Why I Love All Black

Words by Matt Huxley

You’d find it hard to believe looking at my blog recently, but there was once a time where I hated black. When I was growing up my favourite piece of clothing were some rainbow-striped overalls. I literally wore them every day. The devastation when I couldn’t fit them any more was real.

You would have thought that once I hit my teen years that the “all black emo” stage would have hit and knocked a little bit of style into me. Nope, wrong! My colour du jour was a rather muddy brown. Think a cross between 70% cocoa and poop. Bonus points if it was one of those spliced tops with a different colour sleeve from the elbow down (Sheldon who?). I was also a fan of those ugly ass fake rips that companies used to put on their clothing. And then there was my pied stage where literally everything was both black and white… I looked like a fucking human Magpie.

That rather inauspicious fashion start gave me a newfound appreciation for black once I started to move further into the fashion sphere and read a Vogue (thank god!). Whilst I know that all black is high fashion 101 and pretty bloody basic at the worst of times, it’s still comforting to me. It’s like a fashion security blanket if you will. Plus it was a great cover for that time when I was ballooning after a Macca’s binge.

Whatever your fashion story is, I think that we can all agree that all black is that one comforting go to that will always take pride of place in our wardrobes.

This look was shot by Amie Casey, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @amiecasey.

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Coat – Zara | Sweater – Asos (similar) | Shoes – Oxford (similar) | Jeans – Cotton On

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