Is there something wrong with wearing all black to work on a Monday morning?

It’s Monday morning and we’re decked out in all black.

As we were preparing to do a ‘Black Monday‘ outfit post it occurred to us that there are probably a few stylists out there who would suggest that wearing all black to work on a Monday morning is not a good idea. So we turned to Google to see what we could find on the subject of wearing all black to work on a Monday morning.

We asked Google:

Is it okay to wear all black to work on a Monday?

We came across a few interesting articles, but surprisingly we didn’t stumble across any lists of do’s and don’ts for what to wear to work on a Monday morning that had any rules about wearing all black.

First an all black outfit idea for work…

woman wearing all black outfit office work suit jacket skirt tights pumps

How to copy the look…

1The rich girl copy

Pair a black turtleneck sweater with a black pencil skirt and add a black single button blazer. Finish the look with a pair of black pumps and black tights. Accessorize with a chic black leather briefcase.

Items and price break down

  • Ermanno Scervino Turtleneck Sweater – $593.84 (Buy)
  • A.L.C. Tonne Pencil Skirt With Slit – $563.00 (Buy)
  • Alexander McQueen one button blazer – $2,535.00 (Buy)
  • Zoe Lee Shoes Noble Black Suede & Velvet Pump – $715.00 (Buy)
  • L.A.P.A. Black Croco-style Leather Double Gusset Briefcase – $988.00 (Buy)
  • Saint Laurent classic stockings – $290 (Buy)

$$ Amount you’ll need to duplicate this exact look: $5684.84

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2The poor girl copy

For those of us who can’t afford to spend $5684.84 on an outfit, it’s a lucky thing there are places like Amazon, TopShop and Asos.

Items and price break down

  • ALDO Structured Dome Tote with Front Pocket Detail – $65.00 (Buy)
  • ASOS PRIMAVERA Suede Platform Court Shoe – $116.45 (Buy)
  • FPT Womens Rayon Nylon Ribbed Knit Long Sleeve Turtleneck Top – $24.50 (Buy)
  • Doublju Women Scuba Stretchy Fabric Pencil Skirt – $20.00 (Buy)
  • Wolford Mat Opaque 80 Tights – $55.00 (Buy)
  • TOPSHOP Black Fitted Blazer – $105

$$ Total price for outfit: $385.95

Now back to the discussion on wearing all black to work on a Monday morning

One of the articles we came across via Google examined the possible psychological reason behind someone’s choice to wear all black to work on a Monday morning. Are you wearing all black by conscious fashion choice? Or all you wearing all black (consciously or subconsciously) because you feel a bit low and depressed and dark and uninspired to face the week?

Possible sub-conscious reasons we’re wearing all black to work on a Monday Morning…

We feel fatthey say black is slimming.
Maybe without knowing it we choose to wear all black on a Monday morning because we  overindulged on fattening chocolates over the weekend and feel like we’ve put on a few pounds.

We feel depressedblack is the color of mourning.

Maybe our reason for wearing all black to work on a Monday morning has something to do with how we’re feeling. Maybe we’re unhappy about something (our relationships, our on-going struggle to achieve our goals, the negative balance in our bank accounts), and we just feel totally uninspired. So we sub-consciously chose an all black outfit that reflected how bleak we are feeling.

Our maybe we’re wearing all black to work on a Monday morning just because that’s what we happen to be wearing.

There are no rules that say you can’t wear all black to work on a Monday morning…

 

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