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Left to Right: Fresco Towels “Eagle”  / Fresco Towels “Sierra” / Fresco Towels “Diamond”

Left to Right: Ray-Ban Sunglasses / Karen Walker Sunglasses / Cheap Monday Sunglasses

Left to Right: Heidi Klein Bikini  / L*Space Bikini  / Marysia Swim Bikini

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1. Ella Moss Tee / 2. Sam Edelman Sandals / 3. Tibi Jeans

4. Dara Ettinger Earrings / 5. Weston iPad Cover

6. Michael Kors Watch / 7. Lolli Bikini

8. Anthropologie Plates / 9. Lunares Ice Cream Pint

10. Elizabeth and James Dress / 11. Tory Burch Tote

12. Maison Martin Margiela Russian Dolls

Black Out.

1. Club Monaco Dress ; 2. Kenneth Lane Necklace ; 3. NARS Felt Liner

4. Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses ; 5. Alexander Wang Booties

6. Rebecca Taylor Skirt ; 7. Zoe Karssen T Shirt ; 8. Topshop Skull Bracelet 

9. Kissing Fox Belt ; 10. Karl Stud Collar ; 11. Mother Velvet Jeans

12. Monserat De Lucca Tote ; 13. Moto Gloves

Black Out.

Dress: American Apparel  ; Jacket: Zara (ThisThis, or That)

Bag: Car Shoe ($ or $$) ; Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (Suggested)

Some may lay claim to black on black being boring and basic. I, in fact, see it as an extremely creative outlet.

Tip 1: Picking a single color palette allows you to experiment with textures.

Tip 2: Black is one of those colors that you can buy very frugally without it looking cheap (tan- not so much.)

Tip 3: You can choose any pop of color that tickles your fancy.

Tip 4: Black = classy, so it is okay to show a little more skin

Tip 5: DO NOT mix your shades of black if one or more is faded

Photographed by Karen Nickel