Black clothing can make a striking impression. It oozes mystery, strength, not to mention, confidence. We are all familiar with the saying “black is slimming.” The explanation for that stems from the fact that black absorbs light rather than reflect it. This can give outfits a sleeker, slimmer look than colored clothing, making it perfect to play up your features. However, not all blacks are created equal. Shades of black differ depending on the fabric. To have a uniform shade of black, keep it articles in the same fabric. Wool always hold a deeper and darker black tone than any other fabric. In my opinion, the best way to get away with wearing all black is to mix different fabrics and textures. Prime example is this holiday look below. My White House Black Market top is vegan leather in the front, and tweed in the back. My midi skirt is taffeta and my black Manolo Blahnik pumps are suede. They’re all the same color, yet the tones differ. Even my Rebecca Minkoff purse has sparkles in the black leather. Athough varied, the fabrics work well collaboratively for a cohesive look.
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So, is there really any valid reason to not wear all black?