London Fashion. Black timeless classic street chic

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Since Coco Chanel wowed us with the little black dress, fashion noir has held its status as our essential wardrobe staple. Black is sophisticated, timeless and super flattering. It can be dressed up or down making it a failsafe option for the office or for a glamorous night out. The real key to its popularity though is its versatility - black goes with everything. Buy it in black and you know that piece will be worn time and again and can easily be updated with the latest on-trend accessories.

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These street style girls are not just wearing black, they’re working it. Note the longline, single-breasted boyfriend jacket that gives the look a super-relaxed sophistication. 
By pairing the tailoring with flats they avoid an office look and tie into this season’s burgeoning trend for practical shoes. 
Alternatively, the ankle boots and dress combo gives classic black a stylish edge.
The sleek supersize tote finishes off their style. This look is all about a streamlined silhouette and masculine tailoring.







Watch out for
Nail Spring/Summer 2014 take on black and white with this season’s monochrome update. The catwalks were awash with eye-bending monochrome patterns or sharp black and white tailoring in fresh structural shapes. 

Tips for wearing 
Be on-trend by pairing tailored black jackets with flats or even trainers for a sports luxe feel. Alternatively, black leather is still rocking the catwalk, opt for black leather skirts or jackets for a nod to grunge.  For an evening luxe update choose black with gold lame or fabulous embellishments.





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Mix black with other dark neutrals like navy and grey, but make it zing with a pop or colour or animal print. Since Coco Chanel wowed us with the little black dress, fashion noir has held its status as our essential wardrobe staple.
Black is sophisticated, timeless and super flattering. It can be dressed up or down making it a failsafe option for the office or for a glamorous night out.   The real key to its popularity though is its versatility - black goes with everything.
Buy it in black and you know that piece will be worn time and again and can easily be updated with the latest on-trend accessories.
 
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