Nothing is more classic and sleek than the color black. Audrey Hepburn sported black from her clothes to her cat-eye makeup. Over the years it’s been transformed from chic to punk, to grunge, to posh, and any combination of all of the above. Here are some great ways to incorporate black into your wardrobe.

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Black Dress:

The black dress is the most quintessential of the black clothing items. You can do a black dress in a million ways. There is the classic Audrey Hepburn black dress with pearls, as shown in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A loose fitting black lace dress is the perfect amount of sexy, and can be worn dressed up or grunged down with leather boots and ripped tights, coupled with a boyfriend’s oversized plaid shirt or cardigan. Sequined black dresses or body-con black dresses with cut outs are in this season, and make for the perfect New Year’s outfit.

Smoky Eyes

Smoky, cat-eye make up makes for a perfect, easy-to-achieve smoldering sexy look. Jet black liquid liner, black and grey smoky eye shadow and black mascara make for serious attention grabbing eyes.

Black Thick Framed Glasses

Glasses can make for some of the trendiest accessories, and vision impairment has never looked as good as it does with vintage inspired, thick framed black glasses. Ray Bans supply some perfect unisex frame styles that can create a sexy librarian feel to a dorky Zooey Deschanel inspired look.

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Leather Jacket

Joan Jett greaser-style jackets should have a place in everyone’s closet. A leather jacket can be dressed up or down, and goes great with you little black dress. Combining the recent trend of metal studs with a classic leather jacket is the perfect combination of edgy and punk that will be a huge confidence booster for a night out.

Black Tights

When it comes to something as simple as black tights, there are a million ways to jazz up a boring black stocking. Ripped tights with runs and holes are punk, black lace gives a goth look, a hounds-tooth pattern is classy – there are even ombre tights by Anthropologie.


When it comes down to it, black is the most versatile, sexy color you can incorporate into your wardrobe, and it’s always time to go back to black.