Every time a new trend comes out, we hear the words " .... is the new black," but the bottom line is that black is the new black, and there is never really going to be another to replace it.
Black flatters anyone and everyone...literally! From wearing black on your bottom half to slim you down, to wearing a LBD for that important meeting or first date, this shade has your back no matter the occasion.
Luckily, you can find just about every article of clothing, every style shoe and any accessory in this versatile shade. But how do you differentiate yourself from the masses when wearing this universal color? Here are just a handful of my favorite ways to wear black...
Black With Denim
This season sees black teemed beautifully with denim jeans or skirts, and it doesn't matter how light or dark you go. Embrace a similar trend, such as ruffles or an off-the-shoulder top, to give yourself some serious fashion kudos, but always make sure that your jeans are the right size and shape for your body. My tip - take your jeans to a tailor for the perfect fit!
1. MADEWELL High-rise Jeans 2. COMME DES GARCONS Poplin Top 3. LE SPECS Cat Eye Sunglasses 4. BAUBLEBAR Drop Earrings 5. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Emmy Convertible Clutch 6. STUART WEITZMAN Ankle Strap Sandals
Yes, a little difficult when you need the bathroom, but a jumpsuit is super-sophisticated, super-chic, and super on trend. Go for a flared bottom half, or a fitted option, the choice is really yours depending on which makes you feel your best.There's no denying that a black jumpsuit is one of the most flattering outfits around, and it can be dressed up or down for any occasion...versatile fashion at its finest!
1. VICTORIA BECKHAM Satin Jumpsuit 2. ROSANTICA Earrings 3. KARINE SULTAN Open Cuff 4. RAY-BAN Round Sunglasses 5. MEL BOTERI The Audrey Cocktail Clutch in Black Croc-Effect Glazed Leather 6. MARC JACOBS Sandals
Black & White Blouse
Black and white together is always a good look, and a great way to ease into your fall wardrobe. I love pairing a black top with white pants when it is still warm out, but for those of you in climates where it gets cold early, this black and white top with jeans is a great way to transition seasons!
1. VICTORIA BECKHAM Black And White Striped Blouse 2. FRAME Denim Jeans 3. VICTORIA BECKHAM Aviator Shades 4. KENNETH JAY LANE Faux Pearl Beaded Earrings 5. MEL BOTERI Black And White 'Lauren' Clutch 6. VALENTINO Rockstud Leather Sandals
Versatile and flattering, you really can't go wrong with wearing black and I would say the biggest challenge is just making sure you still let your personal style shine through in a sea of darkness. Here are three black pieces that will help you do just that!
SHOP MEL'S TOP 3 BLACK PIECES
Next up, we'll be giving you some Fall runway highlights so you can start getting fully prepped for the new season. See you there!