Black is back for winter

Black is back for winter

When I'm having an off day and nothing seems to look right, I know I can always rely on wearing black.

It hides my lumps and bumps and is super easy to accessorise – which is always a plus!

This shade is also proving to be particularly prominent this year, with the autumn-winter catwalks showing that it's anything but boring.

Rather than dressing in head-to-toe black, the devil was in the detail, with a mixture of textures and prints helping to jazz up plain outfits.

Think leather, lace and fur if you're after an update.

Leather could refer to a cropped biker jacket, or maybe even some chunky riding boots to take you through the chilly weather.

Lace, meanwhile, is a brilliant way to spice up your little black dress option, especially if you have lace sleeves or even a chic collar to capture this season's fondness for Victorian gothic accessories.

Wearing lace is generally considered to either be a smart casual or dressy option, and I love being able to wear lace blouses over simple strap tops to give them a new lease of life.

Other trends I've been noticing both on the catwalk and the high street include fur.

I'm not usually a fan of the faux fur look but with winter occurring ever earlier, it seems it could be a really stylish way to keep warm.

A Cossack hat might seem a step too far, but I'm definitely going to try and rock one when it's snowy out.

I'm always a little envious of those gorgeous pea coats with fur collars, but this year I'm glad I don't have to splash out on a new winter coat to capture this look.

Instead, there are plenty of faux fur stoles and collars with ribbon ties in the shops to help give my black outfit a luxurious edge, while also keeping me snug and warm.

How will you be updating your wardrobe this season?

Posted by Mandy Jones

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