They say once you go black you never go back.
Black is an amazing colour for fashion and works with every look, style, and body type and skin complexion. I am a bit dark in my complexion and it evens out my skin tone. The black t-shirt and black jeans are meant to be considered a fashion staple and everyone should consider owning a pair.
Black outfits are usually really easy to pull off, but like denim there is the issue when it comes to pulling off a monochromatic look. There is the matter of the different hues and whether they blend. A style tip on how to know about the hues is to before step out before stepping out. Most of the times indoor lighting does not show the right tones, but with natural lighting you can be able to tell if the tones match.
This is not really necessary but I feel it definitely should be considered when putting on outfits because it comes down to presentation, no?
For this post I decided to do two #BlackOnBlack looks to show you the diversity of how one can wear an all black outfit. Both looks are very casual but in completely different.
For one look I went with a black leather jacket, and if you live or are in Nairobi you are aware of the constant changing weather. I paired this with a black oversize t-shirt with silver studs on the shoulders (which is a current fave) and a black pair of Capri khakis, adding some colour from the white black and grey patterned sneakers.
Black Leather Jacket from ASOS
Black Tshirt from ASOS
Black Capri Khaki pants from ASOS
Black, White and Grey Sneakers from ASOS
( Captured by Laura Ndubai )
For look 2 I paired black sweatpants with a black vest or tank top and layered it with a blazer jacket, which is a bit vintage and slightly oversize. I completed the look with the classic Nike Airmax 90s in black, grey and white to break up the monotony.
Black Vintage Blazer from Jumia Kenya
Black Vest from Jumia Kenya
Black Sweatpants Thrifted
Black, White and Grey Sneakers from Nike
(Captured by Allan Mutheke)