I just never feel as good about a purchase as I do when it comes in black. If the requests I get for shopping picks via DM are anything to go by, a whole lot of you feel the same way. Apparently, you’re all looking for chic winter essentials in black—black coats, black jeans, black tops, black boots, black sneakers, black bags—wear-on-repeat items that will outlast the season, with the caveat that you still want them to feel cool and on-trend.
One of the many perks of shopping for black clothing and accessories (on top of it being chic, effortless, timeless, versatile, yadda yadda) is that it encourages getting experimental with shapes, silhouettes, and embellishments. It’s permission to let your lapel be enormous, your tote bags quilted, your shirts cuffed with feathers—a little low-key drama, if you will. Should that not be your cup of black tea, I also give you a slew of classic coats to wear forever, chic winter footwear and handbags that will get you compliments, and plenty of great tops to wear with jeans. From luxury buys worth investing in to affordable items that outperform their price tags, here are 98 ways to make sure your head-to-toe black looks are anything but boring.