Back in Black


I think there is/was a time in everyone's life, where they went blackDressing 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.

Edited by me via VSCO cam
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3 Comments so far

  1. I'm pretty much obsessed with black all the time…it's just so easy and so effortlessly chic. Love the outfit you've got going on in this post…and your hair is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous!


  2. Super :)
    Congrats for your win!

  3. Nice world of Black :) Congrats!!