I thought I’d ease back into my style posts by doing a quick how to style black and gold. We’re now almost 1 whole year deep in lockdown and I don’t know about you but I want out of my loungewear!
I’ve been quite lucky this year to have received a beautiful gold locket from the Greek (he somehow managed to translate my not so subtle hints). I was also gifted a gorgeous gold bee charm bracelet from the team at *Inscripture. Who make gorgeous, bespoke engraved pieces. From bracelets to necklaces.
Bold In Black
Nothing frames gold better than black! And with all the lockdown comfort eating that’s been going on in this house, black is my feel good colour for ’21. I’ve continued to work from home full time and so am expected to still show up in my (b)office (bedroom office) attire for zoom meets. Ok, they don’t know I’m still in my Christmas Pj’s; bottom down! But top up I’m I look like I’ve got my shit together and that’s all that counts!
My Favourite Pieces
Right now, I want comfort that I can dress up. Skinnies are out and flares are in. I love these velvet black corduroys by Una from M&S. They’re lockdown lounge-able, whilst still being classic black chíc. And at only £8 you might as well bag them in the green too!
With bags you can go one of two ways (IMHO). Full on Emily in Paris with this Smith & Canova (Chanel inspired) black, pleated clutch. Or full urban with a block black Adidas backpack.
The key to not going too Gothic is to up the accessories and splash the gold. Add a top coat of glitter to your standard black nail polish. Try different textures of chains from large links to a Vermeil popcorn slider. Or breakdown the solid black blocking by wearing a t-shirt like the one below from H&M which has a very fine, white polka dot on it.
What are your favourite black and gold combinations? Share your favourites in the comments below.
*This article includes a single gifted item. However, this is not a paid review and all other items listed as well as the opinions given are all my own.