Better in Black


Five ways to pull off an all black ensemble.

by MACEY HALLGREN ★ SEPT. 26, 2018

No matter your personal style, it seems as though black is every UGirl’s go-to color. Whether you are running to class, grabbing lunch or going out, an all black outfit is always reliable and stylish. Not to mention, its simplicity makes it super easy to pair with various colors and pieces. To prove its versatility, we have styled five black on black looks that are perfect for any occasion this fall season.

The 8 a.m. savior


Requiring minimal effort, this look is made for the UGirl on-the-go. As an ideal fashion situation for those early morning classes, athleisure is a huge trend that keeps you comfortable and cute. Try the Lululemon align pant in black paired with black Nike running sneakers. For a trendier look, opt for leggings with mesh or star details. On chillier mornings, throw on a distressed denim jacket over a black oversized hoodie. To make the look even sportier, tie your hair into a low pony and throw on a black Adidas hat.

Cozy Sundays


Known as a fall staple, a big comfy sweater is the perfect transitional piece for upcoming colder months. Instead of going with a basic turtleneck, try one with an open mock neck. Find a sweater with soft material, so it’s super cozy for a cool fall day. Because this style has an open neck, layer dainty gold necklaces to add a personalized touch. Throw on a pair of leggings or black jeans to complete the look. Before you head out, grab your white Adidas Superstars to contrast the all black attire. Don’t be afraid to wear a pair of reflective sunnies for a pop of color!

Lunch break


Even when we don’t want to put in the effort, we still want to look cute. On those lazy days, slip on your go-to pair of black high waisted jeans. Whether you wear a pair of boyfriend or skinny jeans, it is impossible to make a wrong style choice. For an edgy touch, search for a pair with rips. Layer a lace bralette underneath a knotted oversized tee for some extra detail. Hanging around campus or exploring Armory Square? This is the perfect daytime look for those cherished, warmer fall days.



It’s Thirsty Thursday, but you have late office hours or a club meeting. Don’t have enough time for a complete outfit change? Pair a cropped mock neck top with black high waisted jeans for the ultimate all black ensemble. The frilled edge detail of the top makes the look super trendy and feminine. If you’re scared of the monotonous “black on black” look, the jean jacket gives you a pop of color and tones down the darkness of the outfit.

Quickly swap out the denim jacket for a cropped leather jacket, and you are ready to head to the pregame! This versatile outfit will take you from class straight to the club.

Night out


Ditch your crop top and go for a black bodysuit instead. Take your going out outfit to the next level with a trendy bodysuit. As a UGirl, you definitely have a collection of bodysuits in your closet. Not only do they hug your body in all the right places, but they also come in a variety of styles. Stand out in one with embroidery or mesh details. To give the look more edge, wear a silver double buckle belt. Pair it with some booties and a choker, and you are set for your night out!

Although it may be intimidating to rock an outfit that is all one color, don’t be afraid! When styled correctly, all black looks are guaranteed to turn heads. No matter what your mood is, this black-on-black trend will always be a classic option.

Tayler Bradford