Boohoo invited me to put together an all-black outfit for Black Friday - what other colour would be appropriate? I opted for the Mia midi-dress which can be dressed up or down for any occasion and is definitely worthy of a place in any winter wardrobe - I pretty much only wear dresses (unless I'm at the gym) so one with long sleeves and a longer length is perfect for this time of year. To dress it up for a weekend dinner party I chose the Vanessa faux fur gilet - a piece that would work a denim miniskirt and a polo neck for a casual vibe and will also be accompanying my Christmas party dresses in December for some much-needed warmth. The final touch to this outfit is the Imogen turban headband - picking an unusual accessory in black is a great way to ease yourself in to a trend piece and with the crazy weather we are having at the moment this is perfect for keeping my hair in control while making me feel a tiny little bit 1920s silent movie actress (at least more than my usual messy top-knot!).
These pieces work so well together but will also be mixed and matched with my existing more colourful wardrobe items, too. I usually avoid black as it can feel a bit too work-like but I loved wearing an all-black outfit which played with lengths, styles and textures and this definitely did not feel office-y in any way. There's also something about black which is timeless and makes you feel put together and in control more than any other colour. I accented the all-black ensemble with my own gold jewellery but kept my make-up simple as the all-black outfit was statement enough (Coco Chanel in the poster behind me would approve, I hope!).
Are you planning on any spending sprees for Black Friday?