Head-to-toe black hits the right note every time. Whether you're sipping cocktails with friends or reminiscing with family, an all-black attire is sure to suit your occasion and your mood. Throw on some lively accessories to brighten the look.
Polish off a monochromatic look with gold accessories to get that holiday glow.
A leopard wedge elevates these heels from simple to standout. Suddenly your favorite suede wedges pack loads of personality!
Wearable candy canes in the form of stud earrings; festive yet refined.
Gold plates and a delicate bow catapult a classic black belt from office to event-ready.
Kate Spade's whimsical, beaded necklace is a lesson in instant impact.
Pink is the new red ;)
Photos by Brooke Faison
[top: Urban Outfitters, skirt: Ann Taylor, belt: Ann Taylor, wedges: Ann Taylor, necklace: Kate Spade, earrings: Kate Spade, watch: Kate Spade, pink bracelet: Michael Kors, gold chain-link bracelet: Stella & Dot, sunglasses: Aerie]
I know it's a cliche, but you can honestly never go wrong with black. The key to mastering this shade is through your accessories - let your jewelry, shoes, belts, purses, etc. tell your style story. Black is the opposite of distracting so your accessories - and you - are free to shine!
This monochrome party look goes to show how cheery and festive black can truly be. Although reds, whites, greens, and navys are all fabulous holiday colors, sometimes it's comforting to go back to the basics. Whenever I'm stumped on what to wear - I always turn to black and then build the outfit through accessory selection to make it special. Black serves as a great foundation to create an outfit from.