Friday, February 11, 2011

Friend Friday...

Welcome to this week's edition of Friend Fridays, sponsored by ModlyChic.

1. What color dominates your closet?

I don't know that any one color dominates my closet, honestly. Sure, I have my fair share of black (like most people), but it really isn't a predominant color in my closet. I do tend more toward darker neutrals when it comes to heavy, winter clothes -- somehow they just seem warmer mentally/emotionally. But for the last 2 winters (since I have discovered this wonderful world of fashion blogs) I have done a multitude of remixing and layering with my non-winter-specific pieces, so now even my winter outfits are full of color!

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

There are definitely certain colors I don't have as much of in my closet (yellow and orange are two specific examples, and purple is also a little thin) so if money were no object, I would have pieces made in the right shades of those colors to flatter my skin tone. Now that I think about it, I do think most of my color is in my tops, so I would also spend some money on getting more color into my pants, skirts, and dresses.

3. What is your mantra about mixing colors?

While I'm not as bold and daring as some ladies out there, if it's something you're into, just DO it! I have found some of my most favorite outfits by putting pieces together that I thought would clash or be too bold of a color statement. You'd be amazed what looks fabulous together! Just try it -- you'll like it!

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

I first started by buying pieces I knew I liked in colors that I would normally avoid for various reasons. I knew the item was a good cut/fit for me, so I broadened my color horizons that way. Then Once I was comfortable with more color in that way, I moved on to adding accessories in other colors. For example, a neutral pant, a colored top, and a necklace in a contrasting color is simple, but it makes quite a statement! From there, I moved onto bold prints and color/pattern mixing. It's kinda like an addiction -- once you try it, you just can't stop!

5. Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe?

Seriously, this list could go on forever, but here are a few gals I picked at random:

All the gals over at Academichic
Sal from Already Pretty
Hillary of By Hillary
Kimberly over at Fab Finds Under $50
Audi at Fashion for Nerds
Rose with From Sneakers to Stilettos (her combos are some of my favorites!)
Suze from Miss Vinyl Ahoy
Andie over at What Andie Wears

Keep up the good work, ladies!


  1. Girl you are so sweet! Thanks again! I always think I have too much blue & teal in my closet! LOL When are you going to start posting your outfits again? We miss you! :)

  2. andie -- i actually TOOK photos last friday for wear red day (and will be again today!) -- just need to figure out a new flow for editing + posting them. my memory card doesnt work with my new netbook, so i need to hunt down my USB cord...
    its supposed to be much warmer here next week, so maybe i can get back into the swing of things soon!