I love black as much as the next (self-proclaimed) fashionista. It’s slimming, chic, goes with everything and you can wear it to pretty much any occasion. Layered pieces in the darkest of hues give you instant street cred and it’s one shade that just doesn’t date. We’ve compiled an edit of all the onyx must-haves every lass needs in her wardrobe.
Shirting the issue.
Start with a cami to tuck into skirts and make sure you’ve also got a silky longer-sleeved style lurking in your wardrobe. Looks phenom paired over skinny jeans and is profesh enough for the office. Shop our shirts here.
Up the denim factor.
Although every lass needs her light, distressed denim shorts for the beach; black denim shorts can be dressed up with heels and a slick of lippy. We’re also loving the comeback of the denim skirt, this black number is a spring essential.
Sexy as a bralette .
These are beyond sexy and are the perfect thing to pop on under a playsuit so glimpses of the sexy style are on display. They’re too pretty to hide!
All of the street cred .
Obviously, a black (faux) leather jacket is as essential to us ladies as spray tan nights. But I’m also loving the suede styles that have popped up lately. Shop them both here.
RSVP black-tie only.
I urge everyone to have at least one floor-length black dress in their wardrobe. At some point you WILL be invited to a formal event that requires such a statement dress.
Ankle boots and comfy heels; more essential than coffee. Wait, not really, I TAKE IT BACK. Make sure they’ve both got thicker heels for ridiculous amounts of comfort.
Love that length.
Skirts are so great for days when you want to feel ladylike but need to impress some serious execs at work. I’m all about the leather and then a longer version for mid-afternoon office twirls.
Jeans are the answer to all.
Are you even a girl if you don’t have a few pairs of black jeans ready for pretty much any day of the week? Keep the rips minimal for the office but bust them out for brunch. Shop Showpo styles here.
As iconic as Audrey herself, the LBD should be the one thing you always feel glam and gorgeous in. Make sure you always have one on hand that you feel like Beyonce in.
Bag ladies all round.
You need a large tote for day-to-day use, and then a smaller one that will still fit your essentials. As much as I love a clutch, being hands-free is always awesome. Shop bags here.
Words by Kelly McCarren.