Black is one of the basic neutrals that can work with almost anything. However, there are 6 rules that you should know if you want to make black the main theme in your wardrobe.
- Learn to Love Wool
Wool tends to hold dye a lot better than cotton. This helps it to retain its deep black color a lot longer than cotton fabrics.
- Match Your Blacks
There are different shades of black. Some may come with a brown cast, while others may feature a purple cast. These can look very different, depending on ambient lighting.
- Mix Fabrics and Textures
Always mix garments with different textures and fabrics. A good example is a smooth pant paired with a textured sweater.
- Be Cautious when Using Cotton
Cotton can fade very fast. A better alternative will be to purchase black cotton garments with synthetic Lycra fiber. This will slow down color fade.
- Care for Your Black Garments
Always dry clean black garments to keep it from fading. If you cannot dry clean it, use vinegar or a color-safe fabric in the initial washing of the black garment.
- Ditch Faded Blacks
Retire your black clothes as soon as they start showing signs of fading.