For our newest Staff Picks, we enlisted Marcus, our resident...

For our newest Staff Picks, we enlisted Marcus, our resident lord-of-darkness-in-training, to pick some goodies for boys and girls. Naturally, his selection is dark and moody, but loaded with lots of cool details that will make you look twice. Check out the rest of Marcus’s picks by clicking HERE or on the picture above.

Just because I picked dark things doesn’t mean you have to go goth. Minimarket’s Bullet Dress is a smart nod to 90’s Versace without a full retro moment; throw on a pair of brightly colored tights and it’s instantly modern. Likewise, LD Tuttle’s The Weave ankle boot is perfect for anybody who favors a dark palette like me, but you can easily dress them down with blue jeans and a tee. Odyn Vovk’s Melton Cowl Coat is my philosophy of dressing in a single piece: simple — but smart — details that turn a basic coat a real statement. If you’d prefer your darkness in a small dose, the Nom de Guerre Field Scarf will add texture, a bit of pattern, and a dramatic injection of volume to any look.