“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions,” the artist Pablo Picasso once remarked.
Per Roz, an immediate need in my closet is a basic red outfit, a red top & red skirt. When she first told me, I was hesitant. Currently, I do not have a single red clothing item in my wardrobe. The color makes me feel self conscious because it is such a strong bright color. I have worn accents of red through jewelry & accessories but not an outfit. I rarely wear bright colors. The only time I wear it is when I run 🏃🏻.
Do you believe in Color Psychology? I am not a psychologist or claim to be, but as I was sewing my basic red outfit, I had time to think about the impact of color. My initial hesitation about sewing a red outfit made me wonder about the last time I wore red. I decided to go through my old photos and collect images of me wearing red. Surprisingly, I wore red at some important events in my life. And for some reason, I didn’t find a single photo of me wearing red after having children. Actually, I didn’t have a lot of photos of myself post pregnancy, most were of my children. In conclusion, I wore red in my younger days when I was energetic and more bold.
When I got pregnant and started having children, I realized that my wardrobe colors got darker. In my mind, I believed darker colors made me look slimmer. I had my 3 children 2 years apart, 2006/2008/2010, and throughout those 5+ years to current, dark colors were a staple in my wardrobe. Now I didn’t mind the weight gain because I knew I was carrying something precious and gaining weight was a by-product, but I had to relearn how to dress my new body and adjust to new responsibilities after I delivered my babies. That calls for another post one day when we have the time;)
So here I am creating the first red outfit after all these years. It’s bold but I have been wanting to make a change in my life. My basic red outfit is complete and it is time to take chances and be bold again;) Stay tuned for the red outfit!
Did you go through a similar wardrobe color experience? Were there stages in your life where you wore bright colors and other phases of dark? Just curious, do you believe in color psychology?
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!