Un-basic Black: 3 Ways To Make It Anything But Boring

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With a surplus of fall trends at our fingertips, we’re thrilled to have spotted a new movement that’s as basic as it gets (in a good way): un-basic black worn head-to-toe. Whether or not you routinely opt for a noir palette, this street-style trend is both versatile and practical for everyday life—but not without a fashion-girl twist. Architectural silhouettes and intricately adorned pieces ground this streetwise look as classic and contemporary add-ons fuse together for moody-chic appeal. Ahead, 3 black-on-black outfits sure to master the darkened trend fit for the office to cocktail hour and beyond.

Vanessa Jackman

Un-Basic Black

For A Party

For a cocktail party, stand out in an architectural bodice layered over a sheer top for added intrigue. Keep the look polished with straight-leg trousers and eye-catching accessories.

Herkimer Diamond Post Earrings

$450

Melissa Joy Manning

Sweety Charity Embellished Crossbody Bag

$1,650

Christian Louboutin

Izzy Ankle-Tie Booties

$595

Chelsea Paris

Suit Trousers

$60

Mango

Beach Bodice One Shoulder Top

$1,020

J.W. Anderson

Sheer Top

$153

Aviu

For The Office

A relaxed-fit cashmere sweater is foolproof when paired with an intricate lace skirt. Keep the look smart for the office with polished ankle boots and sleek earrings.

18K Black Gold Triangular Drop Earrings

$7,335

Diane Kordas

Calf Leather Shopper

$1,295

Victoria Beckham

Fetish Lace-Up Boots

$1,295

Saint Laurent

Lace Midi Skirt

$495

Veronica Beard

Cashmere Sweater

$230

J.Crew

For A GNO

This long-sleeved, body-con dress has the the right amount of detail for uncomplicated yet striking style. Give the look next-level edge with pearl-accented platforms and a simple clutch for a girls' night out.

Nirvana Black Solid Perfume Compact

$48

Elizabeth and James

Two Pyramid Collar

$58

Rebecca Minkoff

Laminated Nappa Leather Zipper Clutch

$245

Zilla

Pearl-Detail Platform Sandals

$795

Nicholas Kirkwood

Black Long Sleeve Bodycon Dress

$1,215

Alexander Wang