Amuse Bouche #32-Color

Amuse Bouche (ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh): literally translated into “mouth amuser”.  Wikipedia definition: a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre.

 Jodie’s use of the term: a small hint or clever tip!  (Think Hints from Heloise!!)

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Wear More Color

So let me get on one of my soap boxes today!!  Color ladies….let’s wear more color!  I realize that the season is moving towards winter and with this change of season, we tend to reach more for the darker colors and neutrals (whether it be due to that’s what the stores are showing or habit?).  But, really, let’s talk psychology.  We all know there is some truth to color psychology. And the winter months tend to be more depressing and bleak especially since it gets dark sooner!  So I’d like to start a movement to wear more bright colors during fall and winter and see if you feel better. Besides, just as “they” say you should eat the rainbow (eat a variety of different colored foods), I’m thinking you should wear the rainbow too (maybe not all at one time, but hey, why not?)!

For those who still dwell in the world of black, black & more black…I get it.  1-It’s easy.  2-They’ve touted that it’s slimming (I beg to differ…a bad fitting black garment does not make you look svelte no matter what.  A great fitting item is what makes you look wonderful!). 3-It’s readily available at retail stores all the time. 4-It doesn’t show stains easily (I also raise an eyebrow at this since the white cat hair and dust particles show up just as crazily on my black pants). 5-You have a ton of it in your closet.

But let me ask you a question. Does it really look good with your complexion? There are some of you out there that it does.  But for most of us, as we get older, it tends to make us look sallow and washed out. How do you know if it looks good on you or not? Well, has anyone ever said to you, “Wow, that black really looks great on you (the color, not the item)!” If you’re not sure or really want to try this out, do an experiment.  Wear your black shirt when you go to an event with good friends (you know…good friends=ones that will tell you the absolute truth).  Do they comment how great that color looks on you?  Then at another event wear that same black shirt with a bright colorful scarf.  If you keep doing this with different colored scarves or even shirts, you should probably start to get a picture of what looks good on you by the compliments you receive.

So join me in my color movement.  Wear the colors that look great on you!!  Besides this thought below says it all!! Color for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Tell me how you feel about black clothes!  This week on the blog the three of us are wearing colored jeans….apropos, no?