All black and monochrome is an uncommon find in my day-to-day style; almost as rare as finding a damn Charizard (yes, I’m a Pokemon GO fan – don’t judge because I’m fulfilling my Asian stereotype) – but nonetheless he exists and so does black in my wardrobe. I know it may be unusual to see me dressed in monochrome color palettes when everyone is probably accustomed to the rainbow vomit that is usually my style but there are some days where I do like to channel my inner fashion girl persona and rock an all black look!
I was introduced to Haus of Song quite recently and after seeing their simple yet timeless pieces with a hint of couture – I was hooked. Let’s be real here, they had me at the big gold buttons and chains. My pick of the collection would have to be the Victoria Wool Statement blazer – Balmain-esque in its design, quality fabric and structure without having to sell your right kidney to afford their pieces. Tailoring on blazers are generally a nightmare for me as I have broad shoulders, tiny bust and waist which generally means I buy jackets one size larger to fit my shoulders but compromise on the made-to-measure fit from the bust down. Trying on the blazer for the first time I was a little worried about how it would sit on my shoulders but found that everything just fell in place. Nothing was too tight and I wasn’t restricted to T-Rex like arm movements. Hallelujah!
Styling their pieces just came so naturally as they went with virtually everything. I could have easily swapped the blazer for the Skye Oversized faux fur coat with denim shorts if I wanted or paired it with ripped jeans. Does everyone remember Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians? I feel like her when I wear the jacket minus the obsession with skinning poor Dalmatians. Even though we hate her guts – we can’t deny she has style. Lucky for us, these jackets are faux fur and you can feel instantaneously glamorous without the guilt. Plus, everyone will want to touch you. Haha.
I decided to go for a Parisian oversized silhouette for the last look and my favorite part of the silk black shirt is – you guessed it – the gold buttons. I didn’t feel the need to accessorize too much because a look like this worked better understated with a few key accessories.
What does everyone else think of these pieces?