Time was, a person could choose all sorts of neutrals to base their wardrobe on – more than one, even! Navy blue, black, brown, beige, cream, grey (charcoal or otherwise), even white.
These days, it’s black.
This is all very well if you’re Miss Silver – or if black happens to suit you – but a right pain otherwise. Just you try finding a decent range of shoes in navy blue. Or socks in brown (sore point). Or a nice grey handbag.
No, these days black is not only the new black, it’s the new everything else as well. But why? Are we in mourning for the death of variety? What’s your theory?