Confession: Seventy percent of the pieces in my closet are black. Call it conservative, call it lackluster—I’ve heard it all, really—but it’s how I shop and it’s what I love to wear. To me, there’s nothing cooler than stepping out in a T-shirt, jeans, moto jacket, and boots, all in my favorite non-hue.
So what about the rest of my wardrobe? Another 20% is made up of jeans, white T-shirts, neutrals, and one-off party clothes that rarely see the outside of my closet, while the remaining 10% is the exception to the black rule. This includes really special pieces that either didn’t come in black (like my favorite Rebecca Minkoff jumpsuit), or non-black items that I was simply drawn to.
While the pieces that make up this 10% are pretty random (think: a camel suede crossbody bag, burgundy moto jacket, and navy-blue shredded T-shirt), they’re almost all limited to one of six colors: blush, camel, olive, burgundy, mustard, and navy blue. Like black, these hues have a classic and understated quality—plus, they’re easy to mix and match with black and other neutrals. And unlike, say, a bright red or a pastel blue, you feel like these pieces can be repeated in an under-the-radar way, similar to how you can get away with wearing the same black coat every other day.
If, like me, you find yourself always gravitating toward black, click through to discover (and shop!) the six shades that may just make you change your ways.
So tell us, would you wear these colors in place of your go-to black pieces?