My favourite colour was once lilac. I had a lilac room – with a lilac lampshade, lilac bedding and lilac walls. If I had worn the colour myself, I would have appeared as a floating head with rather large feet. Fifteen years down the line, and I’m strictly living in black and white.
On the odd occasion, I’ll make an exception for grey, cream, beige or denim. I suppose you want to scribble the term minimalism across my forehead.
If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’ – John Wayne
This way of dressing is not easy. How do you bring life to two plain, block colours? Even Holly Golightly had a pink party dress. And all my style icons in fact, didn’t confine themselves to a forever mourning of tones.
The decision became clear when I figured that my favourite pieces all had one similarity. I made my mood board and noticed one similarity. Monochrome was screaming at me, in the same way that simplicity bellows at Sara Crampton.
Oddly enough, I find it easier to address my style – to sit across the board room and get down to basics.
I’ve never felt more ‘me’ before. And every time I see a woman who looks effortlessly chic, I’m all the more inspired to push myself further. How do I make this work with only black and white?
Or how has she made her outfit work with only that palette?
You can’t go wrong mixing classic graphics in black and white. It’s very Parisienne – Brad Goreski
When I organised my capsule wardrobe, I pushed aside all my colour pieces to the folded section of my closet. Some are too hard to completely do away with. Besides, I’m scatty – I could change my mind in a month and have a laugh with a post labelled – welcome back colour.
Additionally, I hate making decisions. Because what if their wrong? And did I tell you that I’m a perfectionist and procrastinator?
With just black and white, I don’t have to think – I have this little capsule wardrobe with two hues and a couple of extra pieces.
I always had this joke with my super conservative friend. If I had any photos slightly ‘risqué’, I would filter them in black and white to make them become classy.
Monochrome is so sophisticated – I even find it makes an edgy look have a hint of elegance.
Black and white fashion
Ultimately, with a colour structured style, I’m forced to spend time considering texture, layering and other thoughts that I would have previously disregarded.
This way of dressing is not for everyone, but it has a charming appeal for those who like their colour on food, sunsets and walks in the park.
Black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony – Coco Chanel
If you had to choose two colours only wear for an entire year, what would you choose? Do you prefer block colours or patterns?
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