I’m generally not a fan of ‘90s fashion, but one of the things I remember fondly was the resurgence of light blue, and how well it worked with black. The ensemble here is based on that memory. I threw in some pearl grey to lighten the palette for those who aren’t that fond of black.
Think of any way at all to combine black with light blue. Faded denim counts as light blue. Here are some renditions to get you started.
Column of Black
Create a column of black with separates and add light blue accents with scarf and bag, or even shoes. Throw on a light blue jacket if you like. Finish off the outfit with grey, black or silver footwear.
Combine a light blue patterned item with a grey separate. It works well when the pattern incorporates some black. Finish off the look with grey, black or silver footwear, and black bag to match.
Light Blue Top
Combine a black bottom with a light blue top. Add a black necklace, earrings or specs to balance the black up top. A black or grey topper could work. Finish off the look with grey, black or silver footwear, and bag to match.
Try a mid-tone blue top if the pastel is too light. Combine the top with cropped black flares, and by all means wear a dress over bottoms to create a tunic effect. Finish off the look with grey, black or silver footwear, and a bag that works with the palette.