Pink is the new black? Navy is the new black? Orange, maybe, is the new black? Nope. Nothing will ever top the versatility, ease and universally flattering power of an all-black outfit. Here in sunny Florida, we often have the only option of wearing light, bright pieces to pull together our outfits, so we cherish the month or so when we can play with fall colors!

This Fashionista has definitely taken advantage of the simplicity and sleekness of an all black outfit while simultaneously combining different patterns and textures to give her look some interesting details. The metallic purple hue of her hair pops dramatically against the monochromatic ensemble as well.

She starts her look with a grid patterned two-piece set from American Apparel, adjusts to the cold with thick thigh-high socks, adds a jacket for texture and elevates her look (okay, the pun was intended) with ’70s-inspired platform booties. This combination adds up to modern version of a retro look and complements her petite frame perfectly!

The greatest thing about this look? Because of the fit and flare shape of this skirt, the length of the jacket drawing the eye down and the height of the platform-sock combo, this look will work on virtually every body type. This means that any Fashionista bold enough can rock it!

How To: The best part about black is that everyone can wear it in their own unique way. Whether it be a sexy little black dress or rocker black combat boots, you’ll never question what the new black is, because black is back.