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Black on Black: 11 Style Panel tips for how to wear black in new and unique ways

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Black on Black

Black. In fashion, the colour is both a classic and a classic fall back. Black looks good on anyone and will always go with any outfit, so no wonder most of us choose it as a safe and comfortable look on those days when we can’t find anything to wear. However, as is the case, black on black can sometimes look stale and even overwhelming, even if you’re wearing just one black piece. However, leave it to our Style Panel this week to tear down that notion and show us how to wear black clothing in the most interesting ways.

For Fall 2012, many designers showed us how to wear black in a multitude of ways. From the ‘90s-inspired studs at Versace to the more elegant black lace at Salvatore Ferragamo, the darkest shade was used to make outfits stand out with edge and decadence.

The ladies of our Style Panel took cue from the runways, but have done so in such unique ways that no two girls have even slightly similar looks. New Style Panel members Jacquelyn Son of Style Worthwhile, Deanne McRae of Threadbare and Stephanie Sterjovski of stephaniesterjovski.com all took risks by going for (almost) all-black outfits, but in the end they each looked completely modern and on trend. Black is boring? Not this time.

Question 30: Show us how to wear black in unique and different ways. Read the answers now! »

Or jump to: ALYSSA LAU, EDMONTON | AMY NELSON, CALGARY | BARBARA ANN SOLOMON, TORONTO | CARA MCLEAY, VANCOUVER | DEANNE MCRAE, MISSISSAUGA | JACQUELYN SON, VANCOUVER | KAYLA SHORT, HALIFAX | KD FAUSTINO, CALGARY | KRISTIN MACDONALD, FREDRICTON | KRYSTIN LEE, TORONTO | STEPHANIE STERJOVSKI, TORONTO

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  • Kathy Mann

    Black is definitely a classic, but in fashion it’s just too safe and the pairings here are just too obvious. I think if it’s going to be showcased as a fresh take on black, perhaps there should be more stylized peices to make a statement outside of this obvious & safe choice. Just my opinion.

  • lauren

    man, i hate everything barbara ann tries. i see her here every week and i’ve been to her website, hoping that maybe she’s better on her own terms than doing a fashion challenge but nope. lose the frump girl! don’t be afraid to choose tidy over your version of fashionable.

  • Milli

    I think its a very trendy cool look. I especially love the pop of color in the skirt. Black on black is alright, but feels too depressing. I color and how the skirt flows really makes this outfit stand out. Loving the boots too.

  • http://kaftan-reves.blogspot.com/ Caftan reves

    Thank you for these images

  • Rosemary

    Wearing Black you look just like everyone else. No thanks

  • DREZ

    Uhm…at some point in fashion, you will look like many others. Let it go.

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