How To Wear - November 22, 2021

Effortless All Black Outfits

Brighton Butler wearing Madewell Fall Floral Skirt with Black tee and Frye white sneakers
Top (size xs) // Skirt (size xs) // Sneakers (fits true to size) // Purse (similar linked) // Sunglasses

Today lets talk all black outfits! This is a color scheme I’ve been wearing since the very beginning (even before my blogging days). All black is chic, flattering and easy to wear. You can use this color combo at work, on date nights, at a workout or even when wearing pajamas. There are a few reasons it’s been a go-to for me for so many years. First, it is easy to style. You can either go for all black everything – pants, top, shoes, and purse. OR, you could style an all black look with a pop of color or pattern from a scarf, shoes, purse, hat or jacket. Either outfit choice is fun and EASY to style.

Secondly, I love all black because it’s flattering. Have you ever had a day where you feel like nothing looks good? I have had many days where I have more clothes on the floor that I’ve tried on than hanging on a hanger. And I just can’t find anything that I feel good in. Thats when I go for an all black look. Black is naturally slimming. It also just looks clean and effortless. Next time you have one of those days, I suggest going for a black top and bottoms or a black dress. It’s always my solution.

Lastly, an all black outfit tends to look chic and on trend. There has never been a time in fashion history (at least since I’ve been alive) that black was not on trend. I tend to pick a black outfit for a formal affair or at a time where I want to look really put together.

Below are some of my past all black looks. I will be using this post as a reference when I go to style some outfits this winter. I hope it inspires your wardrobe this winter as well!

Leather Leggings and Sweater

This is a look I’ve been wearing for many years. Its easy to put together and comfortable for all day wear. I love the contrast of the leather leggings with a knit sweater. While both items are black, the different fabrics makes the outfit interesting to look at. This is an outfit that you could easily add a pop of color through an accessory or shoe.

brighton keller wearing all black faux leather leggings black tunic snakeskin bag
Sweater (old, similar linked) // Leggings (size xs) // Sunglasses // Booties (fit true to size) // Purse
black tunic sweater, leather leggings, and black booties
Sweater (old, similar linked) // Leggings (old, similar linked) // Booties (old, similar linked) // Purse (old, similar linked)
Sweater (size xs) // Leggings (size xs) // Sneakers (old, similar linked)
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Top (old, similar linked) // Leggings (old, similar linked) // Pumps (old, similar linked) // Purse (old, similar linked) // Scarf (old, similar linked)
Brighton Butler wearing black amazon tunic, amazon sweater, Spanx maternity leggings, Gucci slides
Sweater (size xs) // Leggings (size xs) // Loafers (fit true to size)

Workout and Active Outfits

Active outfits are hard to put together sometimes. They have to fit well, be supportive AND stretchy. I prefer to wear something that doesn’t show sweat stains. It’s a lot sometimes. I just want to have a good workout or quick walk around the block without having to worry about the clothing I’m wearing. An all black look is the perfect solution to all of these problems. It can be cute, functional and it can hide the sweat stains.

Brighton Butler wunder train leggings and bra with scuba zip up
Jacket (size xs) // Bra (size 4) // Leggings (size 4) // Sneakers (fit sure to size) // Sunglasses
Brighton Butler wearing black sweats
Amazon set (size xs) // Sneakers (fit true to size) // Purse // Sunglasses
brighton butler wearing lululemon align biker shorts, graphic tee, louis vuitton bum bag and golden goose sneakers
T-Shirt (old, similar linked) // Biker Shorts (size 4) // Sunglasses

Black Jeans and Black Top

This is an easy outfit to create. There are also so many ways to style it! You can wear this type of outfit out on a date night or while running errands on a Monday. Below are a few of my favorite ways I’ve styled a black jean and black top.

Sweater (size xs) // Jeans (old, similar linked) // Booties (old, similar linked)
Jacket (old, similar linked) // Top (old, similar linked) // Jeans (old, similar linked) // Boots (fit true to size)
brighton keller wearing black v neck with black pants and boots
Top (old, similar linked) // Jeans (old, similar linked) // Boots (old, similar linked) // Belt (old, similar linked)
Top (old, similar linked) // Jeans (old, similar linked) // Pumps (fit turn to size)
Brighton Butler wearing black tee with black jeans and black bucket bag
Top (size xs) // Jeans (size 25) // Loafers (fit true to size) // Purse
Sweater (old, similar linked) // Jeans (old, similar linked) // Pumps (fit true to size)

Fall and Winter Dresses

Black is an easy color to wear all year long. But, my favorite times of the year to wear it are during the fall and winter months. I usually pair the dress with booties or sneakers. And sometimes I add a scarf or felt hat to complete the look. When it gets colder, I tend to go for a black sweater dress for some additional warmth.

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Dress (old, similar linked) // Booties (old, similar linked) // Scarf (old, similar linked)
brighton butler Nsale picks black dress fall outfit
Dress (size xs) // Booties (old, similar linked) // Hat (old, similar linked)
Brighton Butler wearing black amazon sweater dress
Sweater Dress (old, similar linked) // Booties (old, similar linked) // Sunglasses
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Sweater dress (old, similar linked) // Booties (old, similar linked) // Hat (old, similar linked)
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Dress (old, similar linked)