There are many expressions surrounding the fashion world that reference the color black including the infamous Little Black Dress or the saying that something “is the new black." The latter is often used in mockery of the changing trends of the fashion world, but the roots of this saying do have some gravitas. Black is the fashion industry’s favorite color (even if it’s not technically a color). It is simple, versatile and somewhat mysterious. It continuously dominates the fashion world whether as the main focus of a seasonal trend or simply as a backdrop.
With maxi dresses still sticking around, I enjoyed seeing this Fashionista straying away from the traditional “LBD” and embracing a longer hemline. The simple tank cut and body-conscious style of the dress create a refreshingly simple and elegant image. She continues on a monochromatic path by pairing her black dress with black gladiator sandals and a black leather bag. My favorite part of this Fashionista’s ensemble was her choice in accessories. Her metallic bangles and statement rings complement the dark silhouette while adding some texture to an all black outfit.
To imitate the style of this Fashionista, try pairing a body-conscious skirt with a simple tank. For an all-in-one monochrome look, try this tank dress featuring a full skirt from ASOS. For a more interesting silhouette, try this one-shoulder dress from ShopBop.
To switch up your summer wardrobe from the typical bright colors, flowy dresses, and short shorts, take a hint from this Fashionista and go back to black.