There’s been a lot of talk about personal color theory on this blog over the last few years. It’s a subject that has always fascinated me, now more than ever. If we look at my wardrobe through the “way back machine” we would see that I wore no black until my late 30’s. And once, I did, I was all in. I wore head-to-toe black most days for many years and embraced it with joy. So why the interest now? Why does color matter in your wardrobe?
Here are a few images of me through the years on this blog-
WOW, there’s a lot of sameness here, plus I still own most of these clothes and accessories!
The older I’ve gotten, the more color I’ve added to my wardrobe. This whole nightmarish lockdown we’ve endured is in no small part responsible. I love black for all the obvious reasons and expect to always wear it because I always feel put together wearing it. But now, color is critical in my wardrobe because of how it makes me feel.
I have experimented with more color over the last 15 months than I did as a little girl when my mom sewed my entire, colorful wardrobe. I wore patterns with abandon and every color under the sun. I have fond memories of a pantsuit my mom made me covered in bright florals of red and orange that I wore until it no longer fit.
It makes me wonder what role “professional color analysis” has played in narrowing or broadening my choices and my joy wearing color.
Today, the Over 50 Fashion Team will be LIVE on Instagram, talking about color and how important it is or isn’t in our wardrobes. I hope you’ll join us here.
How important is color in your wardrobe?