Friday, February 11, 2011

Friend Friday - Color Wars

It's Friend Friday! This week, we're talking about...

Color Wars

1. What color dominates your closet?

I'd have to take a good look at my (color coded) closet to be totally sure, but I think it's black. Either black or grey, I can't remember. Neutrals definitely dominate, though. I am a girl who loves colors that aren't really colors.

2. If money weren't an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet?

Honestly, I wouldn't because I love me some neutrals as a base. I like to think I have a good selection of "pop" items. Bright shoes, bright scarves, bright tights, bright tanks and tees. That said, I do want a mustard skirt so badly. I feel like it'd play nicely with all my neutrals. That's not a color emphasis, but it is a colorful item.

3. What is your mantra about mixing colors?
I don't have one, but I do know that I tend to go for colors that "go" rather than colors that "match", meaning I like to wear what the ladies over at Academichic would call analogous, two-thirds, and / or complementary color combos. I guess that means my mantra is:
"Don't match; dress in colors that remind you of athletic teams."
Someone should put that on a throw pillow. I'd buy it.

4. For you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits?

I'm a big fan of pops. I like the neutral base with pops of color. My bright blue shoes, an orange pashmina, yellow earrings, hot pink tights.... I am too much of a chicken to wear too many brights up by my face. In my world, red is the brightest color and it scares the crap out of my to wear it. So yeah, bright accessories are my go-to for color.
Also, I have a few colors that I really like against my skin (orange, turquoise, yellow, and green) so I have no fear of wearing those.

5. Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe?
Sal of Already Pretty is one of the first that comes to mind.  Other colorful bloggers are Melissa of A Working Mom's Closet, the amazingly snappy and savvy Vanessa, and the very cool Fer.

So how about y'all?  Are you more drawn to brights or to neutrals?  Are there any colors you're afraid to wear?  What color mantra do you want embroidered on a throw pillow? 

For more thoughts on the colorful wardrobe, check out ModlyChic.


  1. You have to get a mustard skirt!!

  2. I go for darks BUT make an effort to incorporate color. Well, sometimes.

  3. I love these answers and can totally relate to them. My wardrobe is mainly neutrals with pops of color, and though I do intend to try to incorporate more colors, I know my staples will always be LBDs (and LGDs, and LBSs, etc.).


  4. I'm glad you mentioned Sal. She does a great job with color. And I'm with you on the pops. Too much color can just be too much sometimes, you know?
    The Auspicious Life

  5. Oh my gosh, that throw pillow thing is hysterical! Love it!

    And yes, a mustard skirt would be fabulous. For that matter, I'd like a mustard anything!

    Thanks for mentioning me! :)

  6. That throw pillow thing seriously made me laugh out loud!

    I don't blog myself (one day I shall take you up on the wannabe fashion blogger feature, hah!) but the girl from The Joy of Fashion is what got me into color mixing for REAL. She has some legit color pairing skills. I'd say she's the person who has inspired me to be bold with colors.

    And you're the one who inspires me to love my curlies! Haha, up until this year I hated my crazy Puerto Rican curly hair, but I love it now! Represent!

  7. Aren't the academichic girls terrific?! They taught me a lot about color combos too!

  8. A fellow Friend Friday blogger! :o) Great answers!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I'd love if you followed!


  9. ohhh I am like you.. mostly black, brown, grey in my closet. I like pops of color and go for safe kinda clothes.. I love how you dress!! Great answers and look forward to reading next weeks!!
    xox J

  10. You have to get a mustard skirt!!


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