Ways to Avoid the All-Black Ensemble

Winter is approaching! Here are some ways to add pops of color to your wardrobe as New Yorkers everywhere mourn the end of warm weather. These tips will help you stand out with statement pieces!


Bold Hoop Earrings
Hoop earrings are a back this season, but instead of doing the more popular silvers and golds, try mixing it up with some stand-out colors. For example, a dark maroon or light pink pairs well with almost every outfit!

White Shoes
Though it’s considered risky after Labor Day, there is no better way to make a statement than defying an old-school rule. White booties are a striking addition to an all-black outfit.

Metallic Lipstick
We all love our deep red and nude lipsticks, but metallic lipstick is great for adding some edge to a simple outfit They can be found in most make-up specific stores, such as Sephora, and are a great way to make a simple color pop!

Clear Plastic Jackets
Plastic material for a utilitarian jacket is a great way to upgrade your wardrobe. Clear plastic jackets will add an edgy vibe to your outfit even on a rainy day!

Patchwork Denim
A great pair of jeans is a must for any wardrobe, but patchwork denim provides a twist on the fall denim craze. Switching up your trusty black jeans with some new patchwork denim will give your outfit a distinctive touch.

As NYU students, the all-black wardrobe is almost a rite of passage for entering into the New York fashion universe. This fall and winter, use these tips and tricks to help you break the utilitarian uniform of the city!   

Written by: Shreya Jois

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