Accessories Report

Amy Winehouse knew what she was talking about with her album, Back to Black. Lupe and Jay Z know where it’s at when they rap about the beauty in all-black everything. Black is sophisticated and versatile. No matter where the trends venture off to, black will remain a classic in our wardrobes.

I caught this Fashionista heading out of her art studio when I approached her dressed in a dark monochrome ensemble. In my book, black is always a yes. Add some metallics to an all-black outfit and that’s a definite yes. On campus, this Fashionista pairs her black Detroit beanie with a simple black jacket, knee high boots and gray geometric patterned leggings. Her gold rimmed shades and studded bag add a little embellishment with an edge.

For the love of rock and roll, what else goes better with a dark ensemble than a slouchy black bag with some grommets and studs? We all have those days where we don’t have too much to drag around campus and need a go-to tote that allows us to pack up the essentials and perhaps a book or two. This studded black leather tote is ideal for those days.

For nights that you’re planning on suiting up in your best little black dress and some gold accessories, a smaller purse like this Michael Kors Jet Set cross-body is big enough for your phone, wallet and keys. Whether you’re going out on the town or just casually hanging out around campus, the black and gold combination will never fail.

Spotted: Diesel‘s women fall 2014 ready-to-wear collection incorporates black and gold, and the accessories conduct the same aesthetic with leather and metallic embellished bags.


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