While many in the fashion world look to the runway to determine the next most-sought-after colour trends, there’s a proud crew who could not be bothered. From classicists to minimalists to too-cool-for-colour It Girls, these gals swear by black.
Black is like a true friend who you know will always be there for you, whether it’s a first date or an interview. It’s flattering, alluring, and timeless, regardless of your body shape or size.
And, its confidence-boosting powers are pretty much limitless.
So, when in doubt, wear black, black, and only black.
Going monochrome offers an opportunity to play with proportion and layering, so use it. Longer tees layered with a shorter bomber or oversized coat look considered and perfectly styled when linked by the same colour.
Modernise the classics
Tone-on-tone layering will transform classic pieces into trend-focused look. When styled in black from head-to-toe, chinos, trainers and a simple crew-neck take on a bold aesthetic that feels altogether fresh.
There was a time when a black shirt was the exclusive domain of novelty-tie enthusiasts. But an more.
Head-to-toe black also provides a chance to experiment with different materials: leather jackets, velour joggers or textured sweatshirts – whatever you fancy. The bonus of wearing a ‘safe’ colour is that once you’ve committed to the head-to-toe look, you can make bold moves within the framework.
Go sports luxe
Casual sportswear becomes polished when styled in black. Just remember to carry the look through to the details – wear white socks and the whole thing falls apart.