An Irrational Fear Turned Style Staple

I’ve probably talked about my complicated relationship with black before, so I’m sorry if you’re over this… I’ve only started wearing black in the last few years. For some reason I was never comfortable wearing it. I almost always reserved it for more formal looks. Like, going out tonight? Wear black. Going to a funeral? Wear black. Putting on a magic show? Wear black. I also feel like maybe it had to do with the fact that it was such a stark contrast next to my pasty white skin? I don’t know.. needless to say I hardly ever wore it.

Regardless of where my fear of black clothing came from, in recent years I have slowly begun to add more of it into my wardrobe. And with seemingly little to no effort at all it has quickly turned into a style staple. I’ve even started wearing it casually. Look at me, all grown up. Even thought it’s a million degrees in the summer, a classic black polo is the perfect staple. It looks perfect with paired with these palm print shorts. I love that while this is a definite “summer” look it doesn’t have to be all sea mists and white, but can be darker and a little more dramatic. I think I made a good choice adding the black wingtips into the mix; they gave a pretty simple outfit a little bit of an elevated flair. And of course the amazing watch with Swarovski crystals and the railroad spike bracelet aren’t hurting anything either. 😉

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Shorts: Old Navy (similar) // Polo: J.Crew // Shoes: J.Crew (similar) // Watch: c/o Rakani // Bracelet: Giles & Brother // Sunglasses: Spitfire Sunglasses

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    August 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Awesome watch! Love the shorts too <3

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles
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