Spring is a time for pastels, neons and florals. There is an explosion of the feminine and suddenly all your friends look like they could be potential Lilly Pulitzer models. And it’s great…except…isn’t there any part of you that wants to rebel against this pretty little pink and green season? Something deep inside that says: “Ha! I shall laugh at spring by wearing all dark colors. That will show everyone.” There’s not? Oh well, I’m going to show you how to wear all black in springtime anyway.
Or really, this week’s Fashionista is going to show you, because she looks so cool in her all black, yet subtly springy, ensemble. The subtly different textures of this outfit, like the shearling in her motorcycle jacket or her nylon tights, give the outfit visual interest instead of having it look like a vast wash of black. Plus, the combination of shorts and tights is a perfect way to dress when you’re in the mood to be spring-y but the weather is not cooperating. While throwing black tights under black shorts creates a dramatic monochromatic look, adding sheer tights underneath high-waisted patterned shorts or jean shorts are also great ways to leap into spring ahead of the weather.
Lastly, lest you think this Fashionista is going overboard with her all-black appearance, she adds a dash of sparkle in the most unexpected place — super cool silver Dr. Martens. These Docs are the perfect way to add visual interest to a monochromatic outfit while maintaining the look’s overall cool-factor.
So if you’re looking for a way to rebel against all the sundress-wearing, skirt-adorned sun-worshipers of spring, follow in this Fashionista’s footsteps and wear a seasonal all-black look. People will think you’re a lot cooler than you are. Which is always a plus.