Before moving to New York, I had heard all the warnings: “It’s a dirty kind of chaos”, “You’re going to end up working all the time!”, and “I bet you’ll start wearing all black”. The latter of these warnings was one I feared the most. I used to have such a colorful wardrobe – a bevy of favorite patterns, palettes, and purveyors. After six years of living and working in the City, my closet is 80% black and navy, and I can say I rather enjoy it. There is a certain “in the know” power that comes from wearing so much black. It isn’t scientific but it’s there; any New Yorker will tell you so.
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.