Yes, yes, yes, already. Color vibrant, intense, traffic-stopping color is making its way back into fashion after being the proverbial stepchild for many, many seasons. But that, fashion readers, is tomorrow's headline.
Today, we're talking about black. And white. And black and white.
And how to make a bold, eye-catching statement without (necessarily) succumbing to fashion's love affair with all things colorful.
"Black and white is always right. Everybody loves black and white. It's so easy, and you can do so much with it," says image consultant Joyce Knudsen, owner of the ImageMaker in Rochester. "Colors make a very definite statement about your frame of mind, your level of confidence, even your mood. Black and white, on the other hand, are great when you don't want to telegraph that information, when you don't want to give too much away."
Black, Knudsen says, is a strong, authoritative color, making it an ideal choice when one wants to establish right up front who's in control.