I’ve worn so much red this winter. I love it, it’s warm and mood boosting but I think it’s time for a change. I’ve been trying to step away from the red! When I was in my twenties, along with many of my generation, I owned few clothes that weren’t black. When I look back I think it was so drab, I love colour so why did I deny myself for so long?
Well it was easy for one thing, everything went with everything else. It also made a statement of sorts, I would hate to go back to it now but…..
I do like black, I love the way it can make colours and patterns pop. It also looks good with a lot of jewellery, which you really notice against the black.
I’ve found myself combining black with colour a lot lately. The dirndl style skirt below is a favourite, I love the way the bright colours stand out against the black background:
I’ve tried wearing it with brightly coloured tops and it just doesn’t look right, it needs black .
One of my favourite cocktails contains; vodka, orange juice and campari. The bitterness of the campari offsets the sweetness of the orange perfectly and I think that black can make colour look more striking by adding a touch of inky drama to an otherwise carnival coloured outfit.
I love the way it enhances pattern too. In the new-to-me dress below,
The Aztec style pattern really stands out against the black background . It wouldn’t work against any other colour.
Embellishment looks good against black too, I couldn’t resist this brass embellished top I found on eBay:
So I’ve been rethinking my relationship with black clothes, after eschewing them for so long, they’ve finally found a place back in my wardrobe.
The national preoccupation with the weather has abated and the snow has all but gone. We had it here much less severely than a lot of places but it was nine below zero and worse at one point.
Ziggy didn’t care though, he still wanted a walk and the sunset over the snow one evening last week was so utterly beautiful, that even though everyone may be sick to the teeth of snow photos, I still think this one is worth sharing…
Have a great week.