Bold and Timeless: Statement Black Accessories For This Season and the Next
People are always saying X or Y "is the new black." But we want to know, why is everyone trying to replace black? It's the single most versatile color in your wardrobe: it's timeless, chic, and tough to stain. Pop on a black mock-neck sweater, and you're instantly a Parisian; wear a black tee with oversize jeans, you'll have off-duty model vibes.
That being said, if you're not sure how to go black when it comes to accessories, we're here to show you how they can be anything but ordinary. In fact, we've curated a slew of bold black hats, shoes, jewelry, and purses that'll remind you just how powerful, stylish, and eye-catching a black accessory can be.
Topshop Stella Chain Bag
If you're feeling a bit tired of your basic black bag, amp things up with a little bit of metal. This bag ($65) will do the trick, bringing a touch of '90s chain mail to your current look. With a shoulder strap and a magnetic clasp, it's comfortable to wear and can carry all the essentials. It's a timeless black purse with a little extra embellishment.
Stuart Weitzman Lowland Suede Thigh-High Boots
If you're looking for a pair of black boots that stand out from the crowd, try these daring thigh-high boots ($950) from Stuart Weitzman. Expertly crafted with an almond toe and a tie-back closure, they'll add drama to your everyday look, whether you pair them with a mini for a night out or a sheath dress for work.
ASOS Design Vinyl Croc Fisherman Bucket Hat
It's time put away your basic black beanies and fedoras and pick up this on-trend bucket hat ($12, originally $20). Made from sleek faux-croc vinyl, it'll hold its shape better than a classic linen hat — providing a little extra shade and anonymity as you go about your day.
Akola Gia Horn Cuff Bracelet
Crafted from ankole horn, this beautiful cuff ($51, originally $98) makes us want to invest in more black jewelry. Both playful and sophisticated, it'll make a statement with any outfit. Let it peek through a blazer at work or sport it prominently with something casual on the weekend. When you want to feel polished and put together, it's the ideal piece to throw on and go.
Collusion Unisex Textured Padded Scarf
If you're gearing up for cooler days ahead, this puffy black scarf ($25) will keep you warm in style. We love that it hooks into itself for hands-free wear. And while it's fairly large, it'll still tuck into a more oversize coat to keep you cozy when winter hits.
Loeffler Randall Crystal-Embellished Oversize Headband
Embellished with a mass of tiny crystals, this glamorous black headband ($70) is a true statement piece. It'll add a regal touch to any outfit, whether you pair it with trousers and a blazer for work, or jeans and a sweater for date night. Consider it a modern-day crown for the fashion-forward dresser.
ASOS Design Drop Earrings in Black Sequin Disc Design
Accessorize with a little bit of disco thanks to these black sequin–laden drop earrings ($12). They'll add just a bit of fun and sparkle to any outfit and would be particularly appropriate for upcoming holiday parties and a fancy New Year's Eve celebration.
ASOS Design Mentor Bow Loafer Flat Shoes
Need a new pair of loafers? Look no further. This pair ($37) has all the trappings of good style, from shining patent leather to a sweet (yet smart) oversize bow. Simple to slip on and with an almond-shape toe, they marry comfort and good looks — an essential combination for the best black accessory.
Adrienne Landau Faux Fur Earmuffs
Be bold when it's cold with these sweet faux-fur earmuffs ($35). They're the essential black accessory you didn't know you needed. But you'll be truly grateful for them when it's ice cold outside and you need to walk to the train (or even just to your car). With a slim headband and big fluffy muffs, they give off chic après-ski vibes (and are fully animal friendly).
Monki Cat Eye Sunglasses in Black
We're here for the cat-eye sunglasses trend. Both classic and elegant, the cat-eye provides style and anonymity when you need it the most. This pair by Monki ($18) will deliver a little extra glamour with thick frames, slim arms, and dark-tinted lenses. They're the bold, black accessory you'll wear everywhere — and turn heads in the process.