Q: I have looked everywhere for the pair of perfect black trousers but can’t find anything suitable – can you help? I am looking for a style that can be worn to work and dressed up for a night out.

TJ, 28, Manchester

Black trousers, NextA: A good quality pair of black trousers are a must-have in any wardrobe!

Head to either Marks & Spencer or Next – both stores offer great value and quality in up-to-the-minute styles.

Next have a wide variety of styles, from bootcut to skinny (left),  whereas Marks & Spencer’s range of black trousers start from the very reasonable £12.50!

Fiona Reardon, Fashion Editor