When putting together an all-black outfit to wear during the day, texture is particularly key.
Using texture in a black monochrome look provides more dimension and compatibility with each piece of the outfit. I actually wouldn't say this for other colors and I wouldn't say this for evening wear either and I'll tell you why...
Where I live the sun shines kind of all the time and sun rays have a way of making most black fabric look terrible. The very magic of the color black is in its signature depth, which unfortunately, gets completely washed out and flattened in direct sunlight. So, in general, I avoid wearing all-black ensembles during the day.
That is until earlier this week, when I was totally feeling a black Wintery monochrome vibe, I decided to go with it! To avoid the overexposure and flattening that I knew was bound to happen around high noon, I decided to layer a little texture as a distraction:
In midday as the sun shines through, instead of flattening the color, it shows off each piece of the outfit and you can see the texture actually complimenting the color. The reason why I don't think this would work at night is simply because you just can't see it.
jacket: Asos.com / turtleneck: American Apparel / pants: Santee Alley / heels: Asos.com / lip color: Milani Sweet Nectar
Anyway, just a personal annoyance I was happy to figure out a way to side step! And the white chunky heels were a fun statement at the end. Can't wait to wear them out for Spring and Summer!! In the meantime, I'll be sweating it out in this turtleneck trying to give some type of Winter look for y'all even though it's nearly 80 degrees over here and I really just wanted to wear a bra top.
Thank you and goodnight!