1. Girls and boys: show flesh.
When dressing in 100% black attire, you need to break it up. Rather than adding a dash of colour which can often come across as tacky and actually defeats the object, reveal a strip of midriff, a hint of cleavage, or a sexy chunk of ankle.
2. Mix up those shapes.
Of course some guys and gals can pull off maxi-maxi black or 'black outfit so skin-tight it resembles a gimp suit', however to play it safe and cool, a mixture of skinny and loose silhouettes always works best. Try the classic skinny trousers and maxi coat combo.
3. Also, mix up textures.
Head to toe black isn't as restricting as many may think. Ladies layer lacy pieces under silky pieces and lads layer denim with cotton with leather.
4. Girls: do NOT wear white underwear.
Aside from ruining the whole illusion in which you're trying to create, it's just tacky.
5. Boys: you CAN wear white socks!!
Okay so for years, my pet hate was those boys who wear white socks with black trousers/shoes, but with style, intelligence and wit this can be cool. White tees are allowed too - just look at Matty Healy....