• Cat Nieves

Color, friend or foe....

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

Hmmm, where to begin. This is an interesting topic. I know many people love color, colorful shirts, dresses, jewelry, accessories, shoes, etc..... I for one, am not a fan. Don't get me wrong, I like color, just not a lot of it.

I have been told that I should wear more color. UGHHH, why? I think I wear color. I wear black, white, blue, tan, and grey. Seriously, isn't that enough? I don't wear floral, I am physically allergic to floral, I mean it will make me ill if I even look at a floral pattern... lol I have one blouse that has a small polka dot print. I have another blouse that has a grid pattern. I have a dress and blazer with pinstripes and a pair of pants with a stripe down the side, and thats it. I wear mostly solids in the colors I have indicated before. I have dresses in different shades of blue, black, and grey. The same can be said for my tops, blazers, and pants.

If I think I need a pop of color, I will use a handbag or shoes for that. So, the question is, why is that not enough?

I think that some wear color to make themselves standout. Now, that's not a bad thing per say, though I do think it is a bad thing when you rely on your clothes to speak for you vs allowing yourself to leave the lasting impression. Have you ever heard the expression that the dress wore her vs she wore the dress. Sometimes clothes overpower us. Whether its the color, style, shape, fit, etc... And sometimes we may have such personalities that it does not matter what we wear, people will be able to see you, the person you are despite the clothes you have on.

I also feel as though sometimes we use color to detract on how we are feeling. Example, maybe someone is feeling sad, depressed so they will wear something bright to counterweight how we are actually feeling?

And the same can really be said for someone like me, who does not have a varied color scheme. Maybe I choose those colors because I do not want to stand out, or maybe I think my personality is too much so the colors I choose to wear will counteract it.... Or maybe, just maybe, I really like those colors because they are always in fashion. If I do not buy a lot of loud colors, or crazy prints, my clothes will not age. I would not have to replace my clothes because they are the color or print of the moment.

Not sure which category I fall under. Possibly all 3? Either way, I will try to be more open to color. No floral though. lol

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