8 things women who wear head-to-toe black are tired of hearing

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With the exception of blue jeans here and there, I am usually cloaked head-to-toe in black. I mean, I believe in shades, like dark gray and charcoal, when it comes to wearing all black, but that’s as close as you’ll get to a pop of color on me. I am talking bracelets, shoes, bras, undies, belts, scarves, socks — the whole shebang. Sure, all-black dressing is a staple of many NYC style mavens and Big Apple dwellers, but we’re not the only ones. Still, for whatever insane reason, wearing all black still makes people assume you are gothic, depressed, dressing for a funeral, or that you have some sort of terrible disorder that makes you shake with fear at the sight of a bright t-shirt.

For me, and likely for many fellow all-black wearers, none of the above are true. I prefer the monochromatic look with some gradations of the shade — seriously, gray is okay and is in the black family — because it’s chic. Plus, it requires a degree of creativity to make a limited palette look fresh and punchy, and I happen to take a great amount of pride in my ability to style layers and layers of noir.

Hey, all you color-wearers of the world, I’m not throwing any disrespect your way. But, the next time your pal shows up in a decidedly dark ensemble, maybe hold back on making any of these eight comments us all-black-everything girls are definitely sick of hearing. READ MORE…

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