Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Black Again?

There are those of us who, when dressing in the morning or shopping for something new, reach for black over and over because it's easy and safe. Because it's supposedly slimming. Because it goes with everything. Because it works. And that's OK.

Many of us who do wear black frequently, know that it is the perfect background canvas to showcase our favorite accessories. Whatever we wear as contrast will stand out, whether it be a bold piece of jewelry, a pop of a colorful cardigan, or a fabulous pair of shoes. What did you see first in the photo above? The cute pleated dress by B.H. Wragge from 1961? The brimmed straw hat? The black bangle bracelets? No? I'll bet you noticed the zebra striped belt and shoes, didn't you?

See what I mean?