top: tj maxx / skirt: asos / shoes: jeffrey campbell There's something really satisfying about dressing all in one color––or non-color, depending on how you see it. It feels almost paradoxical. When my style was inherently much more colorful, I prided myself on my ability to match my skirt to a small color detail in my top, or to emphasize another tiny color pop with an accessory. But dressing all black feels so like so much more of a victory: that you can wear the same color head to toe, but still manage to not just look like a shapeless mess.
Dressing monochromatically also provides another challenge. Don't think about color, but play with shapes and sizes and fits and textures. It's become like a puzzle, and it's drawn me to other paradoxical pieces of clothing: turtlenecks that are also crop tops and midi skirts that are see-through. The line between risqué and modest is one of the most fun balances to play around with. Even if I end up tipping too far either way, it's all a good game.