Monday, June 27, 2016

Blackened Blue

It’s no secret that the “all-black everything” trend has quickly begun to dominate the fashion industry. Whether it’s going to New York Fashion Week or just to dinner with a friend downtown, it seems that everyone is sporting the black on black look everywhere you turn. Black is slimming, chic and sophisticated, but also manages to achieve that edgy and cool factor that we all strive for. When you have the option, why not wear all-black everything?
For this look, I took from the head to toe black craze and the fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection by Marc Jacobs. I was inspired by the mix of blacks, browns and dark winter blues with the texture of the fur and leather. I started with the ripped black jeggings to create the effortlessly edgy vibe that Marc Jacobs exudes on a daily basis. I layered those with a black and white patterned top and a black faux fur jacket for consistency. For shoes, a short black leather boot is a necessity for running errands, going to class or to town for a quick shopping spree during the winter. Being fashionably relevant is our highest priority, but comfort is definitely key. 

I added a caramel colored felt hat to top off the look and keep it trendy and practical in the windy weather. My favorite aspect of Marc Jacobs’ fall collection was his use of the deep blues for pops of color. Here, I used the cross-body bag to create that same effect. He also took full advantage of the comeback of chokers to accent the neckline in several of his looks. The dark color chosen for the lips continues to keep the piece looking dark and mysterious, but incredibly modish.
 I used Clinique’s Long Last Lipstick in the color Heather Moon.

If Marc Jacobs were ever found in a thesaurus, his synonyms would undoubtedly be “risktaker,” “free spirited,” “fashion genius,” etc. This winter, don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone, take a few risks, throw on an all-black ensemble and rock it! If it’s all black, you can’t go wrong.
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