5 Reasons Why Black is Back {Guest Post}

12 January 2014

Hi everyone! Here's another guest post for you while I'm getting back into the grind of school. Cheers, C!
There are so many ways to create a stunning and simple wardrobe, but few people really take time to appreciate the simpler options. For example, some patterned clothing is nice to wear, but patterns are harder to match than plain-colored garments. Colors can even be hard to match because there are so many different shades of each. Just because your clothing is in two shades of green doesn't mean they go well together. This is why black is back. There was once a time not so long ago that black was viewed in a negative light. It reminded people of mourning or goth. Women chased only brilliant or soft colors. The beauty and subtlety was forgotten as an accent.

But here are five reasons why black is back:

5. Gray Matter
Black is a versatile color. It matches just about every other color out there, unlike white. Often forgotten in the quest for a stunning wardrobe is the fact that gray matters. No other color accentuates gray quite like black. When done in proper combination, the two often can create a classy, stunning look. Every shade of gray out there compliments black: gray coat, black hat, black gloves; gray sweater, black pants, black boots. There are so many combinations out there that nothing has to be done twice!

4. Create a Professional Look
There is no doubt that black is a great color for the classic professional look. It's easy to dress for success with just a few black pants, suits, and skirts. The best part is that with the proper accessories, you can mix and match black to create a variety of stunning professional ensembles.
3. Shoes and Accessories
Nothing is more important for pulling a look together than shoes and accessories. Black is a versatile color that goes well with almost any outfit. Invest in a pair of heeled black boots and cute high heeled dress shoes so that whether your outing is casual or classy, you have the right footwear for the job. A black clutch purse for fancy events and a black shoulder bag for day trips helps bring everything together.

2. Jewelry as Accessories
No ensemble is complete without the right jewelry to bring it all together. There are various styles of fashion necklaces, bracelets, and earrings to add your own personality and touch to the clothing. Black gold rings with black diamonds are the new vogue. Celebrities invest in black diamonds instead of the traditional ones because of their unique color and the mystery it adds to the look. Black jewelry can subtly accentuate a black outfit, or it can stand out against bright colors. Put black jewelry with bright colors and it stands out boldly and beautifully.

1. Enhance Bold Colors
There is nothing wrong with having bright colors in your wardrobe. Keep the colors plain and patternless, and find ways to accentuate those bold statements. Pink, purple, red, lighter shades of blue, and green are all great compliments to black. For example, a pink dress with a black sash at the waist and gold and black jewelry, paired with black heels, makes for a stunning day dress. With the New Year here, don't let your wardrobe fall flat. Add a splash of black to create a look that is both stunning and versatile. And ladies, let's not forget that black is thinning!

Images from pinterest.


  1. You are so right. It took me awhile to appreciate how lovely just a simple basic is :) I love patterns but like you said they can be hard to mix and match sometimes!

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  3. great post thanks for sharing x

  4. Love your style!

    Those heels, that yellow blouse & those leopard shades are my fav!

    xo, N

  5. Inspiring ;) Those heels...


  6. Looove those heels. Best of luck with the back to school my dear! x E


  7. All great points! I love wearing black and experimenting with texture & contrast!

  8. zomg I can't believe I found another med student blogger who actually has other interests and it happens to be fashion, that's a random but dopest niche :D I'm definitely following <3 I was just wondering, if you have any specialties in mind just yet? stay awesome xx


  9. I love, love that first outfit. And I definitely agree about black :)

  10. I love, love that first outfit. And totally agree about black :)

  11. Oh yes! Black is my favorite color! Love all black everything outfits, but black and grey look pretty great together as well!



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