Dress: Toast
Shoes: Zara

As any style-conscious person knows (and, well, any person), fashion is constantly changing, with new shapes, cuts and styles evolving our wardrobe each season. For the most part it's exciting, innovative and having new trends to work into your personal style each season is really refreshing. 

But there's something to be said for the classics - the crisp white shirt, the tailored blazer or the well-cut jeans - and the place they'll have in your wardrobe for years, no matter what's trending. The black dress is one of said pieces. The safe choice, maybe, but it's timeless for a reason; throw it on and it's an easy, chic look in an instant - one that's elegant and totally effortless.

When it comes to such a simple piece, the quality of the fabrics, the cut and the shape become of the utmost importance. This one from Toast is wool, making it the perfect piece for this time of year, while its ability to skim the body is flattering and comfortable. Plus - just look at that beautifully pleated back.