Let's see, should I wear blue, blue, or blue today...
September 19, 2013 4:15 PM Subscribe
How come the only color that looks OK on me is blue?
posted by Dansaman to clothing, beauty, & fashion (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
If I wear a black, brown, green, orange, yellow, or white shirt, it just doesn't look good...at all! I'm not sure how to describe why, but it just overwhelms my face in some way. No, it's not just me thinking this - my wife and other shopping companions have always confirmed my assessments.
I can't even wear dark blue, it has to be medium or light blue. I can get away with pink, light grey, and light purple too, and even some medium reds. But for guys, blue is much more readily available than pink and not-too-dark red and purple, and it's less boring than grey, so I end up wearing blue most of the time. (I look good in red, but it's a very narrow range of light-medium reds that work and almost impossible to find).
OK I'm not horribly bothered by the monotony of my wardrobe, but I do wonder whether people who see me regularly will start to think I have some kind of obsession with blue, and it would be nice to have a little more variety, even if I'll never be one of those people who can wear almost any color.
Why is it that so many colors don't look good on me? I presume it's something about my skin color, but what? I'm Caucasian and fairly light skinned, but not pale. I have brown hair and brown or hazel eyes.
Is this a common problem? Is there any other color I'm not thinking of that I should try? Can I get custom color polo shirts somewhere?