Just because we’re inching our way towards summer doesn’t mean we need to ditch the black. Whether you’re into a loose menswear-inspired look with a sexy, feminine twist or something sleek and tailored, take a cue from two of music’s biggest names, Queen Latifah and Mary J Blige and invest in a timeless, always chic head-to-toe black.
1. Donna Karan Open Front Tuxedo Jacket, $2,995 ; 2. Drew Plainweave Bootcut Pant, $69.90; 3. Burberry Patent Sneakers, $395; 4. Ben Sherman Combination Aviator, $90; 5. Yochi Design Round Beaded Hoop In Coral, $36; 6. Cosabella Never Say Never Bustier, $162
Mary J Blige
1. Jitrois Black Stretch Leather Dress, $3,020 ; 2. Funtasma By Pleaser Women's Arena-2020 Knee-High Boot, $54.95 ; 3. Apt. 9 Ruffled Stretch Belt, $24; 4. Kenneth Cole New York Bracelet, Silver Tone Nine Row Cuff, $48; 5. Vanessa Mooney Set of 3 Old White Seed Glass and Gold Vermeil Bead Bracelet, $137.50 ; 6. Oversize Filigree Chandelier Earring, $24; 7. Judith Leiber Katerina Miniaudier, $2,587