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How to Wear All Black

Learn how to wear all black like they do in NYC from fashion editor Verena von Pfetten in this Howcast video.


One of the the sort of myths about New York is that everyone wears all black it is sort of true people do wear all black but it is not like a uniform and I think people in New York do best is that they really still make it look interesting there is something easy about all black so you don't have to think about it, but its really important to make each layer or each piece is different or looks different so mix different material so wear a gray pair of leather boots or even textured leather pebble leather or snake skin that's an easy way to sort of already made from the bottom half up look very different, and then make sure you are wearing very clean lines. When you are wearing black yes to be slimming but it can also look bulky if you are wearing a lot of it you want to make sure everything is fitted and if something is loose make sure it is in contrast to something so you can really see the body and the figure under what you are wearing. So again keep in mind textures you know wear a black silk button down and maybe a nice cardigan or sweater over top and then mix it in with a chunky nit scarf and maybe a very very stream line black classic jacket. I think all that really matters is making sure each piece feels a little different and doesn't really blend together you want to be able see the different items you are wearing its all about materials and textures and sort of finding little surprises in something that could seem like a uniform or could seem very boring.

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