7 Fashion Staples You Absolutely Need in Black

Trust us, there's no such thing as too much black.

A black sweater, handbag, and booties
Little black dress from Lulus photo

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LBD

If you don't already have an LBD in your closet (or even if you do), this versatile number from Lulus is calling your name. Its fit-and-flare design flatters all body types and features a high neckline and keyhole back making it great for almost any occasion. Before going into the office, we suggest layering the dress with a denim jacket and finishing the look with the felt hat and black booties featured below. Oh, and did we mention this dress also has pockets? Don't mind us, we'll be adding every color to our carts. ($38; lulus.com)

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Black statement earrings from Amazon photo

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Statement Earrings

If Amazon isn't the first retailer that comes to mind when you're on the hunt for the perfect pair of earrings, it will be after you lay eyes on this black boho-inspired pair. Not only are these earrings super affordable, they're also made with high-quality metal and polyester so you don't have to worry about your earrings falling apart after one wear. Rock these statement earrings with a red dress for your next date night, or keep it casual with a ruffled blouse and skinny jeans. ($13; amazon.com)

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Black knit sweater from H&M photo

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Knit Sweater

The options are nearly limitless when it comes to styling this black sweater, and the best part is it costs less than $15. It's made with ultra soft, lightweight materials that will keep you cozy on your day off from the gym, or keep you looking professional at work when layered with a button-up blouse underneath. (You might as well add the other colors to your cart too—we won't judge.) ($13; hm.com)

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Black ankle boots from Zappos photo

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Ankle Boots

Every fashionista knows that a pair of shoes can make or break an outfit, and these leather ankle booties are totally worth the splurge. Their waterproof construction and insulated lining make them great for year-round wear, while the cushioned footbed will keep you comfortable even after spending hours on your feet. Plus, they'll give any outfit an irresistibly edgy vibe. ($105, usually $150; zappos.com)

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Black wool floppy hat from Nordstrom photo

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Floppy Hat

If you look forward to wearing a floppy hat while soaking up the summer sun, you'll want to add this wool option to your closet too so you can continue rocking your favorite accessory even when the weather turns. Pair it with a flowy long-sleeve dress and tights to complement your boho-chic style, or wear it with a low messy bun on those days when your hair just won't cooperate. Obviously black is our first choice, but it's also available in three other pretty colors. ($23, usually $39; nordstrom.com)

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Black high-rise skinny jeans from Everlane photo

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Skinny Jeans

Finding the right pair of skinny jeans can be a struggle (we've all been there), but once you slip into these high-rise skinnies from Everlane you'll wonder how you ever lived without them. The premium denim provides a comfortable fit with just the right amount of stretch to leave you looking and feeling your best every time you wear them. Thousands of satisfied customers label these jeans as "perfection" and call them their all-time favorite. What more could you ask for? ($68; everlane.com)

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Black Ted Baker crossbody bag from Nordstrom photo

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Leather Crossbody

A reliable handbag that goes with anything is an essential accessory for any wardrobe. Add this black leather crossbody to your collection and you'll have a place to store all your daily necessities without having to compromise your outfit—or lug around a large tote. It comes with a detachable gold chain so you can use it as a clutch for more formal events too, like weddings and work parties. And don't worry, the magnetic flap closure keeps all your items safe and secure. ($139; nordstrom.com)

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