Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. … [Its] beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Coco Chanel

Below are 5 rules to follow when you want to wear all black clothing:

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allblack2allblack11use1. Vary the fabrics and textures. MY #OOTD combines black denim, leather (shirt) , wool (vest). Tip : do not wear all black cotton it is almost impossible to pull off.
2. Fabrics: ensure it is appropriate for the season. A black linen dress will not work for fall or winter it is generally relegated to late spring and/or summer. However, you can purchase “seasonless” fabrics such as microfiber as shown in this previous blog …Tip : great CPW for garments that are made with a “seasonless” fabric.
3. When putting together a black-on-black, fit becomes even more important. Take advantage of the fact that black is slimming and have the clothes be more fitted and flattering. Tip: camouflage less flattering areas using longer pieces over more fitted garments I.e: my vest which elongates ,therefore de-emphasising my hip area.
4. Add interest with accessories. Bold, colorful jewelry becomes the statement piece of your outfit. Tip: have the eye move upward by framing your face with accessories. I love wearing silver accessories, especially this silver statement choker & pair of silver/onyx earrings.
5. Make your outfit more dressy or casual with the simple change of lipstick color. Tip: you can wear red lipstick day or night but change the hue and transparency..lighter for the day and darker for the evening.

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” Coco Chanel

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