A couple of years ago I would have been of the mindset that all-black outfits are extreme and morbidly boring. Yet sometimes I just want to wear black. Head-to-toe black, in fact. To get around the sometimes dowdy boring look that goes with all-black outfits, I use a simple trick of varying season appropriate fabrics and textures. With this look I contrasted hard textures of a leather skirt and edgy heels against soft ones of a cashmere turtleneck and velvet fedora. Black ties the individual pieces together while the textures cleverly break up the palette creating a very cool, dramatic outfit.
Skirt: Newlook || Turtleneck: Neiman Marcus || Heels: Alexander Wang Freja (here) || Watch: Vintage Casio || Fedora: F21