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All Black Without Being Boring

By Tryitonme @tryitonme
All Black Without Being BoringWhat I'm wearing: Club Monaco sweater and skirtVince Camuto boots, J.Crew tights, Gorjana bracelet (similar)
Without much effort one usually wears black to make a statement. I'm powerful! I'm alternative. I'm chic. I'm boring. Like 90% of women out there my go-to "nice" outfit is usually black. While black is undoubtedly the easiest and most flattering shade to wear, it can also be a bit tricky when it's worn head- to- toe.
In my younger days, head- to- toe black is something that I wore incorrectly, constantly. I was completely swallowed by fashion apathy. What's worse, combined with my ghostly pale skin, I appeared to be wrapped in cloak of emo sadness. Ugh, teenage angst! So then how does one manage to wear all black without looking like a goth punk princess, Wednesday Addams, or a funeral attendee? The answer my friends is texture.
Varying textures like knit, leather, and suede, within one outfit, gives dimension to an otherwise potentially boring outfit. Take for instance my leather skirt. It's black obviously, but both the sheen from the leather and the laser cut flowers give it depth and give the eye something else to look to, aside from a blob of black. Also, the gold hardware on both the exposed zippers of my boots and skirt (no pictured) is an interesting detail that again, draws the attention of one's eyes. So yes, black may be synonymous with the darker side of life, but when done right, there's nothing chicer! 
All Black Without Being BoringAll Black Without Being BoringAll Black Without Being BoringAll Black Without Being BoringAll Black Without Being BoringAll Black Without Being Boring Photos taken by Rachel Schrader

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