Rarely will you meet a person who hates black. It’s said to be the absence of colours, which might explain why it’s the go-to (non-)colour when it comes to fashion – because it’s so easy to pair with any tones and hues. However, there’s a fine line between looking cool and morbid when you’re wearing an all-black outfit. How does one pull it off without looking like they’re a part of the Addams family? Here are five tips.

1. Accessorise
The great thing about an all-black outfit is that your accessories will stand out. Wear a statement necklace or a belt so your outfit looks less boring.

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2. Play with textures
Textures create variations and prevent your outfit from looking two-dimensional. Pleats, patterns, fur, different fabrics… try everything.

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3. Add shine
Glittery or hi-shine fabrics and sequins will make you look party-ready in an instant! However, don’t go overboard by wearing sequins from head-to-toe unless you’re attending a gala dinner.

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4. Vary the volume
Instead of just wearing a straight-cut maxi dress or pairing a tank top with black jeans, make sure one item is bigger than the other. For example, pair an oversized sweater with skinny jeans or a crop top with an A-line skirt.

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5. Pull on an outerwear
Something as simple as a crop jacket can totally change the game.

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