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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK DARKER THAN NIGHT

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Photography: Prince B, Styling; Queen Michelle

 

If you follow me on Instagram you will know I have recently rediscovered my plethora of black PVC trousers/leggings. As summer approaches my clothing choices tend to get darker as I find myself reverting to type. The prints and colours begin to get packed away and the dark half of Kingdom of Style comes out to play.

As you will probably realise by now, black outfits for me must involve lots of different textures so as not to be bland. Black can fall into bland territory real quick, so I like to make sure my outfit is as tactile as possible, and what's more tactile than oil slick legs? I have several pairs of PVC leggings Black Milk designed for me way back in 2008/9 and whilst I can still squeeze into them, they scream for help every time! These Les Chiffoniers leggings are a bit bigger so I can get them on easier but I'm looking for a better fitting pair. 

 
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Les Chiffoniers PVC leggings // Jean Pierre Branganza jacket // Topshop Unique leather top // Jeffrey Campbell boots

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I suspect my dark fashion outfits are not to most of your tastes, but they make me so happy. I feel absolutely most 'me' dressed like this. I adore my prints and colours too of course, as those are me too, but not historically me if that makes sense? This is who I've been since I was 12 years old. As a testament to how I feel about clothes like this - none of the clothing in this outfit is less than 7 years old because I never get rid of my darker pieces, compared to my printed and coloured pieces which are frequently passed on to charity shops or friends.

But don't worry dear readers, I won't subject you to a summer long blackout - just an intermittent one.