I’ve been noticing my wardrobe shifting to neutral shades of black, gray and beige over the years. While these non-colours are good to have in our collection, we should be careful not to let our wardrobes go bland and dull. Apparently, older women have a lot of neutrals and that can get boring and predictable.
Time to turn on the brights: wild and flashy! I’ve started buying more colourful clothes again and even colours I’ve never worn before. I wear fuchsia, purple, turquoise, bright yellow, orange or a mixture of vivid colours. I bought these leggings recently for $5. and this photo was taken today by one of my dance students. My turquoise Covered Perfectly top is a great match.
I still tend to wear a lot of neutrals, even though I love colours. Pops of colour is a great way to brighten things up.
There are several easy, fun ways to add colour: bold and bright necklaces, outstanding arm candy, colourful scarves, purses, belts, tights and shoes.
As a teenager, I wore (and sewed) many of my own outfits: bell-bottoms and mini skirts with bright flowers, inspired by Cher. Those were the days of flower power, psychedelic paisley and groovy prints. I was a fashionable hippie, no tattered, frayed jeans for me; I wore farout, crazy clothes! LOVED IT!!
Then I got into a period of solid colours, lots of neutrals, hardly any prints or patterns in my wardrobe. Now I’m old enough to go to crazy again and I’m buying funky designs, wild animal prints and bright colours. LOVIN’ IT!!!
Despite winter, I will not be stuck in a rut with only black coats and brown trousers, gray skirts and beige cardigans. God made the rainbow for us to enjoy the spectrum of glorious colours!!
What colours are you wearing this winter?
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