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How to Wear All Black Fashionably

Black! The queen of all colors and forever on trend. My trick to wearing head-to-toe black without looking blah is varying the textures of different pieces making up the ensemble. To add understated drama, contrast soft and hard fabrics…for example leather and silk.

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Alexander Wang Freja

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I’m loving my summer capsule wardrobe. I’ve been delighted by the amount of outfits I am able to create just from rotating 37 pieces. My personal style is becoming more apparent and I can see which gaps need to be filled so I am able to make a practical and relevant shopping lists. I’m also spending way less time on closet decisions because I just grab a weather-appropriate outfit and I’m dressed in a flash.

If you are overwhelmed by closet choices or just want to hone your personal style, I can’t recommend capsule wardrobes enough. Here are the 37 pieces I’m working with and ideas for how to build your own capsule wardrobe.

Wearing: Zara skirt || Ann Taylor shirt || Alexander Wang Freja booties

  • You look great! I have a new appreciation for simple no hassle looks. I just cleared my wardrobe and I’m shopping all over again; I’ts such a pain trying to find pieces that fit what I’m going for but I know in the end it will be worth it

    • Gabrielle

      Yes girl! You are nailing those neutrals. And I’m dying to see your new super organized closet. I’m starting over with shopping too so I hear you on the struggle. I’m aiming for one quality addition per season. It will take time to build a multifunctional closet but we’ll be set for a while when it’s finally done.
      PS: If you like, DM pieces you are looking for and price ranges. I have several mid-high end stores on my radar for the end of summer sales beginning in Aug. You could ship something to me and I’ll get it to you in Nai. Just an option, in case you need it. 🙂

  • As a lover of all black looks, I definitely agree with the mixing of textures. Also, what a feat to narrow down your wardrobe into a capsule collection, Brava! Keep rocking!

    • Gabrielle

      Absolutely right! I gave up at least 3 times when narrowing down the closet. I discarded nearly 3/4 of it. I realized I’m much happier with fewer but higher quality pieces that I can wear over and over. It feels very counter culture to reject consumerism but I’m loving it.