OCTOBER 21TH 2016

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING

FASHION

POWASSAN ON, CANADA.

I'm one of those people that loves to wear black. While I don't wear it all the time I find that I am most confident and comfortable when I wear it. Sadly, there are those who dislike donning the darker shades while others go so far as to say that they find it just plain boring. This week I'm celebrating my favourite "colour" with an outfit that is definitely on the darker side.

 

Wearing black doesn't have to be boring. On the contrary, when you mix fabrics, textures, and shades of black an outfit can be just as exciting as one bursting with colour.

Take this look; I have mixed leather, fur, linen, wool, and polyester for an outfit that is undeniably monochromatic but definitely not boring.

"BLACK is the most slimming of all colours.

It is the most flattering. You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You can wear it for almost any occasion.

I could write a book about BLACK. "

- Christian Dior

One of my favourite things about wearing black is that it somehow always manages to look classy and chic. Have you ever noticed that in any give room the people who look the most fashionable and 'put together' are usually the ones who are wearing black? Not only that, black never clashes or appears unflattering in photographs and the best part! it is seriously hard to stain a black article of clothing - which is why all of my socks are black!

About the Outfit:

 

I built this outfit around the black wool fedora (pictured above) that I recently purchased at Winners - definitely one of my favourite places to shop. Fall and winter are the ideal seasons to don hats as they not only look great but keep your head warm.

 

This wool hat is clearly the statement piece of this outfit however there are some other pieces that are equally worth a mention. Another recent purchase of mine featured here is this Italian linen scarf. It's so large it could double as a blanket! I love scarves that have enough material to provide that extra cozy and layered look but while this scarf is super lightweight, it still manages to provide a lot of warmth.

Providing even more textural variety to this outit how about these leather-look, thigh-high boots from Aldo? If you're like me and have short muscular legs you need a pair of thigh-high boots in your life. They really do elongate the look of your stems and help give you that enviable "leggy-model" look.

I hope you aren't getting tired of seeing my favourite handbag pop up in a lot of my posts because I'm certainly not! I wasn't kidding when I said it goes with everything... One of the reasons I chose to feature it this week was to showcase my faux-fur pom key chain, also from Aldo. I am obsessed with faux-fur so when this trend came out I just had to get one for my myself. - yet another great example of how mixing 

textures can add visual interest to an outfit. 

In honour of fall I thought it only fitting to pair this otherwise monochromatic look with gold filigree leaf earrings (pictured above) as well as a couple of gold rings and my go-to timepiece. The hardware on my handbag is also gold so I thought these little touches of metal would pull the entire ensemble together without looking overly conspicuous.

And that's that! Another fall fashion look for the books.

 

For those of you who already love wearing black, I know you'll love this post. 

For those of you who aren't as keen, I hope I've inspired you to give it a try.

Remember it's endlessly chic, photographs extremely well, has magical slimming properties, and if Dior says its flattering you've gotta believe it!

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