The New Black

Cardigan: AKRIS (not available yet, similar here) | Dress: AKRIS (not available yet, similar here) | Handbag: AKRIS | Shoes: BALENCIAGA

I'm often one who resorts to wearing quite a bit of black, I always think it looks so chic. As it's still winter, I love the idea of wearing darker looks that aren't all back, but darker hue of another color. Lately I've been really into mixing charcoal grays, dark blues and dark green. I've realized that darker hues can be more flattering than a true black, which can be harsh against some skin tones.

Even though I won't be giving up the color black completely, I put together a dark hunter green look with a cardigan and a sheer dress underneath. AKRIS is one of my favorite designers as they offer more colorful looks while also looking super chic and clean- my favorite combination.

You might discover how much more flattering your “new black” color is! For me, I love how the dark hunter green looks against my skin tone and hair. Next time you feel like wearing all black, try swapping pieces out for another “new black” color, dark navy blue is a great option too! Check out some darker hue pieces to add to your wardrobe below:

What do you think of this break away from black? Let me know in the comments below!

xx Brittany

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  1. Elizabeth February 7, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I’m a big fan of darker colors during the colder months too! <3 :) I love your cardigan so much! It looks so chic and cozy!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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  2. JJsHouse February 8, 2018 at 12:36 am

    So cool! Black means everything!

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  3. Shloka February 8, 2018 at 5:05 am

    It took me a second to realise this wasn’t an all black look but more of a dark green! I love this gorgeous look! You look fabulous and I think the colour is so flattering!

    x
    Shloka
    http://www.thesilksneaker.com

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  4. Jill February 8, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I love your style but I’ve noticed most of your featured clothing choices are no longer “thrifts” i.e. affordable (or even available). I realize there may be a link to something inexpensive at the bottom of the blog but wonder if you ever wear thrifts anymore.

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  5. Jandrew February 8, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I have always adviced my followers and clients to watch how much black you wear , break it up a little ! It my be cultural or just me but all black reminds me of mourning. To see a young in total black makes think of a widow . I’m a first time visitor to this blog and I love your looks and style . I’m that rare beast a man who writes a fashion blog for women. Visit me and get my perspective!
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://www.jandrewspeaks.com

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  6. Kristin February 9, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I totally agree, and I LOVE the dark green. That’s a color we don’t see enough of but very often is really flattering on all different skin/hair colors! Great post!!
    -Kristin, Suits & Sneaks

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  7. Madison Davis February 21, 2018 at 9:19 am

    That’s a gorgeous outfit from Akris. I must say the darker hue is looking awesome on you. Must have a dress like this.

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