Husband Mike is all about texture when it comes to clothes. Always has been. In fact, his texture connoisseurship has made me more attuned to textures myself. I always loved how certain fibers felt – especially cashmere and silk – but texture also impacts how a garment LOOKS. I used to be more focused on color, but having moved toward a more muted aesthetic, I focus a lot more on texture now.
And you? When you are considering making/buying/thrifting a garment, are you more interested in color or texture? Why?
I once challenged myself to spend an entire summer creating outfits that didn’t include black. And it was interesting and challenging at times. But ya know what I’ve realized since then? I LOVE BLACK. I prefer it in neutral mixes or with the occasional cool bright color so I definitely don’t wear it with any- and everything. But, like many people, I adore the mystery, toughness, elegance, and versatility of black. If I could only wear one neutral color for the rest of my days, it would be black. (Cognac brown would be second, but it’s so specific to accessories that it’s a pretty distant second.)
I’m betting that most of you will vote Team Black, too, but let’s hear from everyone: What’s your preferred neutral? Why? Do you own both clothing and accessories in this color? Does it dominate your wardrobe, or just accent it?
For as long as I can remember, red has been my power color. I shunned all things pink as a little girl in favor of bold, bright, superhero-y red, and I will probably consider it my favorite color forever. Red suits my coloring, but it also makes me FEEL strong and alive to wear it. Black is what I’ll wear if I need to feel cool and powerful, but if I want to feel firey, I reach for red.
Do you have a power color? Doesn’t have to be something that makes you feel ferocious or aggressive, just a shade or tone that resonates with your centered inner self. What color do you wear when you want to amplify your personality? Has your current one always been your power color, or has it changed over time?