Easy, get colorful! I'll explain. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I love two things: The 80s and the color black. I don't veer very often from an all black ensemble. Don't get me wrong, I love color but there is something about black that has always made me feel comfortable. Maybe i'm attracted to its sleekness or more importantly its slimming affect. Honestly, black will always play a lead role in my closet regardless of mood, trend or season because it carries with it a sense of ease and chill. It's like that cosmopolitan friend that fits in everywhere they go.
As for the 80s, what wasn't there to like. We saw one of fashions most explosive decades. You dressed the way you felt and others felt it! Who could forget the pant craze trend introduced by Z. Cavaricci's. With their elaborate pleats, a super high waist, loops and fold over buttons that were a hit among the girls and boys.
OK, So how does all of this explain my contradictory response? How do you elevate black on black? Simple. You make sure your black pieces have details that pop. You want to be vividly distinctive so that it stands out. It's what being colorful is all about. With this look I wanted to pay tribute to the detailing style of the 80s and combine it with the chillness of the color black. I took a black pant resembling a pair of Cavariccis with a modern wax denim twist and paired it with a black cotton sweatshirt with detailed embroidery and slipped on a pair of black cashmere laced finger-less gloves. I further elevated my look with a pair of my favorite booties. Lastly, I must confess that my look wasn't completely black. I couldn't help but sport a pair of my new favorite white oval shades. The 80s girl in was telling me to dress how I feel! Hope you enjoy my post and it elevates you :) -SF xx
P.S. Did you spot the other color in my look? Hint: It's Purple!
Lip Applique Sweatshirt: Jimi Roos
Crossover Front Jeans: R13
Fingerless Gloves: Autumn Cashmere
Booties: Sergio Rossi
Shades: Saint Laurent