Add metallics. Photo: Pure Collection
Black is always a fail-safe option once the
festivities kick in. So, I’ve written a piece about how to wear it and not look bland for the Guardian, HERE. I know from my own experience that I tend to gravitate towards a couple of items in my wardrobe at this time of year. There’s a black velvet jacket I bought for a fiver in a second-hand shop in
Peckham before second-hand became vintage and Peckham became the new
Dalston/Shoreditch/whatever. Slip it on over a simple outfit and I’m ready to
Here are a few of my favourite pieces:

John Lewis Tear Drop necklace, £35, available HERE. Cashmere jumper, £75, available HERE. Leather-look jeans, £80, available HERE.


Essington maxi dress, £139,  from Baukjen, available HERE.

Embellished front dress, £175, from Jaeger, available HERE.

Dogtooth jacquard coat, £198, from Jigsaw, available HERE.
Baukjen Coco shirt, £99, available HERE and Henley lace skirt, £99, available HERE.
Do you have any party pieces that you always rely on?

14 thoughts on “How to wear black and not look boring

  1. i have a silk kimono jacket from about 12 years plus ago, from oasis vintage. it was a cute line they did some time ago and each garment came with a tag of its history, the history of the kimono top was that it was a copy of a flea market find from shanghai (or something along those lines). it gets hauled out regularly, and i like it best with jeans……

  2. My dear AW,
    I am quite impressed at this very interesting value priced assortment. I'm loving the Coco shirt with Henley Lace skirt….nothing at all boring about that!

  3. I have a gun metal coloured jacket that I bought in 2001, it comes out every now and then and still recieves compliments!. Love the necklace and leather look trouser combo
    x Lauri

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