Sunday, May 22, 2016

Colorful Dress & A Mainly Neutral Wardrobe

The weather is still all over the place here in the Bay Area - 90s at the beginning of the week and low 60s and rain by the end of the week - actually quite typical for the end of spring around here. I’m not complaining as we are blessed with mild weather year round, and we are definitely thankful for any rain we get.

I don’t wear a lot of purple, but this pink, purple and black dress caught my eye when it was on major clearance - I think 80% off - when a Macy’s closed down close to us a year ago. I tried it on just for fun and ended up liking it. I love the fun geometrical pattern and the slight flare at the bottom. And by pairing it with a black cardigan, I toned down the busy pattern a bit.  

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Mixing Colors into a Mainly Neutral Wardrobe

I’ve been trying to streamline my closet and have been mostly replacing neutral foundation pieces in the last six months. My loud Trina Turk pants being the exception! What I have found is that it’s fun to have a few colorful pieces in your closet. I may not get as much wear out of them as out of my well-made neutrals (like my beloved Trina Turk Accomplice top), but color spruces up my wardrobe and I love to wear it on occasion. I wear something colorful once or twice a week; the rest of the time I wear neutrals but may add color with accessories. This may not be apparent from the blog as I’ve been showing a lot of colorful clothes lately. A typical outfit of mine is more in line with my black & white maxi skirt outfit from a few weeks ago.

Color Can Affect Your Mood

I love color because it can really affect my mood. When I’m in need of some cheer, I wear my yellow cardigan. On a beautiful summer day, I love my raspberry top; it just screams summer to me, and somehow I always feel I “need” to eat some ice cream when I’m wearing it... And on a rainy day, nothing cheers me up like my colorful Desigual coat

Black  Pink Dress 2 1
Outfit Details: Purple/Pink/Black Dress (fabulous splurge; fun Robert Rodriguez dress on the RealReal), Yummie leggings, Coach Prairie Satchel (I love the one in bright pink)

Question: Do you wear colorful clothes or neutrals? Or both? What affects your decision what colors to wear on a particular day? 

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Be well,

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