Monday, November 13, 2017

Now I Get Why Anna Wintour Hates Black










Having been unwittingly blessed with warm climates my whole life I never really understood the taboo that sometimes accompanied all-black outfits in the fashion world. To me of course an all black outfit meant a black dress or maybe black jeans with a dark top. This hardly seemed like a fashion crime though, especially in the evenings when darker clothes looked more dressy as opposed to the summer whites.

After seeing glimpses of my first winter in New York however, the picture is starting to change. The past week was painfully cold but the once vibrant streets of New York have lost a lot more than just heat. Gone were all the beautiful dresses and well styled outfits of the fall that would make me stare in envy. Instead the streets are now flooded with head-to-toe black clad bodies bustling past each other. The lack of color/inspiration on the streets is almost as depressing as the weather itself. I'm not sure what it is about a black coat that compels everyone to match it with black everything else but it seems to be a common rationalization. 

Of course, I'm not expecting anyone to start walking around without a jacket for the sake of fashion and a black coat is an essential in every wardrobe. A way I've found to fight falling into the all-black hole is through bright sweaters. They keep you warm enough to be able to leave your coat open and give the outfit enough color to set you apart from the uniformed masses.  I've been loving tucking sweater into skirts and pairing the look with some tights for something a little different. Let me know what you do to look stylish while still keeping warm because as a cold-weather rookie I'm going to need all the tips I can get.

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