I was in denial of my addiction until last spring. I had opened my closet door to find some thing “springy” to wear and I realized that my closet was condensed with funeral attire. 90% of my closet was black. From tops, to shoes, to accessories, there was barely any color peaking through my wardrobe. I started to wonder if my closet fell into a black hole? While a sinkhole is quite possible in Florida now days, black hole’s are much more rare. It was time I had a wardrobe intervention with myself.
In my quest for color, I learned that black is a comfort color for me. I picked up this obsession from my mother, who is always wearing black. Thinking about it, when I go shopping, black is my go-to color. A dress can come in 5 shades, but if black is one of the options, that’s my instant pick. I’ve realized that this needs to stop. After all, how many little black dresses does a woman really need?
While wearing black has many great qualities such as being slimming and easy to wear, it’s also important to add variety to your look. Plus, I’m way past my days of dressing to flatter. I now love to dress to express myself and here are a few things I did to embrace color into my closet.
1. I slowly started popping in color with the black pieces I already love.
2. I started to pop in color through accessories, such as my bright yellow bag.
3. I started planning my outfits in advance. Since it’s easy for me to throw on a whole bunch of black pieces, I take the time to make sure I’m being thoughtful in my look.
4. I made my bestie become my style sponsor. I asked her to call me out if she catches me going back to my all black comfort zone too often.
5. I started to dress to express my mood!
Need more transitioning inspiration? Check out this floral print + black outfit that I wore earlier this summer.
//What I Wore //
Graphic Top- JcPenney
Leggings- Kohls’s (Last seen here)
Shoes- Tory Burch (Last seen here)
Purse- Olivia + Joy (Lsst seen here)
Necklace- Target (Last seen here)
Earrings- Red Balloon
Sunglasses- NY Street Vendor (Last seen here)
Photographer: Melanie Hernandez Photography
Location: Palm Beach, Florida