One of the hottest styles for Fall 2009 includes a combination of three timeless fashions: black hues, quilting and pearls. The softness and sheen to the pearls offsets the starkness of the black fabrics, creating a striking contrast, while the quilting injects a fun use of texture into the items, an eye-catching design detail that adds interest to the garments or accessory.

One can never go wrong rocking a combination of black hues, quilting and pearls. Check out more on this seafaring fashion theme from Elle below.