In winter, black is my go-to-colour. It’s easy to wear, slimming and super versatile. As a Melbournian, it goes without saying, I own a lot of it, but there are some simple tricks I apply to ensure I get it right.
As I’m quite fair and short, solid blacks can sometimes look a bit heavy on me, so I tend to buy blacks with contrast in the fabric, such as the pictured Zimmerman velvet dress which is solid, yet sheer, and the pictured sass & bide jacket which features quilting on the collar, sleeves and base. Sheer black silks are great too.
When I do opt for straight blacks, I try to keep it really simple… skinny jeans and a boyfriend-loose fit tee, teamed with a contrasting puffy vest, a cape or tailored jacket.
Then of course, it’s all about the accessories. For me, a great pair of boots are a must. I’m obsessed with ACNE Studio’s Pistol boots! Gold jewellery (or silver if you prefer), a contrasting bag, a luminous glow (I use Hourglass NEW Ambient Lighting Powder), smokey eyes, gloss, a spritz of my favourite fragrance, and I’m set to go!
glow :: escentric molecules, nars limited edition voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir pallete, hourglass ambient lighting powder and kiehls lip balm from mecca cosmetica
How do you wear your blacks?
Images sourced from the web (mania mania, sass & bide, zimmerman, mecca cosmetica and acne studios). Collages by House of Turtle.