Let’s face it: Black is always the new black. It’s flattering on every figure and is so easy to incorporate into outfits. Black is the perfect canvas to play with trends and new color combinations. To celebrate the notorious Day After Thanksgiving, we are dedicating to our readers three different Black looks that you can wear while shopping, or watching mobs of shoppers, today and every other day.

fashion friday black and pinkBLACK & PINK

All black leather can seem intimidating and dark. To avoid the dominatrix mode, soften the look with pastels and delicate jewelry. Try a slim fitting black blouse with leather (or faux leather) pants, all under an oversized three-quarter length sleeve pink coat. Pair with your favorite black leather ankle boots to elongate your legs like the Acne Black Colt Ankle Boot.  Add a touch of femininity with a woven gold cuff and rose pink crystal ear clips.

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fashion friday black and goldBLACK & GOLD

It’s one of those tried and true color combinations that remain timeless. Adding gold chains and gold lines to a black monochromatic outfit transforms the look into one with character and sass. Jill Sander’s wool pencil skirt with a linear gold leaf print begs for attention. Wear with a simple fitted sweater and pair with classic black pumps. Accessorize with different textures to add dimension to the look. A Chanel Vintage Quilted Mini Flap Bag is always a good idea. To offset the gold in the skirt and the simplicity of the sweater, top off the look with a chunky gold necklace (like the Eddie Borgo Supra Link Necklace that we’ve shown in previous looks).

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  • J-Brand Theodate Wool-Jersey and Chiffon Top
  • Jill Sander Wool Pencil Skirt
  • YSL Escarpin Pump with Gold Tone Metal
  • Eddie Borgo Large Supra Link Choker Necklace
  • Chanel Vintage Quilted Mini Flap Bag


fashion friday black and cobaltBLACK & COBALT

FACT: Everyone needs a little black dress. This peplum little black dress with three-quarter length sleeves is perfect for winter. Raoul’s Lydia dress can transition effortlessly from work to evening cocktails with the addition of some bold cobalt accessories. Couple the dress with extravagant earrings to draw in the light and sport a daring cobalt clutch to capture wandering eyes. Wear with semi-sheer black tights to lengthen the legs. To bring in even more attention to those lean gams, dress your feet in a pair of cobalt suede pumps. Round off the look with elbow-length leather gloves like Kenneth Cole’s Leather and Knit Gloves. 

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  • Raoul Lydia Peplum Dress (optional leather bow)
  • Tom Ford Suede Signature Pump
  • Kenneth Cole Leather Gloves with Long Knit Cuffs
  • Anthropologie Cobalt Lucite Clutch
  • Verdura Quatrefoil Ear Clips
  • Wolford Cotton Blend Velvet Tights


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  • Patricia Yarberry Allen November 30, 2013 at 10:09 am


    I bought my first pair of black leather pants this season and love them. They are surprisingly comfortable or I would never have bought them. They look great with long jackets and sweaters. My leather pants are really warm as well. Since I am not tall, the addition of 15 year old black ankle booties with a thick two inch heel lengthens my legs. I know what a great figure you have, Roz, and bet you would look terrific in these too!

    People used to say, “If you wore that outfit the first time it was a hit, you are too old to wear it now”. As our recent Wednesday Five report on women who don’t dress their age points out, fashion is fun and can express who we are. Don’t Dress Your Age: Six Women Say No to Drab:

    “While our Fashion Friday features often offer advice on how to be chic and age-appropriate, we still believe there’s always room for a little (or a lot of) rebellion. The folks at Senior Planet (love their tagline, “Aging with Attitude,” by the way) reported on the new TV documentary on Britain’s BBC4, Fabulous Fashionistas, which follows six women with an average age of 80 who are determined to look fabulous, have fun, and redefine old age.”

  • Roz Warren November 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Black & pink! Great combination. Although the last time I wore leather pants, I was in my 20s.

  • diane November 29, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Love the black with cobalt. Thanks for the looks and the links, Erica. I never have time to think about pulling things together until it is the last minute. The series of neutrals has helped me shop in my wardrobe and add some color to my neutral looks.
    Happy Black Friday Shopping everyone!