrobe has every color in the rainbow- except yellow or orange (they make me look like I have jaundice)! However, the only items I find myself wearing are the neutral pieces, especially the black ones. I greatly annoy family and friends when shopping because my catch phrase is:

“I love it. If it was black…..”

My blogging bestie Shell, from A Courageous Beauty, got to listen to that saying a million times while we traipse around Target last weekend! There is just something go to about my dark pieces. They always feel fresh and they always work together- especially when paired with another neutral, like denim. I thought I’d share today the top 3 ways to update the black pieces in your wardrobe and shake up your neutral look!

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1: Look to the modern neutrals.

Black, white, gray, khaki. You grew up knowing these as neutral tones. However, for a modern feel look to denim, snakeskin, and olive as neutrals too!

Changing your definition of neutral will push your style to the next level.

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2: Texture is key.

The best way to get away with all black everything is to add multiple textures to keep the look from falling flat!

Think lace, leather, denim (both a colour and texture), faux fur, silk.

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3: Wear what you truly love.

I could give you all the tips and suggestions in the world! If you don’t absolutely love and feel confident in the piece though, no amount of “advice” will change that.

If you don’t absolutely love and feel confident in the piece though, no amount of “advice” will change that.

If black isn’t your thing, apply #1 and #2 to anything you wear! They are tips that will make your style more refined and give it that je na sais quoi that we all are looking for!

Do you have a go to color? I’d love to hear why it’s your go to! BTW I FINALLY found an amazinggggg dupe of my favorite Rebecca Minkoff tote that is always on my page. Yay! Enjoy your short week babes.

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  1. June 7, 2017 / 11:02 am

    You are just the cutest! I love all your tips for keeping black trendy, since I love all tops black too!
    xx, Lo

    • June 7, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you so much babe! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  2. June 6, 2017 / 11:08 am

    My closet is mostly black, so your article was really helpful. Really enjoyed reading it <3
    A l i n a //

    • June 7, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      I so get the mostly black closet! Thanks for stopping by babe. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

    • June 7, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Me too! You can’t go wrong with black and lace. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

    • June 7, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      I MISSSSSSS you too! I should’ve just put you in my bag. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  3. June 2, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I love all of these pieces, but especially these shoes!! So good! ??

    • June 2, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much love! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

    • June 2, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Zara always has great pieces like it! Great for tops and basics. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  4. June 2, 2017 / 11:45 am

    such great tips! love it!
    happy friday babe!

    • June 2, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous! I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

    • June 2, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much pretty lady! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  5. hannahcstark
    June 1, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Oh my goodness! That peplum is gorgeous and so one of a kind! I love the lace detail on it:)

    xoxo, Hannah

    • June 2, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      You are so sweet! Your kind words mean so much. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  6. June 1, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    LOVE your peplum top! So pretty and feminine

    • June 2, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      It’s perfect for hiding a post dinner belly!!! ? Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  7. June 1, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I don’t wear a lot of black, but that lace top is calling my name!

    xx Mollie

  8. Taylor Aube
    June 1, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Block outfits are life! Even in the spring/summer. I love how you incorporated these colors for these seasons!

    • June 2, 2017 / 3:24 pm

      Yessssss all year round for sure!!! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

    • May 31, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you Ruthie!!! Your kind words means so much to me. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

    • May 31, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Texture is sooooooo big when it comes to making or breaking a look!! Thank you babe. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  9. May 31, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    I do the exact same thing when it comes to black yet I love color! Love your heels paired with the black!

    • May 31, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Absolutely!!! It makes all the difference. I hope you’re having a great week. Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

  10. Nataly
    May 31, 2017 / 11:55 am

    This top is so beautiful on you! Great tips girl!

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