I’ve been in a bit of a quandary lately over my wardrobe. I stand in my wardrobe and yes, while I like everything in there, once I put something on, I feel unfinished. And don’t even get me started on accessories!
I subscribe to a couple of style blogs for inspiration and many of my friends do weekly wardrobe posts and sometimes after reading them, I scratch my head. I honestly don’t know how to get where I want to be…or if I can even explain it.
First of all, I think I’m afraid of color. I told my friend Julie once that I’d bought something new and she said, “let me guess, it’s black.” This conversation took place about a year ago and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I also have a coworker who compliments me every time I wear a certain green top or a pink sweater and I’ve begun to think it’s because I wear color so rarely that it really makes an impact.
When we were in Sweden, I was very limited to my clothing options. It was cold, I didn’t want to bring a huge suitcase, and I wanted layers that were versatile. I was pretty happy with how I packed, but then I glanced over at my sister one day and realized that I liked what she was wearing WAY more than what I had on; my mom even sported more color than me.
Now in all fairness, my sister and I have pretty dramatically different coloring, but she had on a wide array of color for most of the trip…and I had on a wide array of black. The day we hit the Stockholm Grand Hotel for tea, the only color I had on was a royal blue tunic. I still like that outfit, but wonder if I could have styled myself a little differently.
But maybe all my black isn’t really a problem. Maybe I tend to like a more conservative and sophisticated color pallet. I’m just not sure. But what I do know is that I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about fashion lately and I feel like my next renovation project might not be on my house, but on my wardrobe.
What are your thoughts on fashion? How do you choose your wardrobe and what are some of your FAVORITE outfits?