‘Women who wear black lead colourful lives’- Neiman Marcus. While it goes without saying that a trusty black outfit happens to be a staple for most women; it’s about time you take the trend up a notch this season. Well, by that we mean going full throttle while donning one of the most preferred colours in the world – sporting an all-black ensemble with absolute panache!
In B-town, stars like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Chitrangda Singh and Disha Patani have aced the all-black look like girl bosses. City experts from the fashion fraternity lay down the rules...
“Black on black can be worked around on literally any occasion. If you want to go for a casual look, style it with chunky sneakers and throw on a denim jacket. If it’s a night out or party a good pair of heels and hoops to accessories would look great,” begins Rinku Chatlani, a fashion blogger. Offering style tips pertinent to the season; she adds, “During this particular weather, it’s also a great idea to wear a different colour boots say- red boots or silver boots with an all black outfit.”
For those who’ve shied away from the look in the past owing to the fact that if thoughtlessly styled can lead to an all-over-the-place look; Fashion entrepreneur Veena Ashiya who swears by accessorising right says, “The magic of black is enhanced when you accessorise right. Sport a gold sling or ash silver for a subtle yet striking look. A dash of bold colours in terms of the accouterments used ups the quirk quotient of your attire. A brown belt is my favourite.”
Mayank Modi, a designer elucidates, “When you’re doing a black on black, ensure that the family of the fabrics used is same. By that I mean, if you use two different fabrics while sporting an all black outfit, it would look very odd. For instance, jet black would not work well when mixed with a dull black/ dim grey. Also, I’ve noticed how gold works like a charm when paired with black. So, jazz up your look by playing around with gold jewellery. But, go subtle and easy with the accessorizing, as you don’t want it to seem like you’ve tried too hard.”