Head to toe black outfits can be harsh but black is my favourite colour to wear and will always be a staple in my wardrobe. So in order to make an all black outfit look interesting and not "flat", I need to add texture.
Today's outfit started with a tweed knit skirt I bought at Cleo Petite before Christmas and haven't worn. It was actually a bit tight when I bought it and then became tighter (darned shortbread cookies!) but thanks to Lean Eating, when I tried it on last night, it fit beautifully. I paired the knit skirt with my sleek and drapey side tie boat neck top to add softness and volume to the shorter and slimmer fitting skirt. Then I added my black large polka dot hose for even more texture and visual interest. My one shot of colour is my blue/purple suede booties.
My accessories consist of my black/white handbag, silver ring and a vintage grey/silver bangle....and of course, a swipe of red lipstick!
I'm happy in this outfit and although some consider black to be an easy, bordering on lazy, colour choice, I still think it can have "oomph".
So what do you think? Boring black? or interesting black? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.
BTW - camera is doing funny things to the shine of the shirt on my chest. I promise you that my breasts do not look like car headlights IRL!
And Gain thinks every outfit needs a shot of orange!
Top & skirt: Cleo Petite
Handbag & bangle: thrifted