Style Advice of the Week

Black is one of the ultimate fashion staples, particularly for Melbournians who are known for wearing nothing but black. However, if you’re not from Melbourne and you don’t already love black, then it’s time to embrace the staple in your own wardrobe. As this Fashionista shows us, black can be anything but boring. When worn head to toe, you will always look chic.

The great thing about black outfits is they’re so simple to put together, and they are a timeless choice to wear for anything from class to a night out. A good pair of black jeans is one of the most important basic wardrobe staples; it really can take you from the corridors to a dance floor just by being paired with flip flops or high heels. So if you don’t already have a pair of black jeans, try to find a nice fitting comfortable pair. I guarantee it’ll be a purchase you’ll wear over and over again. Like this Fashionista, try a high-waisted cut for extra comfort and coverage. You can always wear a long blouse over the top or tuck in your shirt to dress up your jeans a bit.

If you’re scared of wearing one shade head to toe because you might look plain, then check out NASTY GAL’s midnight run jumpsuit for an elegant one piece perfect for your next formal event. Dress it up with gold accessories and huge heels for a beautifully polished ensemble. NASTY GAL also has a faux leather jacket to throw on over your black jeans, which is guaranteed to dress up a basic outfit or add some warmth over a dress for the holiday season. Finally, if you’d like to try a simple black top and jeans, add a little something extra with Helmet Lang’s black draping blouse as a stunning top for the office or dinner. Simply pair with black pants for day or a black skirt for night.

Remember, black does not have to be boring nor does it have to end in winter. Try it out next time you think you don’t have anything to wear. If you have a few black items in your closet, just piece them together, add a few statement accessories and you’ll always look elegant.


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