I understand why people associate the color black with glumness. It’s the color we wear to funerals, it’s the color that always alludes to something dark or evil in literature, and some of the most morbid subcultures have adopted it as their ultimate shade.
But… can’t we admit all of that and also admit that black just looks good on literally everyone? You don’t have to be goth or a fake deep wannabe poet to wear a lot of black–though if you’re either of those things, more power to you, you know what’s up. Black is classic, easy to match, and just looks plain rad. So if you shamelessly wear a lot of black, here are 13 items you’ll want to add to your wardrobe.
ASOS Curve Knitted Skater Dress With Contrast CollarPay homage to Wednesday Addams with this collared dress. It looks great with both chunky platform shoes or cute flats. Buy it at ASOS for $63
Shapes Summer Crop TopGet geometric with this black crop top with white accent shapes! Pair with a favorite skirt or high waist jeans. It'll even look cute under a pair of overalls. Buy it at Inu Inu for $19.95
Dolman Sleeve Trench CoatTrench coats can be a little intimidating, but this is a great starter trench. The sleeves look great no matter how long or short your arms are and the length is perfect for playing around with layers. Buy it at Forever 21 for $39.90
ASOS Enjoy The Ride Chelsea Ankle BootsIf you're like me and you live for a chunky boots, you're going to fall in love with these shoes. If you're short, you'll get a fair amount of height. If you're already tall, hey, nothing wrong with looking a little taller! They look rad with jeans, trousers, and skirts and dresses of any length. Versatility rules. Buy it at ASOS for $39
American Apparel Nail Polish In HassidBlack nail polish rules. Make it look even fiercer with a matte top coat. Trust me! Buy it at American Apparel for $7
Sheeny Skater SkirtWho doesn't like a simple black skirt? It's so convenient to have on hand when you don't have much time to get dressed. Still worried that your outfit feels hum drum? Just throw on some funky socks. Buy it at Forever 21 for $9.80
BDG Classic Pocket BackpackCarry all your crap in all black everything style with this backpack. It'll definitely fit a couple of notebooks if you're taking it to school, and it's sizable enough to your wallet, a book, etc when you're rocking it on the weekend. Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $49
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film CameraYour love for black probably doesn't just end with clothes. It seeps into your preferred color for all your accessories and tech too, right? Keep it consistent with this black instant camera. It's so fun to carry around and the photo quality is pretty great. Buy it at Amazon for $69.99
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid LipstickIt's so hard to find a drugstore lipstick that comes in black, let alone one that is long lasting. Save up for a black lipstick that will actually last and check out this Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the color "Witches." It dries on matte but won't leave your lips looking or feeling dry. Buy it at Sephora for $20
ASOS Awkward Length Jumpsuit With PinaforeThis is a piece you can really work from any style profile. You can pair with a nice blouse and ankle boots for a chic look or a simple t-shirt and a pair of tennis shoes if you'd rather keep things ultra casual. Buy it at ASOS for $44
Wool HatWhether you're going for a boho look or you just love floppy hats, you're going to want to incorporate this hat into your wardrobe. It'll look great even if you're not wearing all black, too! Buy it at H&M for $19.99
ASOS Farleigh High Waist Slim Mom Jeans In Washed Black With Busted KneesThe busted knees trend isn't going anywhere for a while, so why not dabble with it with these high waist mom jeans? Pair with a nice blouse to dress up your look or a favorite t-shirt to dress it down. Buy it at ASOS for $63
ASOS Curve Exclusive Denim Short With High WaistAttention all plus size girls: These shorts will look amazing on you! And they're more versatile than you think. You can easily pair them with some stockings or tights in colder weather and wear them exactly the same way you would in warm weather. You can pair with a nice collar blouse or turtle neck and dress shoes for a more tailored look. Or throw on a pair of sneakers and a plain top if you're just kickin it. The choice is yours! Buy it at ASOS for $45
Do you wear a lot of black? Has anyone ever given you a hard time about it? Tell us in the comments!