Noir

Black.  Noir.  I just can’t get enough of it.  Over the last few months my wardrobe has expanded into a dark mass, a black hole if you will, literally, but I won’t be making any apologies for this.  Black is universal and timeless, you could buy anything in black and I can guarantee that it will stay in your wardrobe for ten times longer than that “on-trend” colour you thought was a good idea at the time.  I’m not adverse to colour, I wanna lay that straight, and I admire anyone who can pull off canary yellow without looking like Big Bird, not something I would dare to do now (Been there, done that).  French brand La Redoute has always been a firm favourite of mine for finding key black pieces because as we all know the French, Parisians in particular are the masters of black.

I’m a huge lover of an all black outfit but on occasion when everything is blocked together you can lose the detail in some of the pieces you’re wearing.  So I have a few tips to combat this and to give a bit of depth to your all black looks:

Add Texture
Faux fur, leather, lace velvet; by adding a textured piece, like this velvet blazer to your look the fabric will reflect light in a different way to a plain black fabric

Pattern
Animal Print, Polkadots, checks; a black print will naturally break up the block colour, I’d alway’s opt for adding a print on the top half of the look, either a slight check blazer or printed blouse as I have done here

Fade
Acid wash denim isn’t quite grey, it’s still dark enough to pass as black but again it will break up the look adding some depth

Shop my favourite black pieces from La Redoute

O U T F I T  D E T A I L S

Blazer – La Redoute
Top – La Redoute
Jeans – La Redoute
Bag – Zara
Boots – Public Desire
Sunglasses – Prada

Photography by Claire

S H O P  T H E  P O S T

This post was sponsored by La Redoute, all words, styling & photography are my own

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    • 16th November 2015 / 2:05 pm

      Thanks Hannah, yes you can’t beat black 😉 I also love a touch of grey and white x

  1. mary rose
    17th November 2015 / 1:39 am

    Good post, Emma Head to toe black can look incredibly chic or unremarkably boring – it can be tricky, Thanks for the tips x

    • 17th November 2015 / 7:01 am

      You’re most welcome 🙂 x

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