With the Met gala already behind us, September’s biggest events have come and gone in a flash. And this includes the long-awaited in-person return of New York Fashion Week. After a handful of seasons viewing the collections virtually, show-going New Yorkers were finally back together to see the collections IRL during five jam-packed days that led up to a night at the museum.

In true New Yorker fashion, street-style usuals like Lauren Santo Domingo, Richie Shazam, and Rachel Seville Tashjian opted for all-black ensembles. Whether it was sleek tailoring or interesting silhouettes or shoes and accessories, these looks were just as striking as their brightly colored and loud printed counterparts. Head-to-toe black isn’t the least bit dull when cutout tops, balloon-shaped pants, or textured fabrics are incorporated. So if you find you’re out of ideas on what to wear, you can never go wrong with the iconic New York uniform-the effortlessly chic and unendingly cool.

Ahead, eight all-black outfits captured on the streets during New York Fashion Week to inspire your ensembles for fall. Nobody wears black better than New Yorkers.

Elevated Basics

Opt for a cool pant silhouette and a visually striking long sleeve top for an update to the basic jeans and T-shirt.

Striking Suiting

There are few things better than ultra-sleek, all-black suiting-plus the suit vest is having a moment too.

Well Embellished

Give your all-black look some shine with added embellishment, from gold charms to crystal accents.

Pushing Buttons

Button-front details add a nice contrast to fall’s black dresses.

Printed Matter

Okay, it still counts if the prints are black-based-especially when incorporating onyx-colored accessories.

Soft to the Touch

Plain black won’t fall flat if it offers a little something extra: A bit of texture, like cloque or puffed padding, goes a long way.

Anchored Embroidery

Not-so-subtle statements feel grounded when anchored with black, like this embroidered dress and embellished sandal.

Gold Dust

Gold hardware adds a nice contrast for an elegant, evening-ready look.