Street Style: Back to Black

The most-loved hue among the city's chicest women returns. An urban uniform mysteriously layered on for clean, classic and often avant-garde feel.

Celia L. Smith Jan, 16, 2014

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There's nothing more luxe than layering in leather.

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Classic pieces in this classic shade is a winning combo.

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Play up a monotone look with textures.

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Add textures to tonal colors.

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Play with proportion in a cropped coat and pant.

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This color is far from boring when styled right.

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Experiment with layering in varying lengths to give a look more personality.

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Go to new lengths in a maxi dress and ankle-length coat for drama.

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Take a look from casual to cool instantly in a cropped jacket, skinny's and flats –– in jet black.

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Take this already cool hue to next level cool with fun kicks.

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Pile-up cozy fabrics for a fun Aspen-meets-NYC style.

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Throwback pieces feel a bit more modern in classic black.

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Contrasting fabrics standout in a sea of black.

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Throw in lace for instant sex-appeal.

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Take a basic look over-the-top with fancy footwear.

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Leather and fur make the chicest companions.

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A classic LBD transcends all seasons and occasions.

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Amp up an all-black look with patterned accessories.

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Black that's a tad bit faded and ripped lends rocker appeal.

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Camoflauge a casually dressed-up look with ease.

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Take a look from relaxed to ready for a night-out with heels.

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Gold accessories against black immediately feel richer.

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Bold touches pop against a colorless look.

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A fab fur tops this tonal look.

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When all else fails keep your pieces classic.

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Go grunge in leather and fringe.

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Understated style is always cooler.

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Pile on as many pieces as you please.