Monday, September 16, 2013

Black is the new black.

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... 

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. 


Up next: how to fake perfect brows (in gifs). 

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  1. Amazing black outfit, perfection, the sheer sleeves are awesome. The second look is great too.

  2. Wow I love the two outfits!
    Black is my fave thing to wear !!

  3. Love these looks.. I always find myself in black as well, and am learning to love it!

  4. that's a really nice black suit. i think black is one of those colours that is easy to wear but hard to master. love the gold stud accessories - definitely fno worthy!

    steph /

  5. Love the graphic wall- really makes your outfit pop!

    xx Erin

  6. Gorgeous pieces and outfits! I love black because then you can focus on the detailing/textures/silhouettes they are in!


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  7. I love both monochrome options. Particularly the first look. The sheer sleeves on the jacket are a great touch.

    Christie x

  8. you look fantastic, especially love the first look. so so chic x

  9. Love ist!!
    Xx, Vic

  10. That clutch is fantastic! A beautiful post, I love your styling.

  11. you are absolutely stunning - of course you would look good in just about anything, including black. love the blazer with sheer sleeves!

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  12. You have an amazing blog!!!!

  13. I love classy classic black. Your shoes at the top are JUST BEAUTIFUL. Love them.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  14. GREAT find on the Karen Millen suit set & vest. No doubt a very versatile investment. Timeless & super chic.

  15. When in doubt, always choose black ;)

    love your outfit here and those shoes are killer!