All Black Capsule Wardrobe: 13 Pieces & 30+ Outfits

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Get inspired by these 30+ outfits created from just 13 pieces (4 tops, 3 bottoms, 1 dress, 2 outerwear, 2 pair of shoes, and 1 handbag) in this all-black capsule wardrobe!

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Have you ever wondered if it is possible to have a stylish and classy all-black capsule wardrobe? The answer is yes!

If you are worried an all-black capsule wardrobe will make your style boring and dull, in this post I will share how to style monochromatic black outfits for weeks. 

The biggest tip is to have various fittings and dynamic tactile fabric. Play around with structures and the textures of clothes. This will create interesting outfits. 

If building a capsule wardrobe based on one color is your interest, head on to my other colors capsule wardrobe posts like pink capsule wardrobe, burgundy capsule wardrobe, grey capsule wardrobe and teal capsule wardrobe.

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of curated clothing pieces that can be paired with one another to build different outfits for different occasions. 

A capsule wardrobe usually consists of more than 25 pieces all varying from tops, bottoms, one-piece clothing, shoes, and bags.

What does All Black Wardrobe Mean?

An all-black wardrobe means having all of your clothing pieces, shoes, and bags in black. You can add a few neutral colors like blue jeans, white t-shirts or beige shoes. 

Having an all-black wardrobe allows you to have black monochromatic outfits daily. This can help you find the designs, fittings, and textures you like in clothes. 

How to Build an All-Black Capsule Wardrobe?

Play with structures

A wardrobe with only one color can seems boring. To build exciting and dynamic outfits, include structures and shapes in your wardrobe pieces. 

Get oversized tops, dresses with belts, puffy sleeves tops, or wrap blouses. These types of designs will give shapes and structures to your overall look making it look more interesting.

If you are interested in building a colorful capsule wardrobe, head on to my full guide here!

Include textures

Adding textures to your all-black wardrobe will allow you to create attractive and stylish outfits. Textures include pleats, velvet, leather, seersucker, denim, silk, and cotton. 

Knitted clothes are another great piece that can make your outfit more interesting.

Include the classic pieces

Classic pieces are a must-have in a capsule wardrobe. Keep your classic pieces, basic and fitting. This will help you create classy and timeless outfits.

Classic pieces include t-shirts, shirts, jeans, and trousers. Choose a timeless design and suitable cutting for your body shapes.

All Black Wardrobe Checklist


  • T-shirt
  • Button-down shirt
  • Sweater
  • Blouse


  • Jeans
  • Trousers
  • Midi skirt


  • Maxi dress


  • Blazer
  • Cardigan


  • Flats
  • Sneakers


  • Handbag
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All Black Wardrobe Essentials

1. T-shirt

T-shirts are core pieces in capsule wardrobes. It is easy and versatile. Include the classic black t-shirt in your all-black capsule wardrobe.

You can also include t-shirts with unique textures like seersucker t-shirts or pleated t-shirts. Oversized t-shirts can also allow you to play with shapes as you can style them however you like. For example, you can add a belt or tuck your t-shirt inside your bottom. 

2. Button-down shirt

Button-down shirts are versatile. You can wear it any season. It can be layered under or over another clothing piece. 

Similarly to t-shirts, you can find shirts with unique textures like seersucker, linen, or silk. You can also choose special cuttings for the shirts. Pick oversized shirts or interesting designs like corset shirts that will give you some shapes.

3. Sweater

A black sweater is simple and classy. If you want a dynamic all-black capsule wardrobe, adding some graphics or embroideries would be a good option. 

You can choose a classic all-black sweater but with a little twist, a little bow at the sleeves or oversized sweater that allows you to play with its shape. 

4. Blouse

There are no boring and dull black blouses. You can choose from balloon sleeved blouses, ruched neck blouses, wrap blouses or tie neck blouses.

All of those unique and different blouse designs can add interesting look to your overall outfit.

5. Jeans

Keeping it simple and basic for staple like jeans for an all-black wardrobe is also a good choice. 

Jeans are versatile and you can pair it with anything. Choose timeless fitting like straight-cut jeans or slightly wider leg jeans.

6. Trousers

Trousers are another classic staple. You can get a simple and classy black trousers. A very tailored trouser will make your whole outfit look smart and put-together.

A more casual but still formal trouser can be worn on different occasions. Straight-cut trousers or wide leg trousers are great addition to an all-black wardrobe.

7. Midi skirt

There are many different midi skirts with interesting fabric. You can choose to include satin midi skirts, silk midi skirts, seersucker midi skirts or even leather skirts.

There are also different cuttings and designs you can choose. You can include A-line skirts, pencil skirts, straight cut skirts or sheath skirt. 

8. Maxi dress

A classic and simple black maxi dress is versatile. You can style the dress in many ways. There are different ways to glam up a simple black dress. 

You can add blazers, belts, gold accessories, bold colored heels and lipstick, and statement bags.

9. Blazer

A black blazer is another staple that can stay simple but still elegant and classic. You can pair it with anything and you will instantly look smart and put-together.

It can be paired with a dress, t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, and blouses. You can achieve street wear look to business casual look.

10. Cardigan

Black cardigans are easy to style and wear. You can choose a chunky sweater, a simple linen cardigan or a long black cardigan. 

It all depends on your signature style and what is comfortable for you.

11. Flats

Flats are comfortable and easy to wear. You can wear it to work, running errands or casual day out. 

There are many different flats you can choose from ballet flats, D’Orsay flats, mary jane flats to slip ons. 

12. Sneakers

An all-black sneakers are classy and sophisticated. It looks amazing and luxurious. You can choose chunky black sneakers, dad sneakers, or black trainers. 

It is a great addition to an all-black capsule wardrobe. It is comfortable and easy to style. 

13. Handbag

A simple minimalist handbag goes a long way. Timeless handbags are evergreen and easy to pair with any outfit. 

You can choose a shoulder handbag, sling handbag or handbags with adjustable straps. 

All Black Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Combinations

Black T-shirt Outfit Ideas

tshirt outfits from all black capsule wardrobe

All Black Shirt Outfit Ideas

button down shirt outfits from all black capsule wardrobe

Black Sweater Outfit Ideas

sweater outfits from all black capsule wardrobe

All Black Blouse Outfit Ideas

black blouse outfit ideas

Black Maxi Dress Outfit Ideas

black maxi dress outfit ideas modest

For more black outfit ideas, head on to my black monochrome outfits post! If you want to learn how to create more colored capsule wardrobe, head on to these similar posts:

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