If you spend your time like me, scrolling the depths of the internet and eventually becoming lost in a web of chic outfits you'll agree that there's certainly a surplus amount of monochrome looks. But who can deny the effortless nature of pulling together a two toned look, even easier if you don't step onto the colour wheel. There's something that says, I know how to dress myself but I don't need to prove it. It always comes back to the same thing with me, style over trends - something so easy to commit to when you're purchasing black or white pieces. It's safe but notoriously smart, how many times have you been convinced to buy something black just because 'you'll get more wear out of it' when you really wanted its Khaki counterpart. I must admit, I am guilty of being both the purchaser and the convincer.
Black and white pieces work because they are neutral, and I feel no shame in having a wardrobe filled with a majority of the former pieces. Neutrality is key to longevity, when I purchase (particularly expensive pieces) I opt almost all of the time for black. But I have found myself with black pieces that are far more seasonal or trend pieces. Like most, I will always have a soft spot for the black option - neutral, classic and strong. All admirable traits, considering we are speaking about material objects of course. When it comes to detailing, black offers both a pro and a con for me. First things first - the negative. Have you ever found the most desirable black top with the most unique embellishment, only to be disappointed that no one really appreciates the detail simply because they can't be bothered to look for it? (Gut wrenching I know) But have you noticed the sheer gravity of the pro that gold details just look so damn good next to black, of course you have. Growing up I was always silver, silver, silver. For me it reminded me of youth, tutu's and anything to do with a more fantastical nature. Gold was anything but old antiques in my Mother and Grandmother's jewellery boxes that I was forbidden to touch, but now I've come to appreciate their high favour of gold. It may be so that gold detailing is just another seasonal trend, but when you find something good treat it like black and let it be your fall back.