By ModCloth Writer: Jennifer Chen
Here at ModCloth, we love our color. From our office decor to our daily outfits, color never fails to make an appearance. I love the technicolor ensembles and products that come through the door each day, but strangely enough, when it comes to dressing myself, I’m inexplicably drawn to black. I love my prints and patterns and colors like any other person, but somehow, whenever I leave my apartment I’m always head-to-toe in monochrome.
Don’t get me wrong, dressing in black does have its perks. I never have to worry about matching shades, stains are a non-issue, and its chic status means I’m guaranteed to look somewhat pulled together, even when I’m feeling a mess. I’ve also grown to enjoy the challenge of dressing in one color and matching different textures, cuts, and fits. So, as the little black sheep in the ModCrowd, I figured I would use my first Outfit of the Week post and see if I could rustle up an outfit in my staple shade.
With how much we stock on ModCloth.com, it was a cinch finding one-tone items in our vast digital closet! Given my love for theatrical forms, it’s no surprise I was gravitationally pulled towards the trapeze shape of the In the Year Two Thousand Twenty Tunic. To balance off the top’s dramatic cut, I wiggled into the New Black Skinnies, and then added a little grunge with the faux leather HeidkrÃ¼ger Boots. To add a metallic sheen, I stacked my wrists with the Queen of Sparta Cuff, Buckle Up Bangle, and the Clash Bracelet. I grabbed the gorgeously studded, vegan-friendly Lita Clutch in Luna for a jolt of color, and then swept off to give Joseph, one of our photographers, my best Blue (Black?) Steel.
What are your thoughts on an one-tone ensemble? Am I alone in my love for monochrome? Or do you have a color you can’t resist either?