You don't have to add colour to upscale a black outfit, but on those days you feel like a bit of a lift, there are textures, details and fine prints that can really inspire your ebony game.
Black is the new black. Always has been. Always will be. But even those of us who can’t go past the ebony shade from day-to-day have to admit that sometimes, just sometimes, a little dash of flash is called for.
When it comes to ink ensembles, a subtle flourish of white, silver or gold – or even just some extra basic texture or detail – adds some un-colourful colour to any sable ensemble!
Even a little white goes a long way.
Adriana Grain Black/White, $540 – available at Acne Studios.
A little pop of print can prove a game changer.
Cheap Monday Moon Print Capsule Dress, $55 – available at ASOS.
Put a pep in your step with sassy detail.
Arielle Ankle Wrap Sandal, approx. $451 now $316 – available at Loeffler Randall.
Go floral. It doesn’t always have to be fancy.
Monki Midi Graphic Print Dress, $62 – available at ASOS.
Even your iPhone can get in on the act.
Moon and Star iPhone 6 Case, approx. $40 – available at Pixie Market.
Add oomph with a black and gold combination.
Bella Ear Cuff, $89 – available at Amber Sceats.
A sliver of light lifts an otherwise everyday style.
Stitched Stripe Wide Leg Cropped Pants, approx. $260 now $225 – available at Ann Taylor.
Nix any boring fashion black out with a neckerchief.
Bandana Black, $12.99 – available at General Pants.
Lift the life of your weekend loungewear – whilst keeping it moody.
Lauren All Over Star Print Lounge Set, $40 – available at Boohoo.
A scarf with a touch of tonality is perfection against an all-black base.
Venetian Print Scarf, $69 now $36 – available at SABA.
Add a new twist to your tuxedo with a touch of textured jacquard.
Lydia Long Sleeve Jacket in Black & White, 169.95 now $119 – available at Metalicus.
With contrast, the LBD just gets a little bit lovelier.
Velvet Floral Applique Dress, $545 – available at Karen Millen.
Break up the blackness with a flash of flesh!
Mast Slashed Jeans, approx. $197 – available at AllSaints.
Gold details and blue lenses reinvent the black sunny vibe.
LA LUNE Day Sunglasses Blue, $39.95 – available at Beginning Boutique.
Add more originality to your Adidas Originals.
Adidas Originals Adilette SC Plus Gold, approx. $55 – available at Solestruck.
Give a glimpse of what’s beneath the black.
Ruby Ruched Bodice Maxi, $229.99 now $79.95 – available at Forever New.
Graphic contrast adds a modern monochrome edge.
PHILIPP PLEIN Black Box Gown, $711.59 – available at Farfetch.