Dark Elegance: How to create a stylish all black Outfit

How to create an elegant all black Outfit

An elegant all black outfit

Cold temperatures, and pouring rain – the last few days were quite autumnal. And while I was a a bit melancholic at the end of summer, I get more and more excited about autumn now. I already decorated my flat for Halloween, bought lots of new teas, got myself some thrilling books, and invested in new and fancy hosiery. Furthermore, I am so happy that, due to the lower temperatures, I am finally able to wear more exciting and dramatic outfits. At the moment, I especially love super elegant looks, as I already mentioned in my last outfitpost. This time, I went for an all black outfit. In the following, I am going to tell you what to keep in mind when creating such a look.

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RetroCat wearing an elegant all black outfit in Munich

Outfit Details:

Dress: Jools Couture, similar here*

Leopard tights: very similar here*

Shoes: Menbur, similar here*

Hat: similar here*

Handbag: Vintage, similar here*

Brooch: similar here*

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A thrilling all black Outfit: The Dress

RetroCat wearing a little black dress by Jools Couture and matching accessories
An elegant all black outfit: RetroCat wearing leopard tights and a little black dress

I share the same opinion as Coco Chanel when it comes to clothes: There is nothing more elegant than a perfectly fitting little black dress. And an elegant black dress is simply always a good idea – no matter if you meet friends, go out for dinner, are invited to a formal event, or simply for the office. 

An elegant all black outfit: RetroCat wearing a dress by Jools Couture

For a day in the city with my love, I chose a simple, but super charming little black dress by Jools Couture. The skirt has some lovely ruffles and ends above my knees – which is an a bit unusual length for me, but I really like it in this case. My favourite part of the dress, though, is definitely the white collar. As the dress is made of a comfortable jersey fabric, it is also absolutely perfect for everyday life. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the exact dress online anymore, but I linked some pretty alternatives.

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Thrilling Stockings and Tights

RetroCat wearing leopard tights

Let’s talk about my favourite part of every outfit: Stockings and tights! Hosiery can really make a difference. Subtle, sheer tights, for example, can make an outfit more conservative. Fully fashioned nylons, on the other side, are able to make an outfit more glamorous. And this time, I went for a more modern pair: Tights with leopard print – one of the trend tights 2020, by the way! For an all black outfit, I recommend dark tights with patterns, as they let your monochrome outfit look a bit more interesting.

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A thrilling all black Outfit: The Accessoires

RetroCat wearing a little black dress and a lovely hat

To make such literally monotonous outfits optically more interesting, accessories are very important. I chose elegant black pumps, a sparkly cat brooch, as well as an elegant hat. Hats and berets are a wonderful choice for autumn and winter, by the way, as they not only look super stylish, but are also a great way to protect your hairstyle from bad weather, or to hide a bad hair day. 😉 PS: In this blogpost, I show you some wonderful hats for autumn and winter.

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RetroCat with a little black dress by Jools Couture and a small hat

And as always, now I am curious: Do you like all black outfits as much as I do?


  1. Karen
    8. October 2020 / 18:05

    I absolutely love, love, love these tights with this outfit. Such a gorgeously elegant dress, but then the tights inject a little fun and edginess. With seams it would have been elegance all the way, but these add something else. Oh, Sandra, you really are the Queen of Tights and Stockings! Kx

    • Sandra
      12. October 2020 / 23:56

      Thank you so much, Karen!
      You are right! At first, I teamed the dress with seamed stockings and it looked really elegant and good. However, I somehow had something different in mind and then tried my leopard tights to add a little bit of fun and a modern touch. 🙂

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