Many Elementals who turn to the darkness will remove their vibrant clothing (the color of their element) and replace it with black. The reason why is unknown, but it is believed it's how these Elementals devote themselves to Nerezza, where nearly 90% of the population wears black.
Wrapped boots for trekking through the deep forests. THIS. IS. A. BRILLIANT IDEA! If you have boots that aren't quite 'fantasy/post-apoc' like, get some linen and tear it in long strips (or coffee stain cheese cloth) and wrap it around your not-so-fantasy-boots