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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Poised And Polished

Orange isn’t the new black; brown isn’t the new black. Black is and forever will be the only black. I don’t see any serious competitor on the horizon to take black’s title as the most fashionable color. Every girl should own a timeless little black dress. Its versatility makes it the perfect go-to outfit for the busy life of a student.

With limited closet space, a black dress is definitely worthy of a spot. It works for every season, is flattering on everyone and never goes out of style. As a huge bonus, black also camouflages any stains. Spilling coffee or dropping food on yourself is not a disaster if you are wearing black!

Depending on how you choose to accessorize, black can be worn to almost any occasion: office meetings, church, weddings, brunch with friends or out on a hot date. Black can be sexy and chic or it can attain a professional look. A black dress can stand on its own or be easily transformed by providing a great base for details.

This Fashionista is elegant and sophisticated in her dress. The black canvas allows her accessories to really stand out and creates a flawless look from head to toe. Her large handbag and painted nails provide a fun pop of pink, and her statement necklace and patterned shoes make this look polished and complete. Hot pink can be a hard color to pull off while still achieving a look of elegance, but the black makes this outfit simple and small pops of pink don’t overwhelm the look.

My favorite thing about this Fashionista’s look is that it’s empowering. It’s feminine and cute but also exudes confidence and determination. I look at this Fashionista and truly believe that she can conquer the world in this trendy outfit. Her style is similar to Kate Middleton; it’s classy, poised and demands respect.

How To: To achieve this Fashionista’s sophisticated and timeless look, throw on your favorite black dress and match it with some fun, bold accessories. Play with color and add some sparkle with rings, bracelets and a necklace.