Black has always been in the limelight for being the most preferred colour. If you've ever wondered what makes black a favourite of fashion's most trend-savant people, then, let us tell you this. One can never go wrong with the shade (think: no fashion faux pas!). This season, we're especially inspired by social media influencers who have owned the colour and made it their own by wearing their noir outfits with a biker jacket, going full-power floral with the shade or simply adding sheen to it via metallic accents.
These looks by our 'It' bloggers are easy to emulate, will leave a lasting impression, and are guaranteed to warrant some edits to your existing wardrobe with an influx of black. For such times, do check our collection of handpicked black outfits.
Ayushi Bangar, @styledrive
Ayushi Banger aka styledrive is known for her chic and feminine personal style. We love how she beautifully carries this black floral gown with an embellished belt.
Our fashion editors are totally loving this goth-meets-floral trend by these designers.
We suggest pairing this dark floral trend with kundan jewellery to offset some of that gothic vibe. You can also wear it along with earthy-toned accessories to avoid contrasts.
We wonder how Shereen gets the fusion look right all the time. This attempt of an indo-western look by pairing a traditional banarasi saree with a denim jacket is a sight for our sore eyes. Making it one of the best looks at Lakme Fashion Week, the contemporary drape of the saree, further accentuated with a tie-up waist belt, strikes golden points. We love the way how she has minimally accessorized herself with just a black handbag.
Masoom Minawala stole all the show with the Anamika Khanna outfit she wore at Cannes. The multi-coloured embroidery on a plain black lehenga gives us a major tribal vibe.
If you wish to step out of your box and experiment with this look for a wedding cocktail party, we suggest you discover our Anamika Khanna collection at the Aza Altamount store.
If we had to style the look ourselves, we would pair it with chunky oxidized necklace and a ring to complete the look. Remember to keep the skin and make-up bare (secretly thanking the influencers for the no make-up, make-up look).
Kritika Khurana, @thatbohogirl
What's a contemporary saree without some pleats and waves? Kritika looks her chic best in a pleat-bordered saree with a deep v-neck tie-up blouse. We would love to experiment with tiered necklaces to add some oomph to our decolletage. As if the saree was not enough to feel classy, some wine-stained lips are the perfect resort if you feel adventurous about the look.
Sejal Kumar styled this otherwise simple Punit Balana saree (courtesy, Rhea Kapoor, of course) with a high-octane motorbike jacket and elevated the whole look. Because we love ourselves the idea of wearing a detailed blouse with a simple saree, here's suggesting an alternative to the Punit Balana number with this SVA-variant that even comes with a cape-style jacket.
For those unafraid to experiment a little, we suggest this Rimzim Dadu number with a silver pallu, should you want to ride the crest of the metallic trend that's taken the fashion world by a storm.
Mitali Sagar, @houseofmisu
Speaking of the metallic trend, we like this gleaming black Amit Aggarwal number that Mitali, the highly fashionable second-half of House of Misu, has worn here. Since the end of the year demands a highly attention-grabbing wardrobe from everyone, we suggest you stock yours with our picks of black party dresses. Go sans jewelry or wear some crystal shoulder-dusting earrings, you'll be party-ready.
Dolly Singh, the internet sensation known for her instant wit and humour along with her styling skills, dons this chic black pant-set for a formal event. Since pant-suits are a perfect canvas for accessorizing, our ever-favourite classic pearls or crystal necklaces is our go-to resort with a red lip. We would also love to go a step ahead and experiment with just the chunky 90's wooden bangles.
There is no outfit that Natasha cannot carry well. This simple yet elegant LBD has our heart and we love how beautifully she has paired it with classy accessories. Since the party is just around the corner, here's presenting our favourite LBDs that you can wear.
A bright pop-pink tote bag with stilettos can be a pair-up that we would love to see to break the monotony of the look. Brownie points if you nail the waist-belt like she did that accentuates her waist.
Love how these influencers have styled these black outfits? View more of our collection of classy black styles and let us know how you will style them with accessories.