There’s a reason other colors are always competing to be the new black. The “all black everything” style has come to dominate off duty fashion in recent years. “It” girls everywhere have been ditching color for dark monochrome looks, inspiring one of this fall’s biggest trends—the fashion goth. With a neo-victorian influence, designers like Valentino and Ferragamo have made an isolated group’s style a high fashion moment, mixing lace and moody undertones for edgy looks with feminine twists.
Virtually every member of Taylor Swift’s squad, from Gigi Hadid to Cara Delevingne, have rocked this look by playing with texture. The tricky part about wearing all black is adding definition to define shape. Gigi fired up her all-black look by pairing a black T-shirt and jeans with a studded moto jacket and blue mirrored sunglasses. Cara paired a sheer lace top with high-waisted trousers. Working with cut and texture, like these celebrities, defines the waist and adds a personal touch to the now mainstream trend.
This Fashionista played with pockets to highlight the trend. Working off fashion’s latest obsession with athleisure, she paired a simple cotton T-shirt and pinstripe shorts with oversized pockets. Her oxfords and leather cross-body bag complete the look, solidifying her urbanite aesthetic. Mixing leather with pinstripes and giant pockets makes this outfit visual and fashion forward, the perfect off duty look. Playing with makeup is another way to dress up this look—a red or dark lip frames an all black outfit, drawing attention up towards the face. Let’s be real, black is the new black.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Everyone has black in their wardrobe; all black outfits are easy to put together and will always look stylish.”