If I could go back in time to when I first started buying more expensive wardrobe pieces, I’d tell myself to make sure that I had all my black accessories picked out and paid for before buying anything else. How many times did I go out shopping for that “one great black bag,” only to be distracted by something else (like a sequined dress or my white Bottega Veneta bag, now totally dirty)?
After I found my Bolide, I finally felt like I had completed my “must have” black accessories – bag, shoes, and jewelry. And honestly, black is forever. It lasts ages, doesn’t go dingy like lighter colors do, doesn’t show scuffs as much, and goes with almost everything. Even my black Van Cleef necklace is hardier than my white version – onyx being just that much less delicate than white mother of pearl.
My other favorite thing about having a set of black accessories? It’s super easy just to throw them on together with an outfit and its very easy and looks put together (at least I hope). My favorite lately has been all black with a white dress or white top/skirt. I’ve been wearing a version of the outfit below almost every week.
Here are some my picks for classic black shoes and bags, in $, $$, and $$$ choices from left to right.
What are some of our go to, all time accessories? Are you a fiend for black like I am?