Color Woes

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Color WoesHave you ever looked in your closet and seen so much black overpowering your wardrobe and thought, “Ozzy Osborne would be proud.” ? This happens to great number of us I think, myself included. And it seems as much of a conscientious effort I make to purchase clothes of a different shade, I’m drawn to black or it’s nearest sibling, gray.

So a question many of us ask is: How can I make my wardrobe less gloomy?

First off, we need to quit justifying our gray-scale purchases saying things like “This is truly a wardrobe staple I can wear anytime of the year.” However true that may be, you must remember, you have said that the last several times you’ve gone shopping and one can only have so many black staples.

Second of all, dress for the season. If it’s spring you’ll feel much more fashion forward and alive wearing fresh vibrant colors and people will instantly view you as someone who is happier and ready for whatever the world throws at them. Even if it’s a baby step such as mixing a spring colored blouse with some black pants or throwing on a neon color blouse under that black blazer. Every little bit counts and makes a huge difference.

And last but not least, however flattering black may be, colors that truly bring out the best in your skin or eye color will draw attention AWAY from any problems areas you think you have and give you a truly polished look.

Think of these three things next time you are out shopping and write them on your hand or stick a post it with these reminders on to your credit card next time you are tempted to purchase something black, when your closet would honestly be better without it.

Have you personally dealt with your color woes? How did you accomplish breaking the habit? Tell us in your comments!


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