What better place to demonstrate setting the bar than shooting against the exterior of The Broad, LA’s newest contemporary art museum paving Downtown LA (and the rest of Los Angeles) as a leading art destination for the world to watch. Stepping into the museum, I quickly noticed a reoccurring pattern among the wide variety of people that were visiting the museum: we were all wearing black. Coincidentally I just spent the past week reading articles noting how one pattern found among highly creative professionals is that they often wear very simple or uniform pieces when it comes to their wardrobe, mainly because the amount of creativity or decisions their work requires compels them to cut corners in the areas of life they can simplify the most. Lately, I’ve been completely drawn to black-on-black ensembles. Whether it’s the ease of making one less decision in the morning or easing into the winter days ahead, having a uniform of dependable color scheme can set the bar beyond the outfit you put on in the morning. Not having to compromise style for work, I personalized my dress with a belt and a statement necklace to go for something that veers more towards Jane Birkin than Plain Jane.
Also excited to announce that I’m teaming up with Bar 3 to giving away this outfit to one reader – all you have to do is follow Bar 3 on Instagram and answer a series of questions to enter. Check it out here.