It’s all black everything with this week’s Fashionista. What I’ve come to learn about Florentine fashion is that it is timeless. The little black dress accented with antique accessories is a great way to turn classic into chic.

This matte black dress is an already bold piece with the oversized cuffed sleeves and high-low hem. The genuine leather belt designed by Chinese designer Shanghai Tang symbolizing the endless knot adds a flair to the outfit while also giving the Fashionista shape. The belt also pays tribute to the leather industry that Italy is famous for! I love playing with textures in outfits, so the matte dress with the leather belt is definitely a great combo in my book!

Paying homage to vintage, this Fashionista used her one-of-a-kind Chinese hand-crafted bangles and vintage Steve Madden shoes, both found at vintage boutiques, to add uniqueness to the monochromatic outfit. The single long necklace also gives another focal point while tying in the silver from the bangle. Adding bold silver jewelery is a great way to dress up a LBD.

My personal flair is to add a pop of color to the outfit as well, especially in shoes or other accessories. Check out this link of Steve Madden heels to see a pair to add to a monochromatic outfit for that little pop of color. This Fashionista added her pop of color with a red lip Lasting Finish by Kate Moss. Red certainly is my favorite pop of color to dress up a monochromatic outfit, which pops even more with this Fashionista’s fiery hair color!

Italy certainly knows how to add flair and fashion to any occasion; a night out, a day running errands and even the classroom. Keep your eyes out to learn more about fun and fashion abroad!

Captured: This Fashionista, happens to be my professor and the manager of Fly Boutique. She is also the coordinator for the school of Fashion and Accessory Studies and Technology at Florence University of the Arts, in Florence, Italy. She always knows how to dress up an outfit and make it unique to cater to her classic style.