How to “Brighten” Your Black Outfits

Something else that we, Beck (Rebecca) and Boosh (Miriah), have in common is we are both drawn to black. Maybe it’s the fact that we have each had two children and have areas we want to “hide” or the fact that black clothing just always seems “safe”. Plus, as working moms, black seems easier to keep clean with kids.  Either way, black can get boring and summer is the perfect time to brighten your outfits with colourful accessories. Check out these before and after shots where we chose colorful accessories to brighten our very typical black outfits.

On the left is a typical outfit with accessories that Beck would normally wear with this outfit. On the right she reinvented the outfit with bright jewelry and a light coloured headscarf. The outfit has gone from ordinary to extraordinary!

On the left is a typical outfit that Beck would normally wear, paired with some classic accessories. On the right she reinvented the outfit with bright jewelry and a light coloured headscarf. The outfit has gone from ordinary to extraordinary!

Beck’s Jewelry Choices:

top: Green Leather Flower Necklace & Turquoise Glass Leaf Earrings bottom: Pink India Bangle Set & Bright Wooden Wrap Bracelet

Top: Green Leather Flower Necklace & Turquoise Glass Leaf Earrings
Bottom: Pink India Bangle Set & Bright Wooden Wrap Bracelet                                        Jewelry available at: http://www.beckandboosh.com

On the left is a staple outfit for Boosh: a black dress, flats and a gold jewelry. On the right, Boosh brightened the entire outfit with some colourful jewels, coral wedges (Aldo Shoes) and  bright yellow top. This rather plain outfit went from blah to exciting!

On the left is a staple outfit for Boosh: A black dress, flats and gold jewelry. On the right, Boosh brightened the entire outfit with some colourful jewels, coral wedges and a bright yellow top. This rather plain outfit went from blah to exciting!

Boosh’s Jewelry Choices:

top: Orange India Bangle Set & Glam Friendship Bracelets bottom: Turquoise Glass Flower Ring & Black Tone Floral Tin Earrings Jewelry available at: www.beckandboosh.com

Top: Orange India Bangle Set & Glam Friendship Bracelets
Bottom: Turquoise Glass Flower Ring & Black Tone Floral Tin Earrings
Jewelry available at: http://www.beckandboosh.com

It is still possible to stay in your comfort zone with black, but try to step out a little by using colourful accessories to brighten and reinvent your outfits. Jewelry, headscarves, blazers, cardigans, shoes and belts are all fantastic items you can use to brighten your black! We think you will find your entire mood will lift with a bit more colour in your life!

2 thoughts on “How to “Brighten” Your Black Outfits

  1. I am always amazed how people can dress up a simple outfit and make it so much more personal/individual by adding the right accessories! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

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