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I’ve gone to the dark side in terms of my outfit choices lately. It’s not a bad thing, more of an observation. An all black outfit will forever be classic and it’s one of my favourite combinations to wear. It’s simple yet effective and that applies whether it’s workwear, casual day to day attire or for more formal affairs. If ever in doubt, opt for black. This transcends whether you’re 16 or 60, petite or tall, large or small.
A way I like to shake up an all black outfit and cut through the block tone is to mix different textures. The black tailored blazer is woven and has a coarse finish. This makes it more durable as well as giving a textured base to start from. A pair of smooth faux leather trousers contrast really well against the different fabric and stand out even though they are the same tone. The mix of a rougher material against the silky smooth faux leather is a great choice and enables you to add dimension to your outfit without making much effort.
The gold accents from the buttons on the blazer, hardware on the bag and detail on the shoes are subtle but effective. They pop out from the solid black base and break up the otherwise plain silhouette.