To somewhat paraphrase a much overused social media favourite, “we’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour”. This season, it would appear the who’s who from the lands of fashion and film have been taking such a suggestion directly to heart, as the colour of the night finds it’s way into many a LFW outfit or red carpet look. Olivia Palermo upped her wardrobe ante post-NYFW with a smattering of killer black threads, our favourite of which must undeniably be the look she hit the Pringle FROW with. Ange rocked black on the BAFTAs red carpet like only a former wild child can, all androgyny and undeniable sex appeal. Finally, this morning’s schedule saw Christopher Kane send it bombing straight down the catwalk, an emphatic focus on texture and unexpected materials which were raring to hit the new season ground running. Whatever occasion you’re dressing for this season, opt for black and ensure your style savvy maintains an enviable reputation. Texture and silhouette bring a new lease of life to old styles and ensure you’ll be back in black for many months to come.
Topshop’s leather peg trousers offer up the perfect pairing for a white shirt and killer courts; add a splash of minimalist jewellery to lift the look
Plump for a more feminine look with Warehouse’s textured skirt in the length of the season (yes, still)- midi
Glassworks’ own oversized sweater provides a welcome ally against the Winter chill, whilst the sheer panels add interest- bonus
Finally, nail layering with this sublime sleeveless leather jacket from Hide; perfect with everything from tailoring to loose knits
Whether you’re a LFW newbie, a dedicated style Queen or somewhere in between, throw some black textures into your wardrobe and sail through the seasons in style. Shop the lot in one place, instantly purchasing, sharing with friends or saving for later with the Mallzee app, where you’ll find over 200 top retailers pulled together for your shopping delight. Free to download, join the family now and find your very own shopping heaven…