Do you remember when brown was the new black? Or was it grey? Or a berry shade? The list goes on. But they are all imposters when it comes down to it, and this autumn winter, black is the new black.
Black is very much back – perfect for winter, everyone’s favourite colour! But don’t just throw on any old black – think about how to wear it, how to get the most out of it, and how to layer it. We’re talking full on black, from head to toe – from dress, to coat, to shoes and bag; if black is the new black, then it’s only right you do it properly!
The best place to start with black is not the shade, but the texture. Mix textures. Wear black leather with wool, look for fabrics with jacquard prints, raised textures in them, and mix them up for a rich, black look.
WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Leather trousers, £99.99, H&M, black jacquard print funnel neck coat, £120, Rocha.John Rocha @ Debenhams, black sequinned sweater, £50, Jonathan Saunders Edition @ Debenhams, black flock rose midi skirt, £17.99, New Look, rose detail dress, £45, Betty Jackson Black @ Debenhams
An LBD is an essential in every woman’s wardrobe, but this season, think about the texture -chiffon, lace, printed fabrics – and don’t accessorise with colour. Wear black jewels, black shoes, black coat, and a black bag for the full black is the new black look!
WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): mid dress, £19.99, high waisted coat skinny jeans, £22.99, both New Look, black London Road dress, £49.99, Superdry, black gold heeled croc strap sandal, £29.99, New Look
If you have to add anything else to your black colour palette, make it gold or silver – a little metallic accent here and there gives black another edge.
WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Black lace dress, £45, Wallis @ BHS, black coat, £69.99, black chiffon dress, £9.99, both H&M, black enamel bow skinny belt, £3.99, New Look, black boots £75, Schuh
If black really scares you, drop down a shade to a charcoal, but mix it up with deepest black. A black skirt, black sweater, black boots, and a black jacket is a serious outfit. Keep it form looking too funereal with detailing – a peplum hem on the sweater, a full skirt, with a pattern in the fabric, faux fur on the coat.
WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Black skinny jeans, £44.99, Superdry, black full midi skirt, £50, Jonathan Saunders Edition @ Debenhams, black top, £6.99, H&M, charcoal peplum sweter, £47.50, White Stuff, fur detail jacket, £65, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams
Keep black fun with a playsuit, tanned legs and a pair of heels. Rich black velvet is a great winter fabric – mix it up with a smart black peacoat over a black taoilred suit, and carry a big black bag to finish off any black outfit!
WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Black peacoat, £114.99, Superdry, black velvet scarf, £29.99, H&M, black skirt, £12.99, New Look, black shopper, £28, BHS, black Navajo playsuit, £39.99, Superdry
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