It always matches. It seldom stains. No matter what, when you wear all black you seem smarter, sharper and cutting edge. Case in point: Black cats, symphonies, little black dresses, black belts, tuxedos and Johnny Cash. See?
In the western culture we think of black as a color of mourning and dark deeds but in other cultures it’s considered a hue of mystery, wisdom and luck.
Personally, I like wearing black for the simplicity. It represents a blank canvas – the very lack of definition defines the wearer. I find it soothing and without distraction. When I wear black, in my mind, I am making a statement of simplicity.
That’s why I wear black on Fridays.
Here’s how some other cultures feel about the color that is all colors while seeming to be none:
- wealth, health and prosperity
- color for young boys
- color of mystery and the night
- may be associated with feminine energy – either evil and a threat or provocative and alluring
- Age and wisdom
- ceremonial color
- commonly used in their artworks