How to Add Color to Your All Black Wardrobe

Fall is here, and we're just about ready to bust out our all-black wardrobes—or maybe you've been sporting this look all summer long.

Whatever the case, that dark uniform could use a splash of color here and there. The good news is that black matches with everything. Add an accent of hot pink to really make the look pop, or keep the color subtle with some hidden gems.

Use these simple techniques to add a nod of color to your east coast style.

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1. Colorful Crystals

Long crystal necklaces add sparkle to your matte look. Each type of crystal carries a different meaning which can help bring anything from good vibes to creativity to your day. Grab your amethyst when you're in need of some much needed calm, or your rose quartz to bring imagination and beauty into your life. Bam! You've just added some purple or pink to your black OOTD.


2. Metallic Details

Adding metallic details to your wardrobe will make your outfit glimmer even when your basics don't. From bracelets and necklaces to embellished sweaters and oversized buttons, a little silver and gold will elevate any all-black outfit.


3. Statement Choker

While we love our black chokers, whether its a throwback '90s tattoo style or a thin leather strap, consider saying something new with a statement choker.


4. Bold Boot

Chunky, Bowie-inspired boots were walking up and down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. Use the upcoming costume season as an excuse to try out a bold pair of platform boots. From a colorful suede to a glam studded boot, your feet will definitely do the talking.

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5. Velvet Everything

Velvet is the close cousin to your brooding black outfit. You can keep your look in the cool colors category by wearing a deep blue or green velvet dress, shirt or skirt. NYFW just brought this throwback fabric into the new season.


6. Nail Color

If you're satisfied with your wardrobe basics, grab a few bottles of different colored polish to add just a little something extra. A little color goes a long way!

These jewel nails are incredible.

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7. Pins and Patches

Nothing says more about your personality than a fun collection of pins and patches that represent the true you. Show off your nerdy side with some TV or book series inspired patches or express your girl power with an assortment of positive pins.


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