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Photo: Versus Versace Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Black is a classic! It always seems to be in style, partially due to the fact that it has never left the catwalk. It’s often mixed with other colors, but most impactful when styled from head-to-toe. Designers like Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Vera Wang and Celine all brought black back for spring/summer 2016 in a big way. Some are even calling black the new pastel. I’m loving this because I’ve always considered black a year-round staple.

Because it’s such a versatile color and can be worn from season to season, it’s simple and easy to buy very basic black pieces. I challenge you to change this up! The use of texture, sheer materials and cut-outs are just a few of the many ways to add some excitement to your black statement makers for spring. Below are a few #TangerTips to keep in mind when shopping for all black looks.

Tip No. 1 – Incorporate Interesting Textures

Try a lace blouse or sweater, black denim and leather slip ons or booties. It all adds visual interest while still the same color.

Tip No. 2 – Show a Little Skin

When wearing black from head-to-toe, there must be a break somewhere to ensure you don’t lose your figure. Sleeves, midriff – there are plenty of trendy peekaboo options.

Tip No. 3 – Baggy Isn’t Always Better

The baggier your all black looks are, the more overwhelming they’ll feel. Think tailored or softer fabrics to keep you from swimming in a pool of fabric. Believe me, I get it. Loose fitting clothes are your go-to on days you don’t feel your best. But black will slim you down by default so you don’t need the extra baggage! Trust me…and just give it a try!

Tip No. 4 – Have Fun with Accessories

Consider your black look a blank canvas. It’s the easiest look you’ll ever accessorize, because literally anything stands out. I love red lips – or a bold clutch!

Tip No. 5 – Don’t Go Without Black Pumps

Ok, so this one really isn’t a tip, it’s more of a necessity. Invest in quality black pumps and I guarantee you they’ll go with every single one of your all black looks… and EVERYTHING else in your closet!

So there you have it – now you’re ready to shop! If you’re still up for suggestions/tips, I recommend stopping by your nearest Tanger Outlet to stock up on new seasonal black pieces. I’m telling you, there will be no shortage of items you fall in love with and you’ll want the prices to be as friendly as possible. Hint, sign up for TangerClub before you go and you’ll get exclusive savings AND be a member of the “chic elite” savings club for life. I love it!

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Im looking for this outfit from Tanger – can’t locate anywhere. Looks like a sleeveless, pleated shirt dress olive color with cute shoes to match…forgot to mention that I saw it in the April 2016 of Shape Magazine Please Help me locate!


Hey Gayle – Vince Camuto and Calvin Klein both carry similar styles. It’s a beautiful top!

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