If you think black is boring, I’m here to convince you it’s time to think again.
First things first: yes, I always wear black (or a monochrome palette of black, white and grey if I’m feeling cray-zay) but I often find myself on a self-inflicted guilt trip over my lack of interest in experimenting with colour – until recently…
Wearing Karen Millen jacket, waistcoat and pants, American Apparel bra, Rachael Ruddick clutch (on sale here) and The Mode Collective shoes.
You see, I’ve come to realise that nailing a head-to-toe black-on-black ensemble takes just as much skill as any colourful combination of mixed prints and layering. Black is what I’m drawn to and it’s what I feel best in, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
A perfect example is the classic black suit. The shape and attention to detail makes all the difference.
I love the way this Karen Millen blazer works with the vest layered underneath. The sheer sleeves keep things exciting and make it the perfect trans-seasonal piece. I’ve also taken a liking to wearing a vest as a top – it gives a bit of a masculine, structured appeal. Oh, and it also helps that the pants are hands down the best (yes, I really mean that) fit I’ve ever come across.
I loved this outfit so much, I wore it on Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. I know it aint no Saint Laurent, but this suit makes me feel Le Smoking.
Wearing Karen Millen dress, Zara bag and Alexander Wang boots.
For the sake of having a more feminine option (and keeping my mother happy), I always have a great black and white printed dress on standby. The addition of a bit of white lightens the heaviness of a LBD, making it way more appropriate for daytime and the warmer months!
See, even my camera got the monochrome memo.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK! X
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