Tuesday, 6 October 2009

pink/blue

What do you think about when you choose what colours to wear every day?

As I have recently got more into my wardrobe again, I have been experimenting with clothes which I haven't worn in a long time and begun to remember what makes me feel good. I am noticing that the relationship between colours and with clothes and how they make you feel is all but simple.

I am slowly beginning to abandon blue, which will be a shock to anyone reading my blog as you know that I am a serious navy wearer. Of course my navy jeans and I will never be parted but I am sick to the back teeth of electric blue.

I am moving more towards greys and greens. Grey makes me feel like me and green makes my eyes look good (although right now I don't have much of it, apart from one khaki jacket).

I have replaced blocks of colour with colourful accents. Blocks of bright colour make me feel like a five year old.

The therapeutic properties of pink will always remain close to my heart, but I have to make it look edgy. I just feel like a princess-y girly-girl otherwise. But pink on the lips is compulsory.

White is just the opposite of me. For years I struggled with the elegance of beige and camel and snow white, willing it to work for me. But it just doesn't work. If I ever get married, maybe I'll wear red. That's a colour which makes me feel strong, and which I don't have nearly enough of.

Black. Oh, black. Black always seems to get such a bad rep for being boring but when I wear it I boring is the last thing I feel. As long as I don't wear it with denim.

7 comments:

  1. "I am moving more towards greys and greens. Grey makes me feel like me and green makes my eyes look good"
    I feel exactly the same way about these two, though I didn't like grey that much until last year when I completely embraced it.

    "I have replaced blocks of colour with colourful accents. Blocks of bright colour make me feel like a five year old."
    Colourful accents = jewelry and badges for me :)

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  2. I'm willing to try nearly any color nowadays.

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  3. I'm rekindling my love of black these days ... perhaps because I own so MUCH of it!

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  4. I wish I had more options. I end up with/in a lot of black in my work, and I get sick to death of it. Just yesterday I tried to get some color other than black into my work wardrobe, and I failed. I felt deflated. I wish there were more options.

    As for my street clothes, it's usually jeans with some brightly colored top/t-shirt/sweater for me. I really don't branch out much.

    I gravitate toward pink/red/purple, and the occasional green.

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  5. I loved reading your thoughts on color...color theory and its affects on emotions seriously fascinates me. I wish I could just study color (I already do a little for fun!).
    I'm feeling more green lately too...but electric blue still make me giddy...maybe it's because I don't own a ton.

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  6. I'm rediscovering hunter green, but I've always been faithful to grays and blues. I own a lot of red because of an ex-boyfriend. violets, and pinks have been my wandering into my wardrobe in the last few years.

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