What would the world look like without color? How do your photos look when you wear all black? Not as fabulous as the ones you took when you had on splashes of color, right?
Black and deep colors limit the amount of detail you can actually see in a photograph. In person, it no longer says, "NY chic, " but I've got something to hide. I'm talking about confidence here, not about weight. I'm not saying to never wear black, I love it on occasion myself, but just live a little. A lot of people avoid color because they don't feel they have the fashion sense to coordinate and pull it off.
Like in everything I do, it's about balance. Grab your favorite colorful pair of earrings, and two favorite coordinating pieces from your wardrobe. It doesn't have to be red trousers and a purple sweater, but it can be a purple sweater and a red scarf. Throw in your favorite brown boots & brown purse, add brown trousers.
|You can see the detail close up, but not as much on me in pictures. But my colorful accessories gave my ensemble flair!|
|Make it pop! This dress has tremendous detail but you can barely see it! I added a splash of red by throwing in a red silk bag, ruby red jewelry and red finger and toenail polish.|
|Red lips give a black outfit punch. It's like icing on the cake!|
|Red toenails and fingernails add balance with the lips.|
|A red silk clutch for a finishing touch.|
The inspiration for this outfit was my new Christmas presents, my bracelet, earrings and ring. It made putting an outfit together a cinch!
Favorite new purse? Let that begin your canvas for dressing. We live in an era of anything goes, from patterns, colors, structures and themes.
Another secret of mine is that when I find something new, I immediately create an outfit, even if I have no plans to wear it anytime soon. I have several outfits ready to go always, and they hang from my closet door frames. I even go as far as to hang the shoes, purse and jewelry with the outfit.
Check out all the color combinations.
I just pulled coordinating colors from the most detailed piece I have. Notice the prime accessory dictates what I search for. Orange lipstick will balance out the orange scarf,
And add more dimension to my lips, allowing them to pop!