Back to Black

Another casual day, another opportunity for some street style. For someone like myself, who loves color, it is a bit of a change for me to rock black-on-black-on-black. But, you know what? This is NY and that's how we do.  

Black is chic, it can be aggressive and it's the perfect color, or lack thereof, to look polished and complete. Stylistically, you would think black-on-black would be easy to pull off but in reality, differing shades of black can make this look a bit more difficult to coordinate without clashing. Careful attention must be paid to make sure that your blacks don't clash, which means checking out your outfit in multiple light sources. This is actually a good practice in general; the lighting in your room might be different than the light in another room depending on the bulbs you use and amount of natural light, plus what something looks like in artificial light may not be what it looks like in natural light. Do your best to check what you look like in multiple light sources to make sure that you look the way you want to look.

This look is brought together with black combat boots and my brushed cotton 5-pocket pants tucked in. I decided to pair it with a black t-shirt with a perforated faux leather insert on the chest panel, giving the shirt a two-texture look. Completing the outfit is a black shiny hoodie, which just adds another texture to the overall look. The outfit is comfy, edgy (yet not outlandish) and definitely fun to wear (I mean, who doesn't love a little sparkle in their life, right?).

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What I'm Wearing:

THEORY | pants

J75 | boots

H&M | t-shirt


I hope you enjoyed the look! Let me know what you think and as usual, enjoy playing with textures, fabrics and tones to create a unique look. Experiment and have fun. 

Until next time,

Mind Your Manners.