Personal Style 101: Dark Glamour

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Black is my happy color. It goes with everything, it's slimming, it is appropriate for just about every occasion - shall I continue? With that being said there is a right and a wrong way to wear all black, all the time. So if you consider your personal style to be of the dark glamour variety or if they idea of rocking head-to-toe black sounds appealing to you, read on ...

Goth Glam for Evening 

A lot of people think that rocking a dark glamour evening look is a little too, well, dark. Add a little elegance to your pitch black look with a romantic textures like lace and a dark cherry lip for a little pop of color. Think little black lace dress, top it with a black blazer, killer shoes, and a clutch.

Vampy Vampire for Day 

Your super-dark look doesn't have to be just for the evening either. For the daytime, think about great basics like a black tee or skinny jeans but if you really want to step it up, be the envy of all your friends with a black cape.

And for Just a Touch ... 

Not ready to go full on dark glamour? Fear not because there are many ways to dip your toes into this trend. You can rock a little leather or a statement necklace with a dark metal or black stones. If you are a little hesitant with looking a little too goth, you can go with a wine hued lipstick, smoked out eyes, black manicure, or some killer accessories! Baby steps my friends, baby steps.

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of LaurenMessiah.com, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.