Trying Color As My New Black
Going through my closet I noticed, like most New Yorkers, I have too much black. Although for me this has nothing to do with living in New York (I don't fully consider myself a New Yorker yet since I've only been here three and a half years), but even back when I was living in Texas I was obsessed with wearing black–not in a gothic way–I just loved how the dark hue looked on me (and I still do).
Besides black my closet consists of monotones and neutrals such as creamy beiges, whites, light blue or chambray tops, and very few pops of color or prints. A reason for this could be that all my summer clothes are currently stashed in a suitcase under my bed (that's New York storage for ya), which leads me to think–why should I only wear color in the summer? If I'm gonna need color in my life it's gonna be in the winter time when I actually need something to cheer me up while it's dark and gloomy outside.
Reflecting upon this, I've decided to jump on board with wearing more color–like this mustard-y yellow sweater for instance. I love that it's bright enough to stand out yet so versatile it'll look just as chic paired with black as it will with navy, grey, or even red.
But because I can't fully let go of black (bear with me) I paired it with these black faux suede leggings and a leopard print coat because...why not? And...some black loafers. I know, I know. But hey, I'll get there!
All photos by Alex Flores
Wearing Zara top, thrifted pants, thrifted coat, Zara shoes, and Forever21 sunglasses.