I have to be honest, wearing black from head-to-toe makes me feel a certain way. Like I can slip through a crowded party without being seen. Like I'm some sort of fashion hero who only comes out at night to rescue the locals from the mundane "jeans and a t-shirt” pairing. For as long as I can remember, black-on-black has been my secret cloak of flyness. From Batman, the measured vigilante, to the courageous Black Panthers, to the mysterious skilled ninja, donning an all black ensemble has always signified power and stealth.
Wearing all black can be extremely liberating, but I still run across those who are afraid to rock the shadowy, but slimming, look. I often hear, "I would, but I don't want to look like I'm going to a funeral." Or my personal favorite, "I wish I could wear black-on-black, but I'm afraid I’ll look gothic or depressed." Stop. There is nothing wrong with wearing all black. As a matter of fact, I've found that when I do done my darkest of threads, I am treated with a certain respect that I don't receive when wearing pastels or florals. Don't be intimidated. Use your little black frocks to your advantage. You only need to know the closely kept secret to wearing all black: Attitude.
Be bold. Carry yourself in a manner that screams, "Nothing and no one is going to stand in my way." Take the lead and take no prisoners. Women are often perceived as “meek” and “dainty,” but there are days when we must take the bull by the horns and show our strength. And no, I'm not talking about physical strength. I'm talking about the kind of inner vigor that allows us to thrive in this chauvinistic society. The durability we rely on to run our Fortune 500 companies. The courage to speak up, even when we're shaking in our shiny, black stilettos. We have to be brave, we have to have thick skin...
We have to have moxie!
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