Add some statement shoes to your otherwise meek outfit. 'Dad shoes' or grunge stompers are ideal and will complement a simple jeans-and-white-shirt combo to perfection.

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Stack a few necklaces, gold or silver (or both!). Adding jewellery to a plain black look immediately ups its standout appeal. It's all in the details, baby.


Wear hair accessories like braid jewels like it's a damn crown. 

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Sleeves are still in. Exaggerated and puffy are the way to go, style it with a tailored pair of black trousers or jeans and BOOM, an extroverted minimalist is born.

Add texture

Add an item like a fluffy faux fur coat to your basics. Texture is great for upping the ante on a uniform-style outfit. 

Play matchy-matchy (but just a little)

Go minimalist, but then match one colour or print spotted in your outfit to one of your accessories. 


Choose an outfit in one colour, even the bag (like below), then add one single item that clashes. 

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