The Secret to Looking Cool: Wear Black on Black

I need a new black leather jacket!

I can think of a lot of words I’d use to describe myself. Most are positive, a few are not-so-good, but “cool” is probably not one of them. I mean, a mom in her 30’s who regularly talks about things like plaid, tassels and pom poms isn’t exactly the definition of cool. But when I wear black on black outfits like this one, I feel cool. Especially when I’m not smiling in a picture. We all know that doesn’t happen very often.

Obsessed with this black leather look

Outfit details: leather jacket (similar), jeans, booties (similar), necklace (similar), top, sunglasses

I’ve noticed I’ve been wearing a lot of neutral colors lately. I’m over the festive holiday colors and am not quite ready to pull out the spring pastels just yet. Enter black outfits like this one. Black never goes out of style, so investing in good black basics is always a good idea. Especially when the seasons can’t quite make up their mind.

Back in my office job days, I think I wore black pants and black heels to work 95% of the time. Usually with a black cardigan on top. Always professional, in style and chic. A good chunk of my wardrobe still consists of black pieces, but for some odd reason, I don’t feel like they make it on my blog often enough. Sometimes I think I end up viewing my basics as boring, when really they are usually my favorite things to wear. This outfit is one of them.

The black on black is so chic

I love this grey and black outfit

The black on black is so fabulous

The easiest way to look chic - wear black

I have quite a few black basics in my closet. While I didn’t photograph every single one of them, I decided to link to a few of my tried-and-true favorite black clothing items. You’ll find everything from my favorite t-shirts, tanks, leggings, jeans, bags and shoes below.

Are you looking for any specific black basics? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to feature those in a future blog post!



  1. Black on black is definitely chic! I love this cool Mom look you can most definitely pull off!!

  2. Black is always perfect to look chic, cool and hot for a night out or day time! Love this outfit!!

    ~ xo,
    Sheree Ho
    Posh Classy Mom

  3. Black on black has always been my favourite! I always love adding a pop of colour with all black! You look super chic❤️

  4. Such a helpful style tip! Black on black will never go out of style. I love this entire look!

  5. I am right there with you! Being a mom in her 30s, cool isn’t the word I would give myself either but definitely wearing all black and feeling a bit glam does the job for me too! Add some leather, a pair of heels and you’ve got it. Great look!

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