I think there is/was a time in everyone's life, where they went black. Dressing in black was either a way of life to some or to express themselves better or just to look slimmer- because there was a time when magazines told us that we needed to wear black to look thin.I can't remember how I fell into this category, but I did. It was influenced heavily by the music I listened to. A few people still remind me of that goth phase (even though I hate the labelling), but my black sartorial choices weren't out of whim or fancy. I just LOVED black. I even wore black nail paint way before it was made popular by the likes of the Hiltons and the Lohans. And this is what I got to hear from friends - "black and black doesn't match or go together" "you nails look like tar" "who died?" and you can pretty much picture the rest.
Ever since I got into the fashion scene, I started appreciating other colours and slowly fell in love with prints. Now I refrain from an all black look, unless its an LBD, and even then I accessorise with colours. But sometimes I still like to go back to those days.
Over-sized lace jumper (size XL) : Vero Moda | Leather effect leggings : Berskha, Milan 2009 | Cat sling bag : H&M, Dubai | Lace bustier (worn inside) : Victoria's Secret | earrings : Fab Alley | Wedges : Joanna, Dubai | skull palm ring & anchor ring : Dragon Mart, Dubai | Sunnies (even though it was raining-ish) : Aldo | Geometric neckpiece : Add Ons
Currently obsessed with and dreaming of these beauties..
1. Nina Ricci patchwork lace dress | 2. Marc by Marc Jacob's watch | 3. Sheinside cat eye sunnies | 4. Charlotte Olympia handcuff perplex clutch | 5. Zara studded flats
Tips to wear all black
Play with shapes and silhouettes - Hello beautiful draped lace dress from Nina Ricci.
Textures make a big difference - studded flats to the rescue.
Add some quirk when it comes to accessories - like a handcuffed clutch! Or settle for a cat bag like me.
Add a metallic element while accessorizing - like the text and rim on the Marc Jacobs watch.
Wear a bold lip colour. You can sometimes also sneak in a bold coloured heels - or just a pair of dark shades.
Pictures : Sheehan Rysa Photography
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