Photographed by Stephen Mark Sullivan

No matter what time of year it is in New York City, you’ll always spot people wearing the unofficial color of choice: black. Little black dresses, black motorcycle jackets, black combat boots and to pull it all together, black glasses. But don’t assume that choosing the same color means everyone looks the same. Limitless shapes and weights make this a surprisingly easy look to individualize. A black frame is anything but basic.

–Iris Johnson