Picking Colors in your Fashion

I love color and it's such a big part of my life: in my work as a graphics professional, my wardrobe, especially the hats I choose, and how I decorate. Color invokes mood. And it affects us all differently. Today, I'm focusing on colors in fashion.

I took a color theory class many years ago that I found really intriguing. From my skin tone, I can balance colors between fall and winter so golds and browns look nice on me as much as purples and reds. I also love wearing neutrals. And I feel differently when I wear certain colorways. For example, I feel light and pretty like a little girl when I wear pink, which is my favorite color. Pink is a playful, happy color.

When I wear purple or red, I feel more forthright or confident although I'm more soft spoken. And when I wear neutrals, I feel light and airy.

I've begun to really love greens and blues. Blue was always considered a corporate office color when I worked for offices in the 80s and 90s. It's a de-stress color. Green was never my favorite until about a couple of years ago. The new shades like mint and lime I really like. I picked up a mid-tone lime hat from the thrift store and I matched it with a lime scarf to tie as a bow around the band. And, then I wore the hat with a lime color ruffled sweater and darker green flower printed skirt. The hat was the center piece that made the whole outfit come together and I really felt pretty.

A few weeks later, I picked up a darker olive green hat and paired it with a lighter lime and white polka dot scarf for the bow around the band. Two slightly different green shaded hats but really pretty. I need to put together an outfit for the olive green hat! Maybe next week when I go shopping...

Other colors I'm working on are orange and peach. I was never a big fan of either but I have some awesome oversized scarves that I turned into kimonos and I'm anxious to find an orange dress to go with them!

Some of my favorite color combos to wear are: black and white, blue and white, and gray and black. What colors do you like to wear?


  1. Hum...Black and white. Brown and winter white. All shades of PINK! No prints. I wonder why? Hum?

    1. hee heee! I like your style lady! But I do like prints and polka dots! LOL!

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    1. Yes ma'am, like a mango color are a few of my scarves! I think once I find the right dress, I can pull off the color! LOL