In a world of colorful trends, black may seem like the antagonist of the color wheel. Especially when a person is wearing all black, the automatic reaction is to add pops of color through accessories. Yes, black is more muted without throwing in some yellow necklace or red purse. However, sometimes a head-to-toe black and white outfit with black accessories makes just as much of a fashion statement. For this reason, black can be seen as less of an antagonist and more of an underdog.

This Fashionista perfectly exemplifies the aesthetically pleasing nature of black paired with black. She is wearing a moto-inspired leather jacket with some black leather combat boots. To break up the outfit, she wears a black and white striped dress that is fit for a Southern California winter. Lastly, she wears a structured leather backpack with gold zipper accents. The simplistic design of the backpack is chic and functional, making her outfit a mix between edgy and professional.

Not only is the bag a wonderful way to polish up a casual daytime look, but it can effectively be worn during an interview with a black blazer and tailored pants. There is no end to how one simply designed bag can be translated throughout different clothing genres.

How To: Do your parents back home have an old black work bag that is doing nothing but collecting dust in your garage? Have them ship it to your dorm and begin wearing it as a book bag. Pair it with a black jumpsuit for some extra edge.