When I was younger and would dress myself for school or for class in college, I always gravitated toward the same monotone palette: black, grey, charcoal, and navy. While all of these dark neutrals were easily interchangeable between outfits and ideal tones for Vermont winters, I never felt like my personality and who I wanted to present myself as came through in what I wore.
As I got older, I began eyeing more brightly colored pieces on the racks at stores, and was also more intrigued by mismatching patterns styled together. Eventually I realized the only hurdle I had to overcome was the one in my head telling me that brights don’t go with anything and that stand out colors and patterns didn’t suggest professionalism.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
While many of you my have well come to this realization long ago, I’d like to apologize now for everything I said about neutrals being forever. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a good high waisted denim with a neutral sweater and boot, but playing with color in my wardrobe on a day to day basis is just so much more fun. That is the simplest way to put it.
Taking that first step out of your fashion comfort zone will allow you to figure out what you do and don’t like, whether that be a particular color, pattern, fit or style. If you take anything away from this, just know that there are no rules and yellow can be neutral if you want it to be! Vivid colors help showcase a vivid personality.
*Side note: This yellow lace summer sundress featured is from Rent The Runway, to which I am an extremely loyal unlimited subscriber. If you’ve never tried Rent The Runway, I’d highly suggest checking out their selection for your next event, whether it be a formal gala or a girls’ trip to Mexico. If you find yourself hooked, you can join the party and sign up for an unlimited rental subscription that allows you to rent either 3 or 4 pieces at a time and keep them for as long as you wish! In no way is this sponsored, I just love this service to find more high fashion pieces that I can incorporate into everyday wear as well. I’m also totally that person that will show up to work in leggings, a sweatshirt, tennis shoes and hair braided on Thursday, but an orange, polka dotted dress with full hair and makeup on Friday…sue me.
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