• By: Alexandra Hunt

Ask Alex: Break from Black

Q: My closet has morphed into 50 shades of grey, but I’m reluctant to take part in the bright colour trend.  I usually wear all black but I’d like to purchase one statement piece in the New Year. Can you suggest something that will update my all-black wardrobe?

A: Black will always be a classic. You don’t need to step too far out of your comfort zone to update your look with a modern piece. I like this modern tailored blazer from Canadian designers Judith & Charles that can be paired with any black separates you currently have in your closet. Next time you go shopping, look for muted graphic prints, stripes or floral prints even if you continue to stick to neutral shades.

Judith & Charles Virginia-B Jacket $410

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Alexandra Gunn is the Lifestyle reporter for Sun News Network.