Back in black! The most classic of colors is made over for 2012 in a multitude of ways, mixing traditional and modern to create pieces that are totally ’12. Cast a glamorous spell with a romantic take on Classic Black. Go for graphic impact with tailored separates or indulge in some witchy seduction with airy dresses and sheer tops. The new black is anything but heavy, so opt for lightness and movement offset by sculptural accessories. A must-have in footwear, black leather gets crafted into sexy, platform pumps and versatile, moto-inspired boots. Black adds a little toughness to your look with leather jewelry, but adds loads of sophistication when its crafted into a timeless clutch. But you can’t talk about black without giving a nod to the LBD. I love seeing it go fashion-forward this year with asymmetrical cuts and sequin embellishments.
1. Steven Brix Wedge Boots ($250)
Wear both ways. Cuffed down like a bootie or worn up to the knee, these wedge boots will give you options throughout the winter. An exposed gold zipper gives this boot a modern, moto vibe.
2. D&G Dolce Gabbana Black Crossbody Bag ($600)
Lock up your look. D&G does it best, and this clutch is no exception. Wear crossbody by its silver chain strap by day, and carry in hand by night. This elegant rectangular clutch goes 24/7 with its classic lines and silver logo lock.
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Black Leather Bracelet ($88)
Cuffed and ready to rock. Add an edge to your look with this black leather bracelet. Accented by a silver logo turn clasp, this cuff bracelet is a great alternative to the traditional watch. Layer it up or wear it alone.
4. Camilla Skovgaard Black Stiletto Platform Pumps ($495)
Simply stunning. Every woman needs her signature pair of black pumps. They take you to work, cocktails, and after hours, so invest in a pair that wows. These Camilla Skovgaard pumps turn heads with their stiletto heels and cutout platforms.
5. Helmut Lang Black Sequin Embellished Silk Dress ($1095)
LBD to the max. A classic made ultra modern, this fashion-forward LBD is fresh off the catwalk with its sequin embellished drape and asymmetrical hem. Layer on a cropped black leather jacket for a night out on the town.
6. Lala Berlin Black Cozy Pullover ($310)
Take black into spring with this boxy sweater. Wear now, and then pack for the resort…this sweater looks as fabulous over black skinny jeans as it does with your bikini and cutoffs. Open weave and lightweight knit with trim at cuff and hems.