There are days when I just want to wear black, black and more black. It’s easy and everyone takes you seriously. I was in a bleak mood when I put together this outfit. I put on the red blouse to lift up my mood, but it was too cold to wear my jacket unzipped. It was interesting because I found the dark, monochromatic colors strangely comforting.
The key with wearing black and more black is to break up the solid color with different textures. Back in the early 90′s when wearing all black was THE look, making sure all the blacks went together was quite a feat. Some blacks are more reddish, some more blue. Black knits can get a bit faded as can black denim. We learned quickly to break up the blacks with different textures. By wearing black leather with a black heavy knit skirt the different shades aren’t noticeable.
And I felt seriously fierce.
- Black leather biker jacket from The Gap (Here is a similar style from The Gap)
- Black pencil skirt from White House Black Market (I bought mine years ago, but they still sell the same black ponte knit pencil skirt.)
- Black Purse from Nordstroms
- Black knee-high boots by Lou (They’re not exactly the same, but this pair from Rag & Bone are pretty darn cool as are this wedge-heeled pair.)
Ever wear an all black outfit? How do deal with competing shades of black?