Dress and top: thrifted.
In case you haven’t already gathered this from my blog or Instagram feed: I love color! Now, I’m not encouraging wardrobes that resemble a bag of Skittles (let me rephrase: if that’s your thing, own it!) You see, I find it difficult to weave a wardrobe stuffed with bright colors into a cohesive style. You’ve got to be selective about color, otherwise you’ll end up with pieces that won’t last you for the long haul. I’m actually pretty particular about what combinations I like. You give me a light yellow top? I’ll say no thanks. Bright purple? I can’t rock that. But a burnt orange skirt? Now you’re talking my language. We’ve all got our preference when it comes to palettes; you’ve just got to determine the colors you feel most confident in. Colors I don’t prefer wearing may look incredible on you!
I find that most love color, but are hesitant to try it out when it comes to their wardrobe. Perhaps it will be too flashy? Perhaps bright colors feel childish? Did I just hear tacky? You get my point. I’m not here to encourage you to wear a rainbow dress, but I want to be a little nudge who gives you courage to try something new. If color scares you, start subtle. A hint of blush, an olive pant, a berry shoe!
I used to shy away from color because I felt like it wasn’t as versatile as a neutral wardrobe (which in some instances is true). I’ll admit, I’d also shy away from color because I felt it wasn’t sophisticated or would be seen as immature. Silly, I know. Once I finally accepted my quirky style and went with it, getting ready was much more rewarding. These days, I have a solid mix of color, prints, and neutrals in my closet. I find my style is maturing in the area of quality, but I never want to take myself or my wardrobe too seriously (unless you’re talking ethical standards, of course!) In the realm of style, everyone is going to tell you something different. My advice? Just be yourself. It’s undoubtedly the most fun.