Style Direction: Black On Black

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Black on Black

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Black on Black

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Black on Black

Over the last few years, I’ve gotten more adventurous with color and set the intention of working more of it into my overall wardrobe. But even with a closet bursting with color, I still have those moments where only black will do. And, I’m definitely having one of those moments right about now.

When it comes to rocking head-to-toe black, my teenage goth roots still ring true but I’ve never been a fan of frills, heavy lace or anything that’s overly tattered. I’m much more of a fan of the sleek and avant garde.

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Black on Black

One of my favorite wardrobe treasures is this Rick Owens jacket. Found five years on Ebay for a total steal, it is my dream cyborg wardrobe staple come to life. It’s weird yet wearable and takes even the most straightforward basics from casual to spaceship chic. And that’s what I love about clothing the most — it has the ability to transform us into characters, even if those characters are just slightly more dressed up, more confident versions of ourselves.

On the subject of black, I’ve been drawn to the idea of different finishes as of late, especially when they’re mixed together like on my jacket. I’m especially loving matte black:

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Black on Black

Shown above: 1. FCTRY Kudu, 2. Kartell Sofia Boots, 3. Chanel Black Velvet Polish, 4. Larke Optics Glasses, 5. Tangiers Pendant Light, 6. Nixon Time Teller P Watch, 7. Bodum Bistro Blender, 8. Eames Chair and 9. Microbomata Laptop Bag.

Nubby Twiglet | Style Direction: Black on Black

I wore: Jacket, Rick Ownens via Ebay. Silk dress, vintage. Tights, found in Iceland. Boots, Proenza Schouler.

12 Responses to Style Direction: Black On Black

    • Shauna says:

      Jessica: There’s so much beautiful colorful clothing out there….but sometimes I just can’t help it — I love the powerful statement of all black! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Shauna says:

      Angel Y: I think a lot of creatives revert to mostly black because it’s easier to have a blank palette for yourself when you spend your days focused on other people’s work!

  1. Melinda says:

    I’m dying over those tights!

    My favorite color is this deep plum OPI nailpolish that looks black. I put a matte clear gloss over it because like my photograph prints, I live everything in matte! Its by NYX or Hard Candy…one of those you can pick up at Ulta or Walmart!


  2. Heylen says:

    People always think I’m weird because as a designer – my favorite color is black! But it’s just the best… And such a gorgeous outfit Shauna!

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