How to make a plain outfit look stylish and different. My latest creation is an alternative to a scarf , its big enough to keen you warm and covers your neck and shoulders ( so better than a scarf) , can be worn with a plain top or over a jacket. These add a little bit of interest to a black outfit with out looking overly decorative. I wore a black one the other day with doc martin boots, jeggings and a long top and vest. was grungy look, however depending on how you style it you can instantly change the theme of an outfit.