Nothing will ever be as classic as the color black, no matter how hard some colors try—this intense hue is the crown jewel of all things chic. Now, as you can see, my Fashionista this week happens to be one whom I’ve previously written about a couple of weeks ago. Each day that I see this sartorial mastermind, I become more and more envious of her wardrobe and couldn’t help but snap her picture once again. This week she is hitting the Chicago streets looking like she strutted straight off the BCBGMAXAZRIA runway and I have nothing to say other than I am obsessed.
Looking sleek and stylish, this Fashionista dons skinny black pants accompanied by black leather knee highs. On the top half, an elongated black cardigan is cinched at the waist by a belt with an eye-catching gold closure resembling the infinity sign. Capped off with a beautifully structured BCBGMAXAZRIA coat with zipper detailing and accessories such as a leopard print scarf, leopard head pendant necklace and a unique, fur embellished purse that begs for a second look, this Fashionista proves that black will always be the color of choice when wanting to look sleek and put together.
While this look may seem daunting to recreate, it can actually be quite simple. Begin by pulling classic pieces from your wardrobe—staples like basic black skinnies, a great pair of boots and a structured jacket or coat should be hanging in every Fashionista’s closet! Stick with a monochromatic theme that was a huge hit on the fall 2012 runways of Alexander Wang, Haider Ackermann, Sacai, Givenchy and many more, and go from there. If an all black look is too intense for you, try something along the lines of navy, emerald or even of-the-moment burgundy. Top it off with bold accessories like this Fashionista did with her purse, necklace and belt to make your ensemble go that extra mile.
Putting together a chic, monochromatic look is easy and can be an instant success when done correctly. Don’t be afraid to don an all one color outfit, choose a hue and run with it! My monochrome color of choice is black, what’s yours?