Grey Is Not A Color
I had dinner with a friend the other night and she looked stunning in a pretty teal top that highlighted her dark brown hair and features. I sighed. I was wearing my usual uniform of black, layered with black, topped off with a little beige. She looked so pretty and vibrant and while I felt chic (ish), my mono look suddenly felt majorly boring.
I have had cold feet about color for a while now and I don’t know where it comes from. Everything I buy is black, white, grey or navy. Beige may creep in here and there and I do have that one dark eggplant t-shirt that I love…but for the most part, chambray is considered bright in my world.
Everything I Pin tends to fall into the same category – simple, classic, cool…but colorless.
Well, the teal top has inspired me to try again.
This Spring, I vow to add three new items to my wardrobe that are bright, colorful and bold.
That’s a promise. It can be solids, patterns or prints. As long as it isn’t black, white, grey or navy. Here are some options that have me intrigued – will let you know what actually makes the cut in my closet:
This Madewell dress comes in white and black, but the red twine looks like a darling (and daring) option to add to my wardrobe for Spring. I love it with that taupe bag, too. The safety of taupe…ha ha.
This Equipment cashmere crew in magenta is anything but basic and I kind of love it. Pink is on-trend this season and this is certainly a bold way to try it on.
Yellow. A lofty goal, I know. But this French Connection jumper would look so cute paired with a collared shirt (as shown) and a full skirt…maybe in chambray or white. 😉
It may even get this basic black girl to see the light.
*top image via Vogue.com