Chic Ways To Wear Black This Fall

Half of my closet is all BLACK.

Seriously.

I have a problem.

But this problem is helping me dress in a sophisticated and modern way. Yes, I’m all about dresses all the time, but my normal 9-5 business casual wear is usually quite sleek and monochromatic. But black doesn’t have to be boring. Keep reading to find out some chic ways to wear black this fall.

Chic Ways To Wear Black This Fall | The Petite Bijou

Wear It All The Way

My favorite way to wear black this fall is just to go with it all the way. I love the sleek and sophisticated way black looks on me and I think it’s my go to style. I recently purchased this Chloe & Katie Cut Out V Neck Sweater. It’s really cute and warm and looks great with black pants or shorts with tights under them.

A big concern women have is looking to drab in black. Sometimes wearing the same color all over can wash you out, especially if you are overly pale, like me. Another big concern is looking overly “gothy” although personally, I love the goth look. If you’re worries about going all the way with an all black outfit, consider adding pops of color or different textures to your style so that it isn’t so dramatic. I achieved a sleek look by paying attention to adding different textures and a hint of color with my lipstick and grey purse from Emperia Handbags.

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Chic Ways To Wear Black This Fall | The Petite Bijou

Black Booties Look Good With Everything

I love wearing black booties with my fall looks. They add a level of chic and edge at the same time. I really love mixing edgy and feminine pieces together for a cute experimental look. These Ivanka Trump booties have sold out at Nordstrom but these booties are a great alternative and much cheaper. I had purchased the Ivanka Trump booties during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but like most sales, everything is pretty much sold out now. And reflecting on the sale, I found that everything I purchased on sale went to even A DEEPER SALE only 2 weeks later. I almost wish I had waited!

Lesson? Sales don’t necessarily mean SALE.

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Chic Ways To Wear Black This Fall | The Petite Bijou

Adding Accessories That Are Black

Like I said, my closet is filled with all black, everything.

Including accessories.

My most recent purchase is probably my favorite, which are these cute sunglasses from Perverse. They are a bit steampunk looking which fits into my feminine but edgy look. My edgy isn’t the normal edgy, it’s kind of a historic edgy – if that makes sense.

I’ve always loved the dark color of the steampunk look combined with different textures. The best way to wear these accessories are with an all black outfit or a full on monochromatic look in a different color.

Chic Ways To Wear Black This Fall | The Petite BijouTop: Chloe & Katie // Black Shorts // Black Tights // Black Booties (similar here) //

Sunglasses // Purse // Red Lipstick

What’s your favorite way to wear black in the fall?

xo, Mariam

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42 Comments

  1. Maggie wrote:

    I’m loving the tights under shorts!! Great idea!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    Posted 10.12.16 Reply
  2. Cara wrote:

    LOVE the all black- SO CHIC!! xo

    Posted 10.10.16 Reply
  3. L wrote:

    Love this all black look, Mariam! I like dresses usually too haha. I try to go outside my comfort zone more though πŸ™‚

    xo,
    L
    livingincolorblog.com

    Posted 10.10.16 Reply
  4. Morgan wrote:

    All black outfits are my jam!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 10.7.16 Reply
  5. Greta wrote:

    My closet is 99% black too! I have different shades of black though ;). I love those booties!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  6. miriam wrote:

    All black is so chic and you look so beautiful! great styling! <3

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  7. Whitney wrote:

    Such great tips! Love wearing all black! So chic!

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  8. Brooke wrote:

    Black on Black is always a chic combo!

    xo,
    Brooke || http://www.kbstyled.com

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  9. Love this monochromatic look!! I may need to use this as inspiration! xo

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  10. Meggan wrote:

    I pretty much only always wear all black! Love your outfit, thanks for the inspo!

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  11. Kirsten wrote:

    The layout of your blog is so appealing. I love it. This outfit is really cute too! I always tell people that I’ll stop wearing black when they come up with a darker color.

    Kirsten – http://thewanderingbrunette.com

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  12. I love color but I also am a huge fan of black. I love how you have this outfit styled. Very chic.

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  13. Yes. Totally awesome. You remind me of a feline starlet. So gorgeous!

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  14. Monika wrote:

    You look so gorgeous! I love black too and love adding pops of colors. Great tips! Have a great day πŸ™‚

    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  15. Madeline wrote:

    This look is so cute!! I love the all black and the tights with shorts!

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  16. Danielle wrote:

    My closet is majority black too and unlike algebra, it’s the best problem EVER! I love your outfit and think you look super cute. It can definitely be a chill not trying too hard outfit but if you had to go somewhere and be dressy, you got it covered. Great job!

    Danielle | http://www.FollowMyGut.com <3

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  17. Theriz wrote:

    If you have a problem, I have it too.. I only wear black – no matter the season! Haha..
    X

    http://www.therezareboucas.com

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  18. Great post!! Black is ALL I wear, so you know I love it!

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  19. Bailey wrote:

    This black outfit is so chic, love it all!

    xoxo,
    Bailey
    Here’s The Skinny
    @baileyschwartz

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  20. Dawn wrote:

    You look gorgeous in this all black outfit! I love your tips, as I am one of those people that is too scared to wear black.πŸ™ˆ

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  21. haha, I’m pretty sure 90% of my closet is black! It’s a problem. Love your look!

    Posted 10.6.16 Reply
  22. Nicole wrote:

    I love your description “historic edgy”!
    While I don’t own a lot of black, I am trying to build more of it into my wardrobe as you are totally right- it is so classy and easy.
    The Artyologist

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  23. That black top is the perfect date night look! So chic and sexy!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.coms

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  24. Shell wrote:
    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much, Shell!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  25. Sara wrote:

    I love how you paired your shorts with tights! So chic!

    xo, Sara

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much, Sara!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  26. Whitney wrote:

    Girl I love this look! You look chic and fierce!

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much, Whitney!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  27. Meaghan wrote:

    All black is my favorite look too!! It can do no wrong in my book. I absolutely love this outfit of yours– all the textures and and accessories are fab and so perfect for fall!!

    Meaghan xx

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      I’mg glad you love this look, Meaghan!I love wearing all black all the time! lol

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  28. Sam wrote:

    All black is always chic!

    xx Sam |The Heart of the House

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  29. April wrote:

    You pull off the all-black look so well. Such a chic look!

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much, April! I love wearing all black! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  30. Lavenda wrote:

    You look great in black! Love the round sunnies.

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much, Lavenda!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  31. moninc wrote:

    loving the tights and boots!

    Monic
    Simply Sutter

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much, Monic!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  32. Mary wrote:

    such a cute look, love how you styled the all black!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much, Mary!!

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply
  33. Rachel Moore wrote:

    I tend more towards white until the winter which is coming quickly where I live. I agree that one you go black going all out makes it so chic!!! I love the cutout on your top.
    Rachel http://www.pinterestingplans.com

    Posted 10.5.16 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much. Rachel! I love wearing all white by the time winter approaches too and I’m really hoping to add more color into my wardrobe

      Posted 10.5.16 Reply