We all have those getting dressed, running late moments when we finally stop the chaos to commit ourselves to one strategy: sometimes it’s "I’ll start with jeans" or "I’ll wear those heels," but either way, it’s finding something fixed to build around. For me and I think a lot of my friends, that process is often starts with picking a color to focus on, usually black—black dress, black shoes, black bag, go. It’s just so easy. Everyone has black stuff in their closets, right?
Still, while that monochrome strategy ends usually ends in safe, decent outfits, they can too often look too safe, more towards the lazy and boring side of the spectrum than the polished one. Not like these all black outfits above, which are exciting enough that we’re bookmarking them as templates to copy for our next frazzled, behind-on-time days. From swagger-full street style stars in flat brim hats to super-poised Miranda Kerr in pointy toe pumps, these looks might not have much in common behind that all black palette—except that they’ve got the all-black-but-all-awesome thing down. I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use a lesson in that. Click through above to see them all, and to shop their standout items, too, of course.