The Simple Beauty of an all Black Wardrobe

“I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color.”
Emmanuelle Alt, Former Editor Vogue Paris

Does it come in black?”   Most often, my first response when contemplating an addition to my wardrobe.

I'm a woman who lives in black, having discovered the simplicity, the beauty, the elegance of wearing (almost) all black.

The transition to wearing black was organic and over time, as my sense of myself as a woman matured, and emerged in an expression of my own personal style.  I moved in the direction of perhaps a uniform, though without necessarily using that word. Nothing loud, nothing demanding attention, but classic understatement.

I do occasionally wear some other neutral shades—white shirts, blue jeans, white jeans, some gray (tweed jackets), colorful silk and white cotton shirts, colorful scarves, but pretty much everything else in my wardrobe is black.

One does not need nearly as many clothes or outfits when wearing black—only a few quality pieces, which if chosen with an “editor’s eye”, can be mixed and matched, with endless creativity in the use of design and fabric, casual or dressy, or as a backdrop for a beautiful scarf or shawl.  In other words, the coveted, and so very practical, capsule wardrobe.

Less truly is more.

Stay tuned for curated mostly black outfit inspiration in the coveted classic chic French style.

🖤 Mara



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