Every time someone asks me what my favourite colour is, I say black. Black is magical.
Story by Daniel Ashwin Pillai
Sure it’s slimming and makes me look fabulous – but more so, in my eyes, black is season-less and always on trend, and an essential part of every wardrobe. It can seriously glam up an outfit or help create a more neutral and subdued look. Who doesn’t love its versatility?
My love affair with black first started when I gained weight. Yes, even I resorted to wearing black because it created an illusion and made me appear slimmer. Then, once reality kicked my ass and I realized that illusions or no illusions, I was who I was, I embraced black as part of my own personal style. And I suppose there lies the secret to any colour that one grows to love…when you love something, you embrace and it becomes a part of your life. And when it comes to fashion, it becomes a part of your style mantra.
Men and women can both benefit from a wardrobe update every now and then. Here are my Top 5 Black Wardrobe Essentials for men – but honestly they’ll work for women too!