Total Black Look With A Pop Of Color

total black look

How many times have you worn a total black look? People always say “I love black, you can always wear it without being wrong” or “it helps look so slim”, “it’s my go-to outfit”, but I really can’t relate to it. This is my first total black look for as far as I can remember.

Even now I haven’t managed to wear a total black look, regardless of my intention. I’ve honestly tried so many times to pull off one, but as soon as I see myself on the mirror, I change my outfit. While a total black outfit is a statement by itself if styled on point, when I am wearing one I feel that it doesn’t suit much. It’s just too dark for me. Which is not the case for my all-time favorite, white-on-white look.

If you feel the same way, you can take it step by step by adding some pop of color with your accessories. My beautiful scarf “L’autre nuit” from the Parisian accessories brand From A Friend Of Mine, was a perfect choice for that look. When I got it, I thought that it would look great with a leather jacket and as I saw them together I was sure. It’s print reminds of Xmas lights or a starry sky don’t you think?

As for the look, I figured that since the color is black, I had to create some juxtapositions with textures. Nothing looks dowdier than an all-cotton total black outfit. I wore black skinny jeans, a knit sweater, suede boots, leather jacket and finished with cat-eye sunglasses and a few jewelries.

Do you wear total black outfits? What’s your go-to between total black and all-white?

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!

I was wearing:

Zara jacket (similar)

Zara top (similar)

Diesel jeans

BCBGeneration boots (similar)

Chanel bag

Chanel sunglasses

From A Friend Of Mine scarf (on sale!)

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis

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Fromafriendofmine Scarf & Chanel Boy Bag

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40 Comments

  1. 05/12/2016 / 15:00

    Nice look! I love all-black outfits 🙂 Playing with textures is a great thing to do with a monochrome outfit as well as adding just one piece of another colour to elevate the look 🙂

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
    http://www.dresscape.com

  2. 05/12/2016 / 15:10

    I think you look very chic in all black! It suits you and you have added some colour with the scarf. I hope to see you in more black outfits! haha! have a great start to the week!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

  3. 05/12/2016 / 15:45

    Wow, whar a look my dear! The sunnies suit you perfectly! I also love to wear black and only add one piece with a different color as a detail :).

    Love it!!!

    Send you many kisses!

    Sara from http://www.thecosmopolitas.com

  4. 05/12/2016 / 15:55

    I always wear black when i can’t figure out how to combine my colours , its like a safe zone for me . I love how you styled this all black outfit. Happy Monday !

    http://www.stylenbeautylounge.com

  5. 05/12/2016 / 16:54

    wow Stella, this is your first all black Outfit? Seriously? You look fantastic.
    It is so easy going and still so chic and stylish. Love the scarf and of course your Chanel <3

    You look gorgeous my beautiful friend.
    Love,
    Tori,
    https://abouttori.com/

  6. 05/12/2016 / 18:25

    You and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to wearing all black. Though I’ve done an all black, minus the slightest pop of color, I had to add a statement faux fur coat or something to add some life to it. Other than that, I typically add in some print or color, as you so beautifully did here yourself! I adore that scarf, it’s so unique and looks wonderful paired with the black pieces! Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you have a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  7. 05/12/2016 / 19:10

    You do all black so right babe! Love that there is a hint of color in your scarf, it keeps it from being like every other all black outfit out there! You always know how to take a classic look and add your own personal spin to it, which I love. I am with you though in that I enjoy an all white ensemble better than all black. It feels a lot more fresh and more suited to my personality. Have a great week ahead babe!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  8. 05/12/2016 / 19:55

    Love that wearing all black is an exception for you, it’s an exception for me too! i just think all the black blends in to one another and I can’t even see properly what I’m wearing, lol! However, love this outfit. The skirt really makes a great pop and I think your shoes are genius! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  9. 05/12/2016 / 20:04

    Girl you look fierce in all black! Love the pop of colour. I can’t believe this is your first all black look. Black is my happy color and I’m sure I wear way to much of it. Hope you have a great week!

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  10. 05/12/2016 / 20:35

    You look fantastic Stella! Even if it’s an all black outfit 🙂 . But I must confess: I love, love your scarf! It got my attention 🙂 .

  11. 05/12/2016 / 21:01

    Oh my gosh!! Stella you’re looking amazing in that outfit!
    Especially I adore your Chanel Bag! Definitely on top of my wishlist. 🙂

    Lots of love,
    Susa

    http://www.MISSSUZIELOVES.de

  12. 05/12/2016 / 22:37

    You look great in the total black look, is one of my favorite combos when I’m not in my best mood 😛
    Love your scarf detail ♥

    http://www.heresometimes.com

  13. 06/12/2016 / 01:10

    Black looks don’t work for me as well, as I have black hair and pale skin. I look like I’m mourning!
    The scarf is truly beautiful my Stella! I have a confession to make, I love saving your posts sometimes two at a time.
    Reading and being here is a ritual, one that demands a certain atmosphere and mood.
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Cheers,
    Tatjana

    https://tbymallano.com/

  14. 06/12/2016 / 11:05

    Wow awesome…what a trendy look you made…such a best style and very inspiring…..you just like symbol for fashion…..have a great time…

  15. 06/12/2016 / 13:48

    One of my fav look so far!! Although all your outfits are stunning! Such a beautiful post my dear Stella! Loving this total black look so much on you! Great pick and you are so so sooo beautiful!

    Love,
    Cindy

    http://bellezarebel.com/

  16. 06/12/2016 / 16:37

    Hahaha, all-black looks are one of my favourite looks (I’m now wearing all black!)! But I have to say I love the pop of colour, it makes your outfit even more beautiful! xo, Vivian

    http://www.viviantse.net

  17. 06/12/2016 / 21:27

    I am definitely all all black girl. But I agree that it can be intimidating for some. I think you added just the right pop with your scarf! As for me, I’ll be wearing all black until March haha.

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  18. 06/12/2016 / 22:15

    As with white on white looks, I fear the same when considering black on black outfits: that the shades are exactly the same !
    I can work with both, my latest was black on black as its rainy season here –

  19. 06/12/2016 / 22:45

    I think totally black is always a good choice. Your outfit is perfect Stella beacuse your taste on fashion is amazing. Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog. I’m very happy for your comment.
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

  20. 07/12/2016 / 08:12

    This is such a great idea to slowly ease into all black looks if you feel uncomfortable in them! Love the whole outfit. Thanks for sharing.

    TFM BLOG

  21. Gaby Illescas
    07/12/2016 / 08:45

    Gorgeous my dear!! you so look so cool and chic!
    those sunnies looks very beautiful on you dear!
    Wish you a wonderful start of December! 🙂
    Gabyidc

  22. 07/12/2016 / 11:40

    Adore this stunning total black look on you! and what a fantastic scarf ! You can wear everithing my friend, I always take an inspiration from your posts )
    Have a wonderful december

  23. 07/12/2016 / 23:46

    Ohh wooow! You look amazing darling! I love this all black look! And the scarf looks great too!
    Thank you so much for sharing beauty! I hope you’re having an amazing week ahead!
    Kisses, Pisa
    http://www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

  24. 13/12/2016 / 22:12

    Dear Stella, I’m Depeche mode girl and I say always big YES to black outfits!!! But of course there are some outfits they are just black, but this one of yours is really very special: there are different kind black color and also different materials. And the fine touch of red color makes the outfit just more interesting! super done! your Martina

  25. 19/12/2016 / 14:39

    This all black look is working for you, Stella! You look so edgy and chic, and I love your scarf as an added pop of color! 🙂 I love an all black look, or an all white look, so it’s hard for me to choose between the two, lol!

  26. 28/12/2016 / 08:41

    Oh my! Stella!
    I though I had already checked it out (maybe because of the posts on IG?) but I didn’t really until now. Brilliant article and the part about the mix of textures is totally in sync with many of my views. Once again, this all-in-black look is quite something, so easy yet it stands out just like that!

    Love your stuff!
    xx
    Lin

    • Stella Asteria
      28/12/2016 / 12:28

      Thanks to your amazing scarf my dear! <3

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