MsKatieKat's comment on a recent thread of mine (that I wear color well) made me decide to challenge myself to not wear black for a week - or at least, not close to my face. Black has never been my best color, but a while ago when I decided that it wasn't too bad either, I started wearing it quite a lot. And somehow wearing lots of color started to feel too loud for me. So I'm challenging myself to find ways to wear non-black that still feels "like me" and not over-powering.
Here's the first three days of the challenge. How am I doing? Are these colors at all flattering on me? And pardon the pre-combed-hair pictures (yikes).
#1 wearing today - a column of blush with an olive jacket. I'm not sure it works. (The belt is white, and the shoes pink. I think perhaps I should change to a gray or mid-tone shoe to go better with the olive linen jacket....
#2 - #3 worn yesterday. This top is a tunic (or probably a dress), and has a weird waist seam and pockets. But I decided that the pattern is current enough to try out. I'm thinking almost of cutting it into something else -- not sure.
#4 worn Sunday to church - a peacock shell with white. I tossed a sparkly light silver cardigan on over it for the frigid A/C at church, and got lots of compliments on how stylish I always look. Ha :) The shoes in this pic are washed out - They're aquamarine floral espadrilles that my sister just brought me from Spain. They're super cute, but I changed to birks later in the day for comfort.
Suggestions for improvement?
So far, I don't really miss my black. But I doubt I can go super long without it.