“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
― Coco Chanel, Chanel
Whether your style is called emo, goth, or super chic, wearing black certainly communicates many messages. I have listened to stylists tell women of a certain age to wear it often...and I have listened to stylists tell us it is too harsh for our complexions, so go navy for a softer look.
No matter who says it, I have trouble avoiding black! I have always preferred it in my wardrobe. I go straight to black garments upon entering any store. In the last ten years, I have attempted to weed it out of my closet after listening to those who say it is harsh, dark and depressing. But, the truth is, BLACK IS ME. I love to wear black pieces. I wear them often and they send the messages I desire to send with my style....none of which are gloomy, or psychotic. I still wear color and love color, but I have decided to just accept my attraction to black as who I am and enjoy it!
I was so pleased when I entered SAKS FIFTH AVENUE last week to be met with a store full of mannequins in super chic black styles! Of course, I just had to share them with you...
So, how do you feel about this controversial neutral? Do you wear it or avoid it? Slimming or not? Harsh or not?
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!