STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: All-Black, All the Time

When it comes to worrying about the perfect outfit, always remember that Oscar de la Renta said, “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” This Fashionista is doing just that. When I met with this Fashionista she asked if it was even grunge because most people who aim for “grunge” nowadays are nearly hopping off the time machine from the ’90s with plaid button-downs tied around their waists, high-waisted shorts and, most likely, white Converse. This outfit couldn’t get anymore grunge, though. From the dark lipstick to the, well, all-black everything and a little olive green.

Summer does’t necessarily mean packing up your black and storing it away until fall rolls around. To me, black is a much needed color in the closet not only because it goes with many articles of clothing, but it’s extremely flattering and you can spend practically little— to no time at— all pairing it with the perfect pieces. This Fashionista added her pop of color with the olive anorak jacket. This jacket has been a must-have for the past few seasons and doesn’t seem to be leaving the fashion world soon. Although mine is stored away with my other jackets, this Fashionista is proving that you can wear it all-year round.

To go with the grunge look, keep the jewelry simple. This Fashionista put the most perfect necklace with her outfit. Layered necklaces are my go-to because they are simple, but add so much detail to your outfit without even trying. And not to mention the Jeffrey Campbell styled boots! Jeffrey Campbell has such a variety of shoes that can be worn with practically any trend and style; it’s great. Although the variety is available, this Fashionista kept it classic with the platform boots. Another classic are the black jeans, another article that can go with almost anything. This Fashionista’s outfit is perfect for going grunge and showing how easy it is to put together your simple articles of clothing, and creating a masterpiece in the fashion world.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t store your black clothes away, and limit the use and seasons they can be worn! Black is so versatile that it can be worn any season, anytime. If you have it tucked away, pull it back out! And if you aren’t a grunge type of person, alter the outfit a tad with a colored tank top and shoes to match.”