Words by Nicole Thomsen
November 28th, 2016
Black is a uniform, a suit of armour even for some, but while dressing head to toe in the depths of the darkest colour may seem like the lazy girl’s choice, monochrome dressing is no easy task.
Black is practical, yes, but there’s a fine line between emulating the Olsen twins’ moody yet sophisticated style and dressing like Morticia Addams. To avoid looking like a goth warmed up play with textures which will break up the monotony and add a luxe appeal to the outfit. Opt for velvet, the season’s fabric du jour, leather, shearling and satin- luxurious materials that will amp up the simplest of looks. Don’t be afraid to mix these textures as an all black look can carry it off without seeming busy.
Accessorising is also a key part in making sure an all black ensemble doesn’t come across too heavy. Offset the look with accents of gold and jewels to add some interest to an otherwise plain outfit. Gold will pop against the midnight shade while an eye-catching jewel will provide some sparkle without looking like a Christmas tree.
With all of that in mind, shop maven46’s top picks of the coolest, blackest pieces available to buy right now whether you’re shopping for you or in search of that perfect present for your equally black-obsessed friend this holiday season.
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