Wearing color is one of my signature things to do. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good neutral outfit, but more times than not, I will grab one of more colorful items in my closet to start off creating a look. Often times I get told by other women how much they love the color I am wearing, but they could never wear it. It brings me back to the eighties when there were home parties where you would get “draped” to find out what your colors were. I remember back then it confused me as I never wanted to rule out any color to wear. So today I am showing you six different outfits to show how I wear every color of the rainbow with items I already have in my closet. Each one is loved by me and I feel confident in all of them.
Red is a color I don’t own a lot of at the moment and I am so pleased I recently came across several of these pieces. The open weave lightweight sweater with red and white stripes is an Anthropologie piece I thrifted and the J. Crew eyelet skirt is from a local consignment shop. I love the warmth that this look provides and I especially love the mix of textures.
Coral is probably one of my most favorite colors that I wear a lot of during the spring and summer months. This orange-pink tone simply makes me happy, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I found this Anthropologie floral printed blouse at Goodwill. I paired it with a simple Banana Republic stretch denim skirt that was also thrifted.
Out of all the outfits here, I think this is my #1 favorite. Yellow has to be the most talked about color when it comes to women I know and saying that they can’t wear it, although they compliment it on me. There are many shades of yellow ranging from light butter to rich mustard and everything in between. I have no problem wearing yellow up close to my face as I have many times before, but wearing a color on your bottom half that you are unsure of like I have done here may be a way to go. I love the mix of prints here with the J. Crew ikat skirt and the Zara embroidered peasant blouse that are both thrifted.
Green is my absolute favorite color, so I have always had a vast collection of it in many shades and tones in my closet. For this lookbook, I selected a recent thrift find to represent this color of the rainbow: this Free People embroidered blouse. And talk about stepping out of my comfort zone, these thrifted New York & Co. denim shorts are the first time putting on an article of clothing that exposed one of my small scars since my hip surgery. I am sure no one even noticed it, but for me it was a milestone.
I got this striped Anthropologie skirt last summer off of Poshmark and I knew instantly I wanted it to represent the blue outfit in this lookbook. I decided to really play the gamete of shades and selected a surplice tee in a light baby blue. I love how it plays off of the cobalt and navy in the skirt. The icy blue metallic handbag was my wild card in this look and I love how it all came together.
Purple is another one of those colors that I do not have a whole lot of in my closet at the moment, so I immediately fell in love with this off the shoulder floral blouse at a local thrift shop that I featured not that long ago on the blog. I partially tucked it into white lace Anthropologie skirt, found at Goodwill, for a mix of feminine and bohemian.
See my Colors of the Rainbow outfits in motion on my YouTube channel:
Today’s Postivity Note
“Her messy hair a visible attribute of her stubborn spirit. As she shakes it free, she smiles knowing wild is her favorite color.” -j. iron word
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