As we age and our coloring softens, making the contrast of black against our hair and skin seem harsh. That may be true, but I am not ready to give up some of the beautiful black pieces I’ve collected. All this week, I will be sharing the ways I make my favorite black items work for me.
The first tip is to add a silk scarf folded on the bias then tuck it under the edges of the jacket front. Add a handbag that picks up one of the colors of the scarf to pull the look together and soften the whole effect. Choose a lip color in the same tone. Mine is Currant here. My hand cream is here.
Bring the ends of the scarf near each other, but not at the same level, to avoid creating a horizontal line. I used magnets to keep this lightweight scarf in place. I only use the EP310 15mm dia x 2 mmA magnets here. They have the smoothest finish and the strongest hold. Place one magnet under the lapel and the other under one of the folds of the scarf.
Photos by Mr. Mickey at the First Methodist Church in Johnson City, TN.