Black Jeans are pretty much the ultimate wardrobe staple. Along with Breton tops, this is one piece you'll get wear out of for your whole life so you can justify investing.
That said, it's not hard to pick up a good pair of black jeans on the high street at around the £40 price point. Topshop jeans are a favourite, and Mango and Zara also have strong denim collections.
Though black jeans go with pretty much everything - from the new season's hero piece, the roll neck jumper, to your favourite band tee, the fit is important.
So, what shape are you after? The best thing is black jeans suit every body shape, but different cuts are more flattering on different people. Want to show off a small waist and lengthen your legs? Opt for a pair of black high waisted jeans. Want a pair that cuts on the hips? A classic pair of black skinny jeans are what you're after.
Or, if you want to steer clear of skinny jeans, opt for a pair of loose-fit jeans. Though we love a mom jeans, we think black pairs work best a little distressed so opt for black ripped jeans.
Not only are they a chic jean choice, worn by pretty much everyone in the fash pack - from Caroline de Maigret to Alexa Chung - styled up in their individual ways, but they are the most versatile piece you can own. The white t-shirt of the denim world, if you will.
Check out our edit of the best black jeans for a pair you'll love...