I was thinking about this today and you should wear colors. I like colors. I prefer colors to the absence of color (black) and the abyss of all colors mixed together (white).
You should wear colors because when it comes down to it what else do you really have to hold onto in this world? Is black really a better choice for your ENTIRE outfit? Is boring ass Essie Ballet Slippers really what you want on your nails every single time you get a manicure?
Oh it is? Sorry. I’ll let you have that. But just know that it’s no way to live your life, my friends.
As with all things I post about, this is just my opinion, and I don’t really care about your opinion. But like not in a mean way! I’ll allow it to exist. You can continue to live in your reality without the fear that I will disrupt it. I mean I have zero power to influence the disruption of anything, least of all ENTIRE REALITIES, so don’t be scared.
Glad we got that out of the way.
In New York and the surrounding area everyone “wears black” because it’s “the New York way.” And it is. Black is everywhere. If you look at a rack of coats anywhere at any time during the winter in New York, 99% of the time all of the coats will be 100% black. Black DOES go with everything, and that’s great. But like, LIVE A LITTLE.
To be honest, there is more than one black coat in my closet. Black goes with every color! Because it…is NOT color?! Is that why black goes with every color BECAUSE IT IS NOT A COLOR?! <head explodes>
When I was like 12 or 13 I went to Miami and it was like being on ANOTHER PLANET. I felt like I was an alien that had never seen my home planet but THIS, MIAMI, was my home planet because everyone was wearing colors and every piece of everything down to the very building we stayed in was a bright and vibrant color.
It really washes over you in a deluge of fab, the color of Miami. All of the colors are different but they somehow complement each other. Add in the lush green of all the shit that grows there since it’s Florida and it rains every day at precisely 2:47pm and you’ve got a really beautiful place.
You should wear colors, because colors say, “I’m here and I’m living out loud and YOU CAN’T STOP ME!” I dare you to wear a bright color and not feel like this. Most people are visual and they make judgements based on their visions and when you wear color they pick up what you’re putting down. And what you’re putting down is that you CANNOT BE STOPPED.
There is power in wearing colors. Most would say there’s power in black (AGAINNN with the New York thing <eyeroll>), but I beg to differ. Black allows you to blend in, to become faceless in the crowd, to shrink against a wall, to sneak stealthily in the night. Now, there are times where it is 100% NECESSARY to sneak stealthily in the night and I respect that. But when it’s not the night and you don’t need to be stealthy I think you should wear colors.
I just think…you should.
Colors are fun! Pick your favorite one! Wear a whole outfit of that color! Pick two that don’t go together, that’s even more fun! Wear a pattern! Wear three different patterns! It’s all an exciting and interesting way to exist in the world!
Personally I feel victimized and shamed by every fashion magazine or blog or gal on morning television that’s like, “You just gotta stock up on baaaaasicssss.” BITCH! I don’t want baaaaasicsssss…I WANT COLORS AND I WANT STUFF THAT DOESN’T “GO WITH EVERYTHING.”
My personal closet strategy is to buy and/or rent whatever I think is great, regardless of what it will “go with.” This poses an issue because money unforch doesn’t grow inside of ATM machines (or “MAC” machines) as I surmised it did as a child. So recently I’ve been poking around the stuff I already have and creating new and interesting combinations and it’s been very exciting! I’ll share some! But not now because it’s a Wednesday and I’m tired.
If I was ever forced into some kind of cartoon character closet utilitarian Kondo situaish and I could only pick like 7 things, one for every day of the week, each of these things would be a different color and one thing would be black. BECAUSE IT WOULD GO WITH EACH OTHER THING. Then I’d just have to make it work from there.
The black thing would be tights. The rest would be patterned or brightly colored dresses. Boom. It works. Fully Kondo-ed.
OMG JK PLZ DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN I ALREADY HAVE NIGHTMARES THAT MARIE KONDO COMES FOR ME AND TAKES ALL MY STUFF. And I wake in a panic because it all brings me joy! ALL of it. IT’S A BIG OL COLORFUL FIRE OF LITTLE JOY SPARKS ALL OVER THE PLACE.
You should wear colors. You’re missing out.