Who said you can’t, or shouldn’t, wear black as you get older. Okay, I may have on the odd occasion, but only when I’m looking tired or run down.
The new incarnation of black is more about the style rather than the colour. I love black in spring and summer (hides a multitude of sins), and the new summer styles in black are absolutely gorgeous; think detailed backs and tired midi-skirts and the more classics like the slip dress – a good wardrobe staple.
Black is that ‘no brainer’, go-to dress up and down colour. It’s easy to wear and oh so versatile. One of my absolute favourites – well, two actually – are my slip dress and jumpsuit. I wear both with slides and a hat during the day, and at night pair with heels and a blazer. For me it’s simple, easy and carefree dressing.
To brighten my face I wear a bold lipstick or gloss, usually a brighter red. This adds a pop of colour and keeps me from looking washed out.
My top tips for wearing black are:
- It’s a classic and simple colour which looks good with a pop of colour, in either your accessories or lip colour.
- It’s effortlessly chic. You can go from night to day easily – just mix up your shoes and add a blazer or simple gold jewellery.
- Add interest with the style you are wearing. Sleeves are big at the moment, so is a cut out back (like the dress pictured).
- Make sure you follow the care instructions. Black fabric needs to be taken care of. It can fade.
- Use a deo that will not leave marks on your black top.
Most importantly, wear what you like, what makes you feel great and remember, fashion is ageless. It’s all about how you feel in what you are wearing.