Packaged in all-black-everything, buff Swedish actor and star of True Blood Alexander Skarsgard was seen stalking through Los Angeles yesterday looking like some sort of strikingly cool Viking/Goth hybrid.

We like this for two reasons:

1)It confirms that the monochrome look is still big news this year, which is good because it's one of the easiest trends to wear (hint: just wear black).

2)There's always the option of including an unexpected splash of colour or pattern for anyone keen to inject an all-black outfit with a bit of interest. But dialled up or pared down, wearing monochrome looks effortless but shows you know exactly what you're doing.