I was one of a few bloggers chosen to participate in the BlogHer Life Well Lived Looking Your Best category this week, and given the question: "How do you incorporate color into your look?"
The photo above was taken with my husband and daughter on the day of my daughter's bridal shower. As you can see I'm wearing a black shirt with a shear black and white jacket. I'm honestly not a big fan of a lot of color in my wardrobe, for a few reasons. The first reason is that I find wearing dark colors more slenderizing, and I'm always conscious of my frustratingly less than svelte figure. Second, I find dark colors more complimentary to my fair complexion. The third reason is that dark colors seem to be the "de rigueur" uniform for most New Yorkers, and I'm no exception. I'd be the first to admit that things in the city can get very grimy -- all I have to do is clean my outside window sills to see that -- and wearing dark colors work best for preventing big dry cleaning bills.
While I prefer black and other dark colors I do admit that a few other colors are my favorite, and searching through my photo files I saw a few trends.
The first trend I noticed is that I don't take too many photos of myself! I'm usually the one too busy taking photos and unless it is a special occasion, or a vacation trip, I hardly get in a photo. The other trend I noticed are that the colors red and blue seem to be my favorite colors to wear if I'm not wearing black. Just for fun, I snuck in two vintage photos of myself in the collage above--can you spot them?
Even though I prefer black there is another way I incorporate color into my wardrobe. I just wrap a pretty multicolored scarf around my neck! I have quite a variety in all colors and kinds of fabric. As I was going through my collection of scarves to display them on my bed for this photo someone else thought this was the most marvelous idea...
It was my cat, Bo, who jumped up right into the middle of them purring kind contently and ready to play with the fringes on some of the scarves. When his nails came out he was quickly asked to leave (smile).
What is your favorite way to incorporate color into your look? Come over to BlogHer's Life Well Lived page and join in the conversation at this link, and see how other bloggers add color to their lives.
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