Saturday, May 26, 2018

Incorporating Color into Your Wardrobe

Photo by Belinda Farmer
Photo by Belinda Farmer
Photo by Belinda Farmer
Photo by Belinda Farmer
Photo by Belinda Farmer
Photo by Belinda Farmer
Photo by Belinda Farmer
Photo by Belinda Farmer

Hello! If you were to step into the bedroom in my home that I've dedicated specifically to serve as a closet, a variety of vibrant colors would jump out at you almost immediately. Years ago, countless black dresses would have greeted you if you stepped into my wardrobe. I used to favor dark, neutral hues; black was a go-to and only subtle hints of color resided in my wardrobe. For me, wearing color meant wearing a deep olive green top or pale blush pink dress. Far from the eye-catching, vibrant colors that fill my wardrobe today. 

For me, fashion revolves around one simple principle: it should be fun- and unapologetically true to yourself. I don't believe in following fashion "rules" and encourage you to write your own style rules.  Find your style confidence, embrace it and it will continue to flourish. When you put together a look that you really love, look in the mirror and tell yourself that you look damn good. After all, you always look your best when you're wearing what you really love. 

My love for color emerged shortly after I graduated from college- did my aesthetic tastes change or did perhaps a newfound confidence inspire me to embrace my true personal style and thus, also color in fashion? I've incorporated my fondness for color not just in what I wear but also in my lifestyle. Dreamy seventies hues welcome you the second that you step into my home and preside in every room. The bedroom in my home that serves as my "closet" has tangerine orange walls, a built-in bookshelf in a matching hue and a bright pink mod 60's TV table that serves to display an array of colorful sunglasses. I believe that surrounding yourself with vibrant colors- and ones that you really love at that- will inspire happiness and serve to create positive energy in your life. 

And when to comes to how to wear color? I suggest that you just go for it. Simple as that.  Confidence truly is key here. Try experimenting with different shades to find your favorites hues; for me, I prefer warm colors- think pinks, oranges, yellows and reds. And if it feels overwhelming at first, take baby steps. I'm not suggesting giving up your black dresses but encouraging you to have fun when getting dressed because that's what fashion is all about. And a brick red clutch or peachy orange cat eye sunglasses will always pop much more nicely against a little black dress than dark alternatives will. 

Photos by Belinda Farmer. You can browse more of her work here

On me:
Yellow dress: Vintage
Yellow star sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
"Tori" necklace: c/o Personal Necklace
Platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell

On Mika:
Blue dress: Vintage
White statement sunglasses: Rumors
White mod sunglasses: Nasty Gal
Printed scarf: Vintage
Pink purse: Vintage
Purple romper: Asos 

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