Friday, September 7, 2012

Freaky Friday- Dressed in Black

The color black is traditionally spooky and provides the perfect inspiration for Freaky Friday.  Because of the very nature of the deep, dark unknown that black symbolizes- when a person is wearing this color he or she is effortlessly mysterious.  Without even trying, when dressed in all black a fashionista or fashionisto is either chic and aloof, or edgy and cool.  

Head-to-toe black doesn't have to be scary and goth as tradition would dictate (although it can be, and the right person can ROCK a goth look).  An all-black ensemble utilizing texture, print, layers, and some attitude- is a look that screams put-together. 

 Let's take a look at some street style, celebrity, and runway versions of the all-black outfit.

Street Style:
On the streets, the fashionable commoners wear layers of black.  Inspiring us for the colder weather to come, street style photographs capture ladies and gentlemen in long, lean, billowing black garments. I imagine an outfit like this blowing in a stiff Halloween breeze, the girl in the outfit looking over her shoulder as she rushes through her yard littered with leaves into a dark, daunting house.

Photos via and Lucky Magazine

 Celebs have always embraced black.  They must appear perfect, and what color is better than black to conceal bodily imperfections?  Embracing the innate concealing abilities of the color, celebrities on and off the red carpet wear black and look a little bit aloof, and undoubtedly fashionable (and skinny). 

 Ashley Greene

 Olivia Palermo

Rashida Jones

Diana Agron

Kim Kardashian 

 On the Runway:
Fashion shows are of course, dramatic! This season designers embraced the drama all-black can bring.  The black outfit show-stoppers were creepy and freaky, yet sleek and modern. Although we can't get away with wearing stockings on our faces to the office or Mohawk headpieces to the grocery store- these touches complete an all-black runway look marvelously. 

Rick Owens Fall 2012

Marchesa Fall 2012

Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2012

Which all-black outfit is your favorite? And how would you wear this look?

Elle Michele
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  1. I actually like that black maxi dress the first street style picture showcased. - Carla

    1. I think that dress is my favorite too! <3

  2. Planned out an all-black outfit literally minutes before reading this... creepy! Really great inspiration here :)

  3. I've always loved the contrast of black clothes with super-blonde hair (something I don't have). It gives another intriguing element to the outfit! Having dark brown hair, sometimes all black outfits wash me out a bit :(


    1. Black clothes with blonde hair does look fierce!

  4. I Love this! you know, I haven't even see this trend till you pointed it out! just means, Fashion is always changes and people see different things!
    Xo Pam

    1. Isn't that the truth! Thanks for the comment <3

  5. Love it all. Black is just so chic, elegant, and edgy all at once.