Ah, black. The colour (or, scientifically speaking, the absence of colour) I’ve always been most drawn to. Each day, as I get ready for the day ahead, I can’t seem to shake the constant urge to wear black; the colour continues to be my style anchor, and a consistently celebrated wardrobe staple. It is always flattering, timeless, and classic, no matter the occasion—seemingly, you can’t go wrong with black.
As many of my colleagues have pointed out over the years, I never seem to wear enough colour, or really any at all. It’s not that I don’t like vibrant clothing and accessories, rather I’ve just grown accustomed to wearing black for most of my life.
In an attempt to brighten my own wardrobe, and prove my friends that I can indeed wear colour, and lots of it, I recently purchased several colourful pieces—and it’s really given my monochromatic wardrobe that flair it’s been missing.
If you’re like me, persistently drawn towards everything black, do yourself a favour and try out some colour for a change, even if it’s a subtle pastel or merely an accessory. People will notice, and it will do wonders for your outfit. Keep scrolling for approachable coloured pieces to give your monochromatic wardrobe the pizazz its been missing!
Cooperative Carnaby Street Lace-Shoulder Dress ($79)
Alexander Wang Lovisa Suede Pumps, Camouflage ($297)
Topshop Belted Utility Dress, Light Yellow ($105)
Chloé Drew Mini Suede Shoulder Bag, Brown/Blue ($1750)
Freda Salvador Cage Sandals, Military Green/Black ($332)
Madewell Silk Bow-Back Tank Top, Italian Floral ($98)
Jeffrey Campbell Shay Lace Up Flat, Orange Suede ($130)
Jason Wu Daphne Cross Body Tote, Dark Olive ($1995)
Prada Crisscross Suede Platform Sandal, Blue ($670)
Silence + Noise Noise Windowpane Surplice Tunic, Green ($59)
Are you one of those girls with an all-black wardrobe? Tell us some ways you like to brighten your outfit!