Style Guide: How to Accessorize an All Black Outfit

An all black look is classic and simple.

No matter your style, we can all agree that the color black will forever be relevant. While all black outfits have a reputation of being boring, we highly disagree. An all black look is classic and simple and extremely versatile. Whether your style skews casual, trend-forward, or somewhere in between, we have a look perfect for you. To make an all black outfit even better, it usually works for most occasions. So when in doubt, pick the black dress!

An all black look can be romantic and flirty rather than dark and somber. It all comes down to how you accessorize the look! Also, picking a piece that is bold in itself. Choose a dress with a flounce sleeve, or a black cardigan made with mesh fabric for some added flair. Continue reading to see our top three tips on accessorizing an all black look!


Start by choosing an all black style that has romantic details.

The Elsa black dress is the perfect example with the chiffon capelet detail, or the Sara black jumpsuit with the stunning chiffon crossbody ruffle. Once your all black look is put together, add on top dainty jewelry to complete the look. Wearing a trio of gold pendant necklaces, a mixed collection of minimalist rings, and layered bracelets are a few ideas that would add the cherry on top to a romantic all black look. Shop our date night styles and get ready for that romantic night out you may have coming up.

Woman posing wearing Black Elsa Black Midi Capelet Dress from Connected Apparel

Elsa Black Midi Dress

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Woman posing wearing Black Sara Black Jumpsuit from Connected Apparel

Sara Black Jumpsuit

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Wearing an all black look can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be!

Pick a piece of the look that has an added bit of detail that gives the look a little more excitement. Whether it be a slit on a dress, an added cardigan on top with a unique fabric or shape, or subtle metal details that draw attention. Try our Ruth black cardigan that features a cascading front detail, or the Sheryl black jumpsuit that includes a gold metal belt that adds a hint of flair. Also, adding a difference in textures to your look can keep things interesting like the Sheri Palazzo Pants with her mesh fabric.

Woman posing wearing Black Sheri Black Palazzo Pant from Connected Apparel

Sheri Palazzo Pant

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Ruth Cascading Black Open Front Cardigan Black / Regular / S

Ruth Cardigan

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Choose a bold style like a statement sleeve and add on fun jewelry pieces and a simple block heel to round out the look.

A dress with a v-neck flounce like our staple Sunny LBD, or a faux wrap dress with a flounce sleeve like… you guessed it, our tried-and-true Lisa 2.0 dress are all good pieces to layer jewelry over! Check out our whole collection of statement sleeves below, and learn how to perfectly style them with our style guide! Jewelry can be a good way to spice up an all black look and statement pieces can become the focal point for your look and will ensure you do not get lost in an abyss of black fabric!

Lisa 2.0 Black Faux Wrap Dress

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Renee Black Long Sleeve Midi Dress

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Black is an elegant, sophisticated and chic color with a slimming effect that suits everyone.

Dress for your shape and feel you’re very best in all black. Figure out the silhouette that best suits you by reading our style guide on determining and dressing for your body shape.

An all black outfit doesn’t mean losing your personal style, actually, you can easily achieve any look just by selecting the right accessories to add on top. All black outfits can be an easy way to rock a sleek and sophisticated look. While it may take some playing around in your wardrobe to put together the perfect look, we have made it as easy as ever with simple style tips.

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