Sometimes basic black is just too, well, basic.

Turn it around with some white stuff -- pure, pristine, uncomplicated, though, as you can see, not necessarily virginal.


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Designed, hand-cut and hand-sewn by Kim Conte, the No Dice Bunny-Ears Hat (1, $55 at Solar Waves, 316 Queen West, 416-599-5921, nodice@accglobal.net) is made of faux fur and shag fabric and lined with 16-ounce polar fleece. Wired ears let you manipulate your look.

You’re sure to feel like a star when you wrap yourself in this Mongolian Fur Boa (2, $48 at Aritzia, 280 Queen West, 416-977-9919). It’s a great add-on to funk up an ordinary jacket. Worn as a shawl over a sexy dress, the lambswool warms your shoulders while the acetate lining feels silky-smooth next to your skin.

The sparkly-button cardigan with fur trimming (3, $119 at Pam Chorley’s Fashion Crimes, 395 Queen West, 416-592-9001) is faux fur on a 94 per cent polyester, 6 per cent lycra blend. One size fits all — who dare.

White Sissy Pants (4, $29 at Fashion Crimes) are 100 per cent nylon. Be all about today’s fashions in yesterday’s undies, reminiscent of early 20th-century styles. Definitely for the not so conservative.

The fishnet turtleneck mohair vest (5, $40 at Fashion Crimes) is 20 per cent acrylic, 15 per cent wool and 65 per cent mohair. It has warmth and fashion appeal wrapped up in one all-purpose look for the season.

Leather Unity Shannon Boot sells for $219 at John Fluevog Shoes (6, 242 Queen West, 416-581-1420, www.fluevog.com) and is also available in pink, beige, blue and black. Look for the store’s big 60-per-cent-off January sale.white on!

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