STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Black is the New Black

Style Advice of the Week

Pink is the new black, cobalt is the new black, hunter green is the new black – everything is always the “new black.” One thing I have noticed, though, is that black is never out of style, nor is it really ever out of season. Just ask Karl Lagerfeld, who practically lives in his black suit with black fingerless gloves and black sunglasses. Black is flattering on everyone and is known for its slimming effects, so what better time to wear it than now?

This Fashionista rocks the (lack of) color by wearing monotone black. The black leather jacket is great because it is a transition piece between seasons. Even though spring seems far away with all of this snow, the black leather jacket will be a great staple when it starts to warm up. Paired with a blouse, leggings and boots, like our Fashionista, you are ready for winter. But take that same coat and put it with your favorite tank top and shorts, and you can easily put some edge into your spring wardrobe.

Wearing a black shirt with a white pattern is an easy way to make a statement. The blouse really stands out against the leather coat and black leggings without the need for color. Black and white were also really popular on the spring 2014 runway and was seen at shows like Helmut Lang and Narciso Rodriguez. This is a great trend to get behind because it is so wearable, which makes getting dressed before that 8 a.m. just that much easier.

Our Fashionista finishes off the outfit with the perfect pair of black boots, which have fun detailing with crossing leather straps on the upper calves and the ankles. Having a killer pair of black boots is the best way to kick your style into high gear.

Stay simple with black on black because if there is one thing you can count on, it’s that black is always in style.

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