If you know me, then you probably know that I’m the type of girl who would wear black on black on black, especially in the fall and winter months, with some of my friends even joking, “Dasha is the only person that I know who could wear all black, everyday, and still look good.” A good 1/2 of my closet, if I’m not wrong, should be composed of solely dark colors. More often than optimum, I wear all black. But most days, I wear mostly black (or grey) outfits, with maybe a hint of white or maroon. And even when my outfit is mostly non-black, I often have something black on. Of course, there are the few exceptional days when I have nothing black in my outfit. Trust me, I don’t go out to the mall solely to buy black clothes, but it kind of just happens. I do realize that most people associate black with sadness. If you know me, though, then you must also know that I almost always have a smile on my face. Is black sad, then?
For this blog post, I decided to go onto Pinterest and other social media platforms to see what other people have to say about the color black — I, myself, couldn’t have put it into better words. So, here we go:
Anonymous: “For me, black is not dark, it’s poetic. I don’t think of gothic, I think of classic — it’s a big difference.”
Rebel Circus: “The more black you wear, the more powerful you look.”
Anonymous: “Black is called elegance.”
Brian Elston: “I love all the colors mixed together — black.”
Yves Saint Laurent: “I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles.”
Christian Dior: “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.”
Alex Elle: “I love all black clothing. I think it’s timeless and beautiful.”
Anonymous: “Black suits me the best.”
Anonymous: “It’s such a nice day outside. I think I’ll wear black.”
Anonymous: “You say I’m wearing too much black, and all I hear is that I look great.”
Anonymous: “Black is the queen of colors.”
Yohji Yamamoto: “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy, but mysterious. But above all, black says this: ‘I don’t bother you — don’t bother me’.”
Anonymous: “Black is not sad or depressed. It’s elegant.”
Anonymous: “Shopping rule — if it’s not black, put it back.”
Anonymous: “I own too much black — said no now ever.”
I, personally, don’t think that black is always sad — I don’t refute that it sometimes is, though. But I like how I look in black — there’s some elegance about it. When dressed in black, I feel powerful. When dressed in black, I feel badass. When dressed in black, I feel strong. I like black clothes because they make me feel ready to conquer the world. When do you feel most powerful?
So, I decided, using a different approach, to continue with the get-to-know me series that I started towards the end of March — Why I Write…, 10 Things I Can’t Live Without…, what I like, why I like them, and what not. Click here to let me know what more you all would love to know. It’s almost May, which means my birthday season is creeping around the corner, and the weather’s finally looking good (so you probably won’t catch me with too much black on)! I’m so excited. But it also means that it’s the final month of junior year so my blogs may be a little spaced out as I need to focus on my school work, but I will be back in June with the regular upload schedule, and it’ll be summer! Stay tuned, and happy May!
– Dashushka ♥