September 29, 2021
Autumn’s arrival is still sort of iffy, here in Chicago, but I am seeing more women wearing lovely fall clothes on the cooler days! What a nice break…
One thing that really jumped out at me a few days ago was seeing lots of women wearing a column of black – often a black dress – with something over it that was ivory, beige or camel.
I think a lot of us who live in black (or navy, or grey) tend to think that we can only wear cool hues with our neutral. But that’s not at ALL true – what about a woman with dark brown hair with no hint of red or warmth, but clear amber eyes. (I’m looking in the mirror for this…)
And what’s a woman to do when you’re thrifting and you see a gorgeous camel blazer or sweater, but you’ve always been told that you “couldn’t” wear it?
Or camel and black spectator flats or pumps? Dare you turn your back on them, if you find them in your size, at a steal of a price?
A shirt jacket isn’t right next to your skin, and depending on how you tie your scarf, it won’t be either!
You may already have a scarf that includes some warm shades – a classic cardigan that goes with your scarf might give you some new options for cool weather.
Just to remember – this would work well in warmer weather too! Some fabrics just aren’t available in pure, snowy white…
I really like the way this vest brightens up the entire outfit. And if you’re going to wear pearl-trimmed boots, why NOT wear a pearl-colored vest?
Even the coziest black dress can be a LOT of black when worn with black tights and shoes. You could – literally – wear any color ruana or scarf with this dress…
Imagine wearing this last outfit to an office; sit behind your desk nice and quiet until you walk out to a meeting and flash your jazzy flat shoes….
I’m looking more and more at color combinations that we were always told NOT to wear… I think we have more options than we were ever lead to believe!
p.s. Four years ago, Pantone gave us a dozen “new” colors for spring. They’re still good for inspiring a fresh accent in your wardrobe!