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7 Reasons I Wear All Black

No mom, I'm not goth and it's not a phase.

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7 Reasons I Wear All Black
Roberto Nickson

"Wow, Sarah, you wear a lot of black."

I never really thought much of it. After all, I was used to wearing all black at dance as a dress code. I guess it carried over into my everyday wardrobe and it's been a staple since then. It made it much easier to get dressed in the morning and wearing all black made me feel better about myself for the following reasons:

1. Don't have to think about it

I rolled out of bed at 9:20 for a 9:30 class, threw on the first pair of leggings, shirt, and shoes I had and made it to class in time. You can never go wrong with black. Who would've known?

2. Look Ma, no (visible) stains!

My closest isn't entirely made up of black clothes, there's some white, grey, and other neutrals scattered out there. But the problem with gray is sweat stains, and my white clothes get dirty really quickly from makeup stains on the collar or spilling Chai on the sleeve. It's a pain sometimes.

3. Professional everyday

Black always looks professional. I call it my "everyday power color." It adds a little class to my everyday outfits. I save the bolder colors like red for special events, but honestly, black works for those too.

4. Flattering on everyone

In theatre arts, we were taught that black makes someone look slimmer on stage. Black absorbs more light, so there is less light reflected. It also appeals to every skin undertone, cool, neutral, or warm.

5. Pairs well with other colors

Black and another accent color will be a foolproof color combination. You can never go wrong with it.

5. Color psychology

Black is associated with power, elegance, and formality. Clothing is another form of expression and these are all qualities I want to present to others.

6. Classic and cool

My ideal style is very classic with a little bit of cool, leather jacket vibes. Wearing black makes me feel a little closer to that even if I'm just wearing leggings and a sweater to class.

7. Embrace my inner Addams Family persona

Wednesday Addams said it best, "I'll stop wearing black once they make a darker color." All black outfits doubly serve as easy, last-minute Halloween costumes!

If anyone ever tells you that wearing all black is fashion faux-pas, please share this article with them to prove them wrong. Wear whatever makes you feel like your best self because that is the most important thing at the end of the day.

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