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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black on black outfit with leopard print flats

I’m betting that most of you have black clothing in your closets. Black is a classic color, it is slimming, and it is also great for formal events. But, wearing black can be aging, and if you are over 50 like me, looking older is not on your “to-do” list. But, black can also be very chic looking, so let’s see how wearing black on black after 50 can be stunning and not aging.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black on black outfit with gold jewelry and leopard print flats

While I have lots of black items in my wardrobe, it isn’t the color that I wear the most often. I usually choose gray or navy over black, but there are times when wearing black on black is the look I want. Here are a few tips on how you can incorporate the all-black look and feel confident and chic.

Wearing Black on Black

Wear the Right Makeup – wearing black on black

  • If you want to wear all black without looking harsh and creating more wrinkles, keep your makeup toned down. A softer look helps to balance out your outfit and will lessen the darkness of your appearance.

    I use lighter shades of makeup and try not to create harsh lines. A nude lip is excellent, but I love red lips when I want a chic look.

Add Jewelry

  • Adding jewelry when you are wearing black on black is a great way to spice things up and keep them from being boring. I love statement jewelry, like a long pendant necklace or dramatic earrings, to bring attention to my face.

Don’t look like a Blob

  • Wearing black on black doesn’t mean that you have to disappear. You want to show your shape, but you don’t have to wear skin-tight clothing. If you wear clothes too loose, your shape disappears, and that is never a flattering look. Try wearing slim or skinny jeans with a loose tee or a slim top with wide-leg jeans. Just make sure that at least one item shows your shape.


  • Incorporating texture is also important when it comes to wearing black on black. Items with unique details are more interesting. Black clothing can disappear into the background, so finding details like velvet or lace can enhance your look.

Add a Pop of Color to Your Black on Black look

A small amount of color adds interest. You can add color with a scarf, shoes, or a handbag. You can also add color with lipstick or nail polish, just be creative and don’t add so much color that it distracts away from your black-on-black look.

Before I start today’s post, I’ve been meaning to tell you gurls about Rakuten. This is a cash-back website that gives you back a portion of what you spent. I’m sure all of you are familiar with this concept with certain credit cards; Rakuten works in the same way. You can sign up for the service through my link and add the browser extension to your computer. I use Chrome, but you can use whatever you like. Every time you go shopping, a pop-up will ask you if you want to use Rakuten. You say yes, and that is all there is to it. Once a quarter, you will get an email like the one that I just got last night. I have $150. coming my way to use as Christmas gifts. In total, I’ve gotten back over $1250!!!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black swing sweater

Can you spot the tips I mentioned in today’s post? The Bateau-neck swing sweater is so chic looking, but it is also comfortable. I love the skinny arms that are in contrast with the flowy material of the sweater. For anyone needing to hide the tummy, this swing sweater will sure do the job and would be great for our Thanksgiving meal.

The sweater is made from a luxe knit fabric that’s spun with a touch of cashmere.  This sweater is thin and lightweight, and the material lets the sweater swing and move as you walk. I think this sweater is perfect worn-over pants for an elegant, comfortable evening out. I am wearing a size 1, and it fits great.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the back of a black on black outfit with leopard print flats

Here is a view from the back so that you can gauge the length of the sweater. This is a perfect lightweight sweater to wear with leggings, and you don’t have to worry about your backside showing.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing black leggings with velvet and leopard print flats

I wore all-over velvet leggings the other day, but today, this look only has a touch of velvet. Velvet leggings are elegant and chic, but they are too dressy for some people. So, these black leggings with just a touch of velvet can still get you the elegant and chic look without being too much. I’m wearing a size 1, and these fit me great!

I love wearing a hint of velvet, especially around the holidays, and these leggings will help you look festive and stay comfortable at the same time. Plus, I can see wearing these leggings with a denim jacket for a casual look, so play around with them and see what look you can come up with.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black on black outfit with a beret and gloves

I added a small pop of color, even though the color was not bright or vivid. The goal is to add to the outfit, not to compete. Wearing black on black is still the look I want, but I wanted to add interest with a small amount of color. My leopard print flats add interest but don’t take away from the outfit.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing an all black outfit with a beret and faux-fur trimmed gloves

The same can be said for the black and white houndstooth beret and glen plaid faux-fur gloves. I don’t wear hats often, and this beret needs to be pulled down some, but I was taking photos and didn’t want to mess up my hair. Lol! But I love how chic the beret is and how it adds a lot of interest to the black-on-black outfit.

The gloves are so warm, so chic, and I can even use my phone with them on. That is huge for someone who is on the phone all of the time! The wind was so cold when we took these photos, and I was thrilled to put on the gloves.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black sweater with gold jewelry


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a blue turtleneck and gold necklaces

Black Friday Specials

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my skincare. Yes, I am still using Rodan + Fields, even though I’ve also tried to showcase a few other brands. Everyone doesn’t like Nordstrom, Chico’s, or Talbots, so I showcase a wide variety of retailers. That is the same thing that I’ve tried to do when it comes to skincare. However, “I” am using R+F, and I have since early 2016.

I am 61 years old; I’ve never had Botox, fillers, or cosmetic surgery of any kind. R+F is the first skincare I ever used where I could see a visible difference in my skin; that is why I became a consultant. If you are interested in trying what I use, then now would be a great time since “I,” not R+F, am having a Black Friday Special.

Lash Boost

My eyelashes get more comments than anything. I never had long lashes until I started using Lash Boost in Oct. 2016. It is my number one seller, and that is because the lashes speak for themselves. It is not my mascara since I am using one that only costs $4.99. Lash Boost is a clear serum that nourishes your lashes to give you longer-looking, thicker-looking, and younger-looking lashes. Results are guaranteed since R+F has a 60-day money-back guarantee on ALL of their products.

Lash Boost retails for $155, but when you purchase as my Preferred Customer (PC), the price will be $139. My special will be a reimbursement of $25, which is below my cost! To qualify for the discount from me, you MUST purchase as a PC.

If you purchase TWO Lash Boosts, one for you and one to give away, the discount will be $30 each.

Total RF Serum

I’ve been quiet about the latest RF product, Total RF Serum because I wanted to try it out for myself before talking about it. I challenged myself to a 60 day routine of using my AMP MD roller with my Redefine Regimen and Total RF Serum. So many of you have been commenting that I look younger or that I am glowing, so I think my experiment is definitely working!!!

Right now, you can purchase a regimen with the Total RF Serum and get a discount from R+F. However, I want to sweeten the pot. Purchase a regimen/Total RF bundle and get a reimbursement from me of $50!!! Add the AMP MD System to your order, and the reimbursement will be $65 instead of $50.

Active Hydration Serum + Multi-Function Eyecream

Active Hydration Serum and Redefine Multi-Function Eyecream are two products I use 2x a day, and I won’t skip them. Purchase these two favorites, and I’ll reimburse you $30, once again, which is below my cost.


Here is how you order.
Go to my website and pick your products
Put them in your cart and go to checkout
Fill out your billing and shipping info and hit the SUBMIT ORDER button.

This special is running through the end of the month, so reimbursement checks won’t go out until the month is over. 

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black on black outfit with animal print flats

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  1. You are amazing! Thank you for sharing! I am working on a new wardrobe after leggings and long tops in 2020. You look fantastic always!

  2. Diane Schulert says:

    Oh, your black outfit is just stunning,…I love it!

  3. Remind me what preferred customer means?
    Is it that items will be delivered to me every few months? Or can I do a one time buy?

    1. Tina, a preferred customer means that you get a 10% discount off the retail price and that you get FREE shipping. You are enrolled in an auto-replenish program that is an every 2 months system. However, you never have to order anything if you don’t need it. You will get an email from RF 5 days before your order processes, and you can change the products, order the same thing, or delay the order for 2 months at a time. I don’t want you ordering more products than you need since that leads to frustration.

  4. Such a sophisticated outfit. Reminds me of something you would see in Europe!

  5. Sandra holloway says:

    I love to read your emails and really love your quotes from
    The bible

  6. Cara MacNinch says:

    I love the black on black look and you added just the right amount of pop to all the outfits. You look great in the beret, I really like the leggings with the velvet stripe.

  7. I appreciate you letting us know of your new skin regimen of adding the new RF serum. I did receive the free sample in my last order as one of your preferred customers and really liked it but you have convinced me it works!

  8. Jane Davis says:

    I agree with the “black ages a person”, especially blondes. However, you look terrific; love this ensemble and the tips.

  9. That is such a great outfit and so easy!. I love outfits like that in my closet! No thinking, just put it on and maybe add an accessory …jewelry, scarf, vest.

  10. I really like this look on you. That hat and gloves makes the outfit. Have a good day.

  11. Jenniffer says:

    That hat!!! I absolutely love this outfit! Thank you as always for the inspiring posts-I truly look forward to your e-mails every day.

  12. Cheryll Sampson says:

    Thank you, Tania. Received my Amazon gift card today! So excited as I seldom win anything. You look very elegant in the black on black, and my favorite is the beret and gloves. Love the Bible verses, too. Thanks again.

  13. Shannon Jordan says:

    Love the look…I have skinny legs but bountiful mid section so this look would be on point for me

  14. You look so cute in the hat! It really makes the outfit.

  15. Marcie W. says:

    The beret and gloves really add to the all black outfit and look beautiful on you.

  16. The hat and gloves. They are darling on you!