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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Back to Black

Just because Halloween has come and gone doesn’t mean you have to retire all of your black clothing. Pay your respects to All Hallows’ Eve all fall long by sticking with dark monochromatic outfits just like this Fashionista.

In addition to being spooky, all-black outfits are chic and timeless, and the women who wear them come off as confident and powerful. However, it can often be difficult to keep monochromatic outfits interesting and fresh. Let’s be real, one of the best parts of putting together an outfit is experimenting with cool colors.

When you’re limited to one color palette, the easiest way to mix things up is to introduce a new element, such as a new pattern or texture. For example, this Fashionista elevated a basic black shift dress by adding a black and white geometric light jacket and black fringe wedges.

Geometric prints and fringe are both huge trends this season. Slick, trendy geometric prints are the fashion equivalent to middle school geometry class. These prints, whether they are done in fluorescent technicolor or classic neutrals have been around for a while now, and have certainly proved themselves to have major staying power. As part of the recent 1970s fashion revival, fringe is having a comeback. Cropping up everywhere from boots to bags and bodycon dresses, hearken back to sepia toned days with a bohemian fringed piece.

How To: Start with an all-black base. You could go with anything, including a T-shirt dress, a coordinating set or a jumpsuit—the options are endless! Beat the cold with a chic, printed blazer and then finish off your look with statement fringe booties.