So my lovely sister pointed out to me recently that I don’t often wear black. It’s true, I don’t and there are a few reasons for this;
1. Here in the UK it is ‘supposed’ to be summer, so while jeans and cardigans are necessary most of the time, I’ve been trying to stick to summery colours to stop myself from falling into a Seasonal Affective Disorder slump. I do wear more black in winter, I think we all do.
2. I own a lot of Navy and therefore, a lot of what I wear needs to ‘go’ with Navy, so Navy is my black you could say.
3. I’m not a huge fan of black & colour combinations. I like black with white, black with caramel and at a push black with denim. Black and royal blue is growing on me (see my outfit at the Garden Party). Black and red, for example, makes me want to cry, same goes for black and pink. Claiming black ‘goes with everything’ is an excuse to be lazy with colour coordination.
4. My mum doesn’t own a single piece of black clothing and never has.. Maybe it’s genetic!
Having said all that, I think there is a place for black in every woman’s wardrobe. I like black for evening wear, it’s a dramatic colour and for formal occasions it looks amazing. Black jeans are the very best to slim your thighs and I absolutely love ‘monochrome’ combinations of black and white. What I don’t think we should do it shun colour in our everyday wardrobes in the hope that black will be more slimming, sophisticated or stylish as this isn’t always the case.
So, I suspect that many of you have wardrobes bursting to the seams with black buys?
Will you give colour a go?