Why black is my ultimate power uniform
The making of black
To many black is the most flattering, most timeless and most ageless color in the world. It a stable for so many people in their wardrobes from commoners to celebrities. Black is loved by high fashion as well as highstreet fashion. Basicly everybody loves black. But how much we actually know about this spectacular, pure, light absorbing color.
Black is the color palettes darkest color and usually associated with mystery, death, grief, elegance, power, fear, evil, strength, authority, formality, aggression, rebellion and sophistication. In western culture black has been the color of mourning since the Roman empire but fo instance in China black represents winter, water and north.
All the way up until the 14th centry black was not a common color to wear, partly because there weren't good dyes around. But as soon as high-quality dyes appeared and the laws consearning colored cloth got more restrict, it was time for black to start its conquest as the world's favorite color. Even though black was now loved by nobility and monarchs everywhere in Europe, it wasn't till 1927, when the legendary Coco Chanel brought the little black dress in to the lights of stardom, black began to rise. After Chanel's fashion revolution other designers, like Hubert de Givenchy, started introducing black in their collections. And with a help of rising pop culture, everybody wanted to look like Audrey Hepburn in her little black dress from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's, black came here to stay.
Why black is my alltime favorite color to wear?
Don't get me wrong. I love colors but nothing can beat black. Besides black has many great benefits like the ability to make you look slimmer and the fact that it never goes out of fanshion.
But why I choose time and again all black outfits is because black as a color is suttle enough to be worn everyday or in a party but bold enough to make a statement. It's also sophisticated enough to make me feel absolutely posh but casual enough so I don't feel over dressed. I can wear any accessories and jewerly with it and add any kind of shoes I fancy that day. It's the easiest color to dress up or down, and most importantly it will always suit you no matter your skintone or hair color, black is the go-to.
"Women think of all the colors exept the absence of color.
I have said that black has it all.
Their beauty is absolute.
It is the perfect harmony."
- Coco Chanel
How to style black
Black ridiculously easy to style, as you may have already noticed. But there's definitely some tips and tricks to make your ourfits even more sensational.
For this look I wanted something casual but simple and yet cool. I'm wearing just a pare of black jeans and a black top styled with a baker boy hat and some cool earrings and a belt. Lastly I added a pare of patent-leather flats and a deep green shoulder bag to give some color to this look. Mix together different textures in order to achieve more compelling and detailed appearance.
As you see styling black outfits is super easy and fun. Sometimes all you need is a good, strong, basic canvas and accessories it in a right balance.
If you want to add some character to your outfit a colourfull makeup or vintage pieces can really make the look more interesting and eye-catching. Rarer pieces like hats or cloves could also really take your outfit to the next level. Don't be shy because fashion is meant to be fun and there really is no rules regarding what you can or cannot wear. Embrace yourself as you are and good vibes will follow you.
Thank you so much for reading!