Embracing (Some) Color


I’m not exactly sure what has come over me recently, but I’m rolling with it: I’ve been finding myself wanting to add some color into my wardrobe. I’m still very hesitant and cautious about it, which is good as I do have some shopaholic tendencies and I don’t want to end up where I was a few years ago with a closet full of colorful clothes that I didn’t want to wear. Unlike with black pieces where I know what works for me and what I like, I’m taking a much slower approach to considering and buying pieces of color.


This amazing sweater from Suunday is the third piece of color to join its black comrades in my wardrobe in the last few months. The first was my mustard tee from Tradlands, and the second being my brown painter jacket from Mien–both featured in my May 30×30 recap post. I am absolutely loving these warm tones paired with my beloved black pieces. I’ve always been fascinated with mustard yellow, and lately I’ve been drawn to this orange rust color. I’m trying to follow my intuition, and I think this is a good direction for me to go in for these warmer seasons, but I also think it’ll transition well into Fall & Winter. I’m trying to think more long-term with my purchases rather than whether I like it right now.


It has been strangely gloomy lately–guess June Gloom decided to start a bit early here in LA, and I’m actually quite glad because it means that I might get a few more wears out of this sweater before the summer heat hits us. This sweater has so many qualities that I look for in sweaters: a soft, non-itchy knit; ribbed knit; oversized but not too oversized; and can be tucked in easily into high-waisted pants. These amazing sleeves and unique neckline are such great bonuses. To be honest, I probably will end up buying the cream version of this just because I adore this sweater so much! So don’t be too surprised if you see it in my June Closet Update.


I’m not really sure what’s on the horizon for me when it comes to adding some more color into my wardrobe, but I am embracing this bit of courage and confidence. I’d like to think that this change has been brought about because of a change within myself that I’ve been working on to choose joy when I can; to accept who I am at this moment; and to protect my peace by setting boundaries. Like I’ve said time and time again, I am such a mood dresser that maybe, just maybe, this spark of color isn’t all that accidental. Maybe it’s just a product of my happy mood lately.

Well whatever it is, I hope it’s here to stay if not for my wallet’s sake, than simply because, it’s fun!