Stylish friends, I am so tired of my style and clothes. I wear all gray, white, and black. All the time. Can you help me figure out how feel comfortable in color?
Maybe it's the impending springtime, but I want to throw every item of clothing I have out the window.
I have been wearing 90% black since I was a teenager. It's fine because it's easy, comfortable, professional, and sophisticated-looking, without being a huge effort in the morning. This is what I look like today
. As you can see, I'm doing the semi-Annie Hall look. Not bad, perfectly acceptable. But tiresome.
But I see women on my morning commute that just look so effortless in color and it makes me jealous. It looks fun! But when I wear color, I just feel like all I'm missing is the clown nose.
Occasionally, I will go through a phase (normally at the end of winter) in which I buy a ton of colorful things, wear them once, and then have no idea what to do with them as part of a holistic wardrobe.
Here's the process:
That cobalt blue dress I just bought? All I have is black shoes. Can't do that, because there's something about primary colors and black together that just drives me nuts, even on other people. So, it's either overhaul the shoe selection or just not wear the blue dress. Rinse and repeat with accessories and handbags. So the dress ends up wasting closet space, until I purge it some months later.
And then I revert back to black. Every time.
Additionally, I don't have a very good sense of what colors go together, without being matchy-matchy. I hate matchy-matchy.
Jeez. I think I'm a fairly fashionable gal, but the thought of introducing color makes my head explode. My god, don’t get me started on patterns.
A.) Help me feel more comfortable in color?
B.) Give me some anecdotes about how you introduced color?
C.) Show me some of the “must haves” from your closet?