Good Stuff: Black on Black

Goodlifer: Good Stuff: Black on Black

In fashion it seems we are always looking for “the new black.” This season, however, black is the new black. Finally, a chance to dress head-to-toe in this deliciously dark hue. Mix with a few pieces of statement jewelry in gold tones and play with layering and scale. Shop the mens department for comfy, oversize basics like workers boots and long-sleeve tees and mix them with more feminine pieces for a look that is both edgy and sexy.

The Cypress Jacket by Olga Road
The leather motorcycle jacket is a timeless wardrobe staple which has had a high-fashion moment these past few seasons. Olga Road creates new leather jackets out of upcycled leather trench coats. The leather jackets are cut up and resewn into new styles so the leather is wonderfully worn in and each jacket is one of kind.
$197, Fashioning Change

Media Bracelet by Dirty Librarian Chains
Add some bling to your black with a chunky chain bracelet, a classic statement piece that will never go out of style. This one is made in Brooklyn from 80% vintage reclaimed materials.
$100, Fashioning Change

Tratar Long-Sleeve Crew Tee by KCA by Fashioning Change
This one is stolen from the boys, but why should they get to have such a perfect long-sleeve tee to themselves? That just does not seem fair.  Made of GOTS certified organic cotton and hemp in downtown Los Angeles, CA, this tee is part of the newly launched KCA by Fashioning Change line, which consists of “ethical knockoffs” and simple basics.
$29.98, Fashioning Change

Collinear Cross Earrings by Hovey Lee
Add some attitude with shoulder-sweeping earrings. These ultra-long delicate fluid drop earrings have three tiny cross charms stationed on each thin chain. They’re fairly made from reclaimed brass and recycled copper chain in Los Angeles, CA.
$48, Fashioning Change

Paris Bag by Gunas
Every woman needs a good hangbag that goes with everything. This fall, it’s all about the structured elegant bag. This signature classic shape duffel bag by Gunas is fairly made in the US from coated eco-nylon with a cool metallic gunmetal texture.
$499, Fashioning Change

Worker Black Boot by Brave GentleMan
Footwear this fall is all about comfort — good news for those of us who actually prioritize walking. This traditional men’s worker boot is part of the exclusive Fall 2011 collaboration between Brave GentleMan and Novacas. It’s fairly made in Italy, NYC and Portugal from high-quality faux-leather, and features a moccasin-toe and a lightweight, durable sole.
$250, Fashioning Change

Wendy Scarf by Malia Designs
Brighten up your all-black look a little bit with a beautifully crafted, handmade scarf from Cambodia. For an added feel-good benefit, proceeds from the purchase of this silk scarf supports the fight against human trafficking.
$14, Malia Designs


About author
A designer by trade, Johanna has always had a passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Sweden, she's lived and worked in Miami, Brooklyn and, currently, Ojai, CA. She started Goodlifer in 2008 to offer a positive outlook for the future and share great stories, discoveries, thoughts, tips and reflections around her idea of the Good Life. Johanna loves kale, wishes she had a greener thumb, and thinks everything is just a tad bit better with champagne (or green juice).
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