For those days when you want to dress in black but not be a bore, our fellow San Franciscan fashion blogger Stephanie Allaire provides some much needed inspiration with this darkly romantic gothic look. She uplifts the edgy leather elements with a dreamy, vintage maxi skirt that provides an ornate, historical sophistication – transforming this look with the visual feeling of couture.
We love and admire Stephanie’s seriously creative use of black. Although we are obsessed with color, some of the most creative minds in fashion have been known to keep it monochrome like Grace Coddington, Rei Kawakubo, and Carine Roitfeld. Steph creates a stand out look incorporating varied leather textures, gold embroidery and vintage pieces (love the granny booties!) that add a timeless dimension and captivating us with her black and gold magic! Follow Stephanie on her amazing Instagram @steph_allaire and on her blog Steph in SF.