Back to black, by fashion writer Gina Akers

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Cyberjammies Mae Knit Top and Brushed Check Pyjama Set, £45

It’s always the easy fashion ‘go to’, looks great on everyone and goes with everything, that’s why this season takes style back to simple, we’re going back to black.

Team smart black jeans with any colour top to create instant day or night looks. For that special night out the little black dress is always a winner. When you haven’t got time or aren’t sure on what colour accessories to go for you can always make it work with black.

Fashion:

Keep out the cold whilst looking super stylish in the Helly Hansen Ladies W HH 100% Merino Wool Fleece Hooded Jacket in Ebony (£180). Wearing black makes adding another shade to your outfit easy, none is easier to add than white to give that sharp monochrome look, the Ladies W Motionista Jacket (£320) by Helly Hansen is a perfect example, visit www.hellyhansen.com

A crisp black t-shirt can suit many occasions Elvi have the right idea with their SELF Confidence Slogan Tee (£19) carrying a bright and positive message.  The Suggestionize embroidered Sweat (£45) is also a great option for a softer almost black look, check out www.elvi.com

Stackers Black Clutch Bag, £50

The Stackers Clutch Bag (£50) is perfect for smart organised style, with an edgy chic look, the multiple compartments are super clever making it a useful statement piece, go to www.stackers.com

Cyberjammies Oliver Knit T-Shirt, £20, & Brushed Check Pyjama Pants, £25

Cyberjammies offer a range of gorgeously luxurious pyjamas in many colours, patterns and styles, to keep you comfy and looking good as you sleep. For ladies the Mae Knit Top and Brushed Check Pyjama Set (£45) and for men the Oliver Knit T-Shirt (£20) and Brushed Check Pyjama Pants (£25) are great choices, visit www.cyberjammies.co.uk

Kempadoo Millar Headwear, from £52

Kempadoo Millar are leading the way in luxury designer headwear (from £58), with fans such as Idris Elba their flat-caps are a wardrobe must have at www.kempadoo.com

The Helly Hansen Business Beanie is ideal for a relaxed colder day look (£20). Complete your sports luxe style with the Mens Gambier LC Trainers by Helly Hansen, super wearable and will go with any outfit  (£100), visit www.hellyhansen.com

Stackers Watch Box, from £45

If you own a watch then you should own a Stackers Watch Box (from £45). Ideal as a watch and/or jewellery box this beautiful vegan leather box really says class wherever you place it, while showing off your treasured timepieces, extra layers can also be added as your collection grows, visit www.stackers.com

Beauty:

Herve Gambs Infusion Noire Unisex Eau De Parfum, £130 for 100ml

If a fragrance was to reflect a colour it would have to be Herve Gambs Infusion Noire Unisex Eau De Parfum (£130 for 100ml) from www.harveynichols.com

Tangle Angel’s original detangling Brush (£12.95) is perfect for both wet and dry hair, combating knots and tangles with ease, available at www.tangelangel.com

Home:

You can be forgiven for thinking black home styling will make rooms dark and dull as this is not the case. Black home accessories are perfect to create a striking or statement scene.

STEM Collection – black

The Anthology Five STEM Wide Base Set (£55) gives you the ultimate flexibility in home accessorising, combined with the height of luxury looks. With 3 different top types including oil candle, tealight holder and vase, you can interchange depending on your mood, from www.anthologyfive.com

The Reroom Grey Stars Washable Rug (£110) is a perfect addition to a room styled with black as the main feature, made from 100% natural cotton, visit www.reroom.co.uk

Rex London Chloe the Cat Soft Cuddly Toy, £16.95

A Chloe the Cat Soft Cuddly Toy (£16.95) by Rex London brings a sense of comfort and fun to any room, machine washable too, from www.rexlondon.com

Secret Projects Diamond Secret Pillow, £50

As the name suggests Secret Pillow (£50) has a secret, it’s a pillow that unfolds into a blanket. Ethically made and available in a variety of colours and patterns from www.secretprojects.org

Rex London Black Drawer Knobs, £3.95 each

For a feel of dark decorative decadence Ceramic Black Drawer Knobs (£3.95 each) by Rex London are a great feature to add to furniture, ideal for upcycling or revamping, visit www.rexlondon.com

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