back in black

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Wearing: Topshop Boutique silk shirt (similar) and shorts (similar) / Ray-Ban sunglasses (high street alternative) / Zara clutch (similar) and mules (similar) / Kure Bazaar nail polish in 'Le Blanc' (similar)

Lykke Li - No Rest for the Wicked

Apologies for the long absence from the blog! Second year of University had been extremely hectic and stressful. After my final exams ended, I intended to resume blogging but put that off to go travelling for a month and a half instead. I've been back in KL for half a month now, which was consumed with catching up with friends and family. Now that I've eased back into life at home, I plan to get back into the swing of blogging during the remaining two months of my Summer break.

If you're feeling a sense of déjà vu from this outfit post, it's probably because I posted an all-black outfit last year that featured the same silk shirt and was shot in the same location. "When in doubt, wear black" are words that I live by. I don't wear a lot of colour and naturally gravitate towards neutral colours, mainly black, white, grey and navy. Black isn't a suitable colour to wear in the Summer because it absorbs heat, but I honestly can't imagine myself not wearing at least one black item. My tricks to wear black in the Summer without melting from the heat are to wear loose lightweight layers and bare some skin. I usually wear a loose top over a fitted bottom, but lately I've been into loose layers on top of each other. My mum thinks that this outfit looks like pyjamas and I can see why because both the shirt and shorts are made of silk and have an oversized fit. In my opinion, the fact that the outfit is an all-black one makes it smart and appropriate enough to be worn out in public.

When it comes to mules, you either love them or hate them. I was initially against them but slowly warmed up to the idea. I prefer a round toe over a square toe and a slim stiletto heel over a chunky block heel, both of which the Zara mules have. I was eyeing them when they first came out but couldn't justify paying £60 for a pair of shoes that aren't very comfortable to walk in. Fortunately, I managed to snag a pair on sale for £25! I love that the satin texture makes them look so sleek. Since the shirt is made of a shiny type of silk, it matches the satin texture of the mules.