Monochromatic Monday | Summer Black Head to Toe

Monochromatic Monday | Summertime All Black Outfit Inspiration | The Kina's BlogAs I continue my journey of cultivating a wardrobe that truly reflects my personal style, I’ve found myself adding more and more black into my closet. Black has always been the new black to me. It’s my favorite “color” to wear. As I’ve said in past post, there was a time where I tried to not buy as many neutral pieces because I was influenced by others, but now that I’ve come into my own I know that I personally can never have too many black pieces in my closet. Whether it’s the cut, an angle, trim or pattern, black is never boring.

Here are a few of my favorite monochromatic looks from my “Black is Always the New Black” Pinterest board. There have been so many amazing Summer inspired looks streaming through the web. What have been some of your favorites? Any particular bloggers you love in black? For me, Sincerely Jules and Song of Style always hit it out of the ball park!

If you’re looking for some more monochromatic looks check out this and this.

Image sources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |


Monochromatic Monday [Number 7]

Monochromatic Monday | All Black Outfit Inspiration | The Kina's BlogMonochromatic does not mean all black, but I honestly can’t help myself. Black and I are just the greatest BFFs ever. I love you even though whether or not you’re an actual color is up for debate. For me, I consider it my favorite color, but I think science and color theory do not agree with me.

I love wearing black. I always look taller and more put together when I’m wearing an all black ensemble. For the longest time I’d listen to friends and sales people when they’d say, “why don’t you try this on in a brighter color?” or “don’t you already have a black t-shirt/sweater/dress?” and I wouldn’t purchase the black item. Nowadays, I don’t have time for that nonsensical advice. I love black and I always want to wear it, so yes my closet may be 75% black and I love it!

Looking for some more monochromatic looks, check out past posts here!

All photos from my Black is Always the New Black Pinterest board.


Monochromatic Monday [6]

Monochromatic Outfit | Gray Beanie, Black Tee, Denim & Oversize Sweater | The Kina's BlogUrban Outfitters Beanie | Hinge Oversize Sweater | Lush Tee (similar) | American Eagle DIY Distressed Denim | BDG Black Sneakers (same sneakers, but mine don’t have a wedge) | Brooklyn Charm Monocle Charm Necklace

Grunge Inspired | Black Distressed Denim + Sneakers + Beanie | The Kina's BlogBlack Hi-Top Sneakers | The Kina's Blog90s Grunge On Trend Outfit | Beanies, Distressed Denim & Hi Top Sneakers | The Kina's Blog

Photos by Glitter and Grace

If you want to catch up on some more Monochromatic Monday Looks, click here.

Monochromatic Monday [5]

Winter Black Beach Dress | The KinasForever 21 Denim Jacket (similar) | Black High-Low Dress | Pied Juste Canvas Boots

Monochromatic All Black | The Kina'sAnthropologie Pied Juste Black BootsLately all black monochromatic looks have been in heavy rotation. I feel like whenever I’m in black I look much more put together and my life feels like it’s all coming together. Must be a mind trick my clothes play on me. What are your thoughts on all black? Love it or Hate it?

Here are some more monochromatic looks and I just realized, I had a nearly identical shoot this past summer with Sara B at the same dock.


[Gift Guide] Black Is Always The New Black

Gift Guide: Black is Always the New Black

Tis the season. I knew I wanted to post at least a few gift guides this season, but wanted to arrange them in a unique way so I opted to theme them around some of my Pinterest boards. Today’s post is based off of my Black is Always The New Black pinboard. I can never ever get enough of black, it’s always incredibly chic and appropriate for any and every occasion. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite gift ideas for any gal who loves to rock some black.

BDG Studded Lounge Pant || Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini Mac’ Bag || RumbaTime Jane Lights Out Watch || J.Crew Shearling Earmuffs || Deborah Lippmann ‘Cleopatra in New York’ Polish || Ora Birenbaum Art Black & White Acrylic Painting || Forever 21 Faux Leather Sleeve Varsity Jacket || Studded Bracelet || C. Wonder Monogram Jewelry Box || Jonathan Adler Antwerp Table Lamp || Sunburst Ring || Nespresso Espresso Maker 

Monochromatic Monday | Black is Always The New Black

I know, I know last weeks Monochromatic Monday was devoted to Black, but I just can’t help myself. I’ve been in NYC for the past few days and have been incredibly inspired to continue the ever so flattering black on black tradition once I’m home on the west coast. So, for your enjoyment, here are my most recent fave looks from my “Black is Always the New Black” Pinterest board. And if you’d like to catch up on some more Monochromatic Monday’s, here they are.

Image source: I could only find sources for image 3, let me know if you know other sources

Monochromatic Monday

Forever 21 Black Moto Inspired Jacket | Forever 21 Black Tunic (old, similar) | Cotton On Liquid Faux Leather Leggings (similar pair)| Miss Sixty Knee High Black Boots (similar)

Inspired by all the black looks on my Pinterest board, I indulged and rocked my own monochromatic look last week. I’ve been in love with the quality of faux leather options out there this season, it makes rocking the look affordable for all of us. Luckily, I invested in these knee-high Miss Sixty leather boots a few years ago during a Bloomies Friends and Family sale. I’ve worn these every season since and definitely recommend a black knee-high as a basic Fall/Winter shoe option for your wardrobe.

Side Note: I have super short arms and this Forever 21 jacket was the perfect length for me. So for any of you petite ladies I recommend it, it’s a steal at $32.80.

Photos by the lovely Glitter and Grace