Black on black is an easy and obvious combination — it's sleek, sexy, edgy, and yes ma'am, it's flattering. But eventually we need a switch up; a new way to wear a faithful trend. Therefore, instead of going the monochrome-black route, we're loving this example of dark layering for an all-over knockout look. Starting with a basic LBD in a body-hugging shape, simply layer on a some dark-denim and coordinating dark booties. For good measure, throw in one or two not-so-shadowy accessories (like a neutral-colored crossbody bag) to break up things a bit. Trust us, you'll still have that whole dark-and-mysterious thing goin' on. Ready to create a few more anything-but-expected ensembles? Learn how on R29's Perfect Outfit page.
Old Navy Women's Denim Jacket, $34, available at Old Navy; James Perse Sweetheart Dress, $225, available at ZOE; Prism New York Sunglasses, $327.24, available at Colette; Anne Klein NY Bamboo Knit Socks, Pack of 2, $9.95, available at DSW; rag & bone Harrow Boot, $495, available at rag & bone; Dorothy Perkins Cream Metal Edge Crossbody, $57, available at Dorothy Perkins.
Photographed by Craig Arend