Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Power Of Black

The colloquialism "X is the new black" is a reference to the latest trend or fad that is considered a wardrobe basic for the duration of the trend, on the basis that black is always fashionable.

Wearing black can signify many things, for eg: it could portray that you are feeling powerful, sophisticated, strong and independent.
Although wearing all-black often can make you look boring and washed out, if you're the one to never wear black, wearing the color can instantly make you look slimmer, taller and give you an appearance of confidence.

Don't like wearing black too much? Here's how you can make it work by adding pops of color to balance it out.

1)Black + bright color

Hot pink and black is one of our favorite combos. There's nothing better than portraying strength and woman power at the same time!You can wear a bright pair of heels, carry just a bright colored bag or even wear a blazer over your all-black outfit to make it stand out.

Shirt:H&M, Trousers & Peep toe pumps: Zara, Long line Blazer: Centrepoint
P.S: We love how this blazer fits!Even beats the fit of all our Zara blazers!

2) Black+bright color+white

White and black: BORING!! But wait, you can make it better by adding a bright color. White and black although a trusty combination can look very sedate as everybody out there is doing it. Set yourself apart by adding colorful jewellery, footwear or a bag.

              Tee: Mango, Wrap around skirt: From India, Sandals:Alcott, X-over bag: Thrifted

3) Black+Bright color+dark animal print

Animal prints never go out of style so use a print that's on the darker side of the color wheel and add an accent color. Hot pink and black again with a grey leopard print dress.

  Blazer, Dress: Mango, cutout heels: Spring, Leggings:H&M, Clutch: Centrepoint (who would've thought? )

4) Black+black+black +statement jewellery

Wearing black head to toe can look like you're mourning , so always remember to get creative with the hair. Add statement jewellery and killer heels to point out that you're in style, a la Audrey Hepburn.

Dress: Zara, Pumps: Miss Selfridge, Clutch: Lancome, collar neck piece: Thrifted

So go ahead and don't be afraid to wear black. It all comes down to how you decide to dress it up or down. And don't forget to remember the 3 W's when dressing up: Where,What and Why.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend, Taash certainly did.
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  1. The construction or desert in the background of many of your pictures isn't very appealing, but your style is pretty nice. Maybe if you took the pictures inside a natural setting such as inside the house or in a garden or maybe in a studio. But keep up the good work :)

  2. These pictures are taken before work and sometimes due to the lack of time, I have to work with my surroundings, but on weekends I do look for locations. Thanks for commenting though :)