I don’t often wear black, or black and white
I like black and white as a colour combo, but I find it a bit too severe for my natural colouring. And although I really like black accessories, I don’t like wearing black clothes, even in combination with other colours. It’s as if black takes the life out of any other colour next to it. So, I usually opt for navy and white instead, as I find it a bit kinder to my face…
However, every now and then I try to make use of the very few black (or black and white) pieces I have. This usually means adding an accent colour to the mix, with varying results.
This time I decided to add some natural, warm tones to soften the look. It doesn’t hurt that a cognac bag and gold jewellery also make this rather plain outfit look more sophisticated and luxurious.
As I was aiming for a casual but sophisticated, minimalist outfit, I decided to keep the accessories and jewellery simple, streamlined and delicate. Just a couple of gold rings and my mother’s bracelet, with a minimalist pair of sunglasses.
And the sunglasses… There’s something very 70’s about them, isn’t there? The delicate rim, the square shape… Not the obvious choice for someone with a rather angular face. I tend to go for oversized cat-eye styles as they always compliment my face, so I was surprised how well this style suits me. And how much I like it.
This is an outfit my late mother could have put together. Well, except for the graphic t-shirt. And she probably would have opted for either olive green or navy and white instead of black and white. But the accessories are straight out of her playbook. Maybe that’s why I like this version of black and white: it feels natural, and it connects me with my ‘style DNA’.
t-shirt: PBO (old) / trousers: Grizas (old) / cardigan: Gant /
shoes: Ecco (old) / bag: Coccinelle / sunglasses: Longchamp
How do you wear black and white?
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