Neutrals or Bolds?

October 20, 2021 in


Hi friends, Happy Wednesday.
Sorry for the late start.. I was having technical difficulties. Blogger wasn't letting me upload photos. It might be time to start considering other platforms. But I digress.

I'm stepping a bit out of my comfort zone here today. I'm using photos of myself and my outfits here. I don't typically do this , as I'm sure you might of noticed. However, I figured it might be helpful to show you guys these things on a normal person in a normal setting (My bedroom and office bathroom).  Lets be real, anything will look great on a gorgeous 19 year old model on an exotic photo shoot.  If it will still look good on a 42 year old office worker, then its winner.  Its cringe inducing to me to write my stats here, but for reference I'm just shy of 5'4 and currently a ladies size 10.

Okay, that said.. lets start with the outfit above. More women that I know feel most comfortable dressing in neutrals. The question here is, "How do we keep neutrals from looking boring?"

What I did here was pair these neutrals with a very 'on point' pair of jeans. The sweater is a classic piece that will never look time period specific. Here are the links for each individual piece. (all "affordable" pieces)

So many women I know think that they can't wear bolds. They like them, they love how they look on everyone else, but are afraid to try them for themselves.
There are ways to overcome this hesitation.  My advice if you are looking to dip your toe into the waters of bold is to stick to classic shapes and outlines in the beginning.  You'll see here, that my red jeans are a classic straight cut and my top is a traditional button down. This gives the outfit a less avant gard than if I were waring more trendy shapes and styles such as flare legged pants.
Also, you'll see that I kept my accessories traditional here as well. Timeless bangle bracelets, hoop earrings and an iconic belt. When you are wearing bold colors, steer clear of the "statement piece" jewelry to avoid the appearance of "too much".   Here are the links for my "bold" outfit:

Are you comfortable wearing bold colors? Or do you prefer to stick to neutrals? 



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