Up until about a year ago, I would have described my style as quite colorful. I loved to wear the rainbow, and often did. But recently, I have found myself trending towards a bit more of a muted palate. Basically, my closet is chock-full of neutrals with pops of burgundy and olive and rare sightings of blue and yellow.
The funny thing is I used to think owning every hue meant that I could always find ways to mix and match. However, what ended up happening in reality is nothing really quite went together and I could never find cohesion. Now that I am a bit more choosey in my color schemes, I find that almost everything goes together perfectly and it is a lot easier to throw together an outfit.
I consider this a valuable lesson learned. Find your shades and stick with them, then add patterns, textures and accessories accordingly. Now if only it hadn’t taken me decades to figure this out, I really could have saved myself a lot of frustrating mornings trying to get dressed…not to mention a terrible outfit or two.
Boots: Sole Society