Fashion weeks (and weekends) are taking place all around the globe, with designers and fashionistas in fabulous attendance – meaning this is the time to showcase your stylish side. And, there is one trend that you certainly can’t go wrong with wherever you’re heading this weekend, and it’s head-to-toe black.
The great thing with wearing an all black ensemble is that you can mix and match textures such as leather, lace, silk, satin, wool and more, plus, the dark shade is suitable for nearly all occasions, from shopping to clubbing, and can be dressed up or down.
Some of our favourite celebrities have been photographed posing in ‘all black everything,’ showing us that anyone can pull off the style at any event;
Media personality, actress and model Eku Edewor went for a sports luxe look to the Conversations with Lisa dinner, hosted by fashion designer Lisa Folawiyo in Lagos. The trendy 53 Extra presenter wore a black short-sleeved cropped blouse and complimented it with black leather track pants, which made her outfit pop. She finished the look with a pair of black heeled sandals with silver detailing and black earrings, and we just love how she played with texture here. Top marks!
Over at the MTV VMAs, which took place last month, Beyonce (who needs no introduction) was pictured on the red carpet in a black sheer gown by Nicolas Jebran. The dress, which featured beautiful black embellishment, looked astounding on the star and flattered her curvy figure. As if that was not enough, Queen B also wore dazzling Lorraine Shwartz accessories and left down her signature blonde-brown hair, for a glamorous finish to the look.
Lastly, earlier this year, recording artist Sevyn Streeter attended the Warner Music Group annual Grammy party, sporting a black mesh midi dress. The beauty was nothing short of sexy in the partly transparent look, which displayed a little cleavage action and to add some sophistication to the outfit, the R&B singer rocked a sleek ponytail, bold pink lips and a bejewelled necklace. Stunning!
So, are you a fan of head-to-toe black and looking to be labelled a fashionista? Well, simply shop our top five designer pieces, below and join the fash pack in no time;
Head to an award ceremony or elite dinner this weekend in this black gown by Stella McCartney. With its sports-inspired mesh panel at the back and a fringed trim at the base, this dress can be teamed with a black clutch and gold accessories for an eye-catching statement.
Look utterly glamorous and turn one too many heads in this black crepe and guipure lace, tailored jumpsuit by Pedro del Hierro Madrid. The one-piece features an alluring, dramatic low cut at the front, a nipped-in waist, tapered leg and lace detail at the back, which is ideal for making an appearance to fun, formal occasions.
Scream style in these black slim-fitting leather trousers, which are just perfect for a number of outings this weekend. Pair them with black platform heels and a black blouse for a city-chic look.
Dress in Balmain’s signature style: sharp shoulders and a sleek aesthetic, as you sport this black cropped top with a draped wrap-effect front. Wear this top with a black high-waisted skirt or darkest black trousers and watch as people look to you for their style inspiration.
And with a mother hit piece from the label, why not get ready for the evening in this gorgeous black wool skirt with an outstanding design, from Balmain’s Autumn/Winter’14 line. It will look best rocked with a tucked-in black top, so the beauty of the skirt can really be shown off.
Have a stylish weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #WeekendWardrobe and/or #Black.
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