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Black is the New Black

Chandler Rollins | October 28, 2014 | 6:54 AM
@skinnybuddha pairs her chic ensemble with a fedora hat, silver collar necklace and a bright bold lip.
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Comfortable and simple is what this outfit is all about. @lapetitenoob highlights her small frame with a fit-and-flare skirt and a crop top.
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It’s the perfect balance of hard and soft. @ohhcouture layers a long sleeved leather shirt under a fringe komono.
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“An all-black outfit can really make for a great look, as long as you have all the right pieces. The draping of the top is by far my favorite detail.”— @AnthonyVillegas
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It's timeless, figure-flattering, chic, stylish and most importantly stain repellent— it's the signature color of our industry and here's how to style it.

TIP 1: Play With Texture

It's true, black goes with everything. From silk and satin to linen and flannel, the beauty of black is that you can mix fabric options without looking overdone.

TIP 2: Know Your Shapes

This is a lesson in dressing your body type. Use this subdued color to play with interesting silhouettes. Find items that celebrate your curves, height or lack of either. Do you have an itty bitty waist? Show it off in a peplum top. Flaunt it with an A-line dress.

TIP 3: Layer Up

You never know what the temperature in the salon will be. You may be inside, outside, with or without air conditioning or heat. Remember when it comes to mastering the art of layering, start with the basics, a lightweight knit sweater or a shift dress are great foundation pieces.

TIP 4: Add A Statement Piece

Take your outfit from drab to fab by simply piling on the accessories. A leather jacket, statement jewelry, scarves or hair accessories can add just the right amount of edge of frill to your look.

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