“BUT I CAN’T WEAR FUCHSIA!” – Feedback from last week.
Fuchsia is a very bright, hot pink and it can sometimes seem overwhelming to wear and many people assume that you have to be very confident or very young to wear it.
But bright colours like this don’t necessarily need to be worn as an overall colour, such as in a fuchsia dress or cardigan or jacket, but can be included as small touches to add style and interest to an outfit.
As in everything else that you do, who you truly are as a person is the basic foundation and starting point for putting together an authentic personal style. And knowing your individual True Self Style Words© is a vital part of this.
So, if any of your True Self Style Words© are Bright, Confident, Dynamic, Outgoing or Vivacious, then you’ll quite likely feel comfortable wearing a jacket or dress in fuchsia pink. But if your True Self Style Words© include words such as Quiet, Gentle, Sensitive, Soft or Private you’ll probably be less attracted to wearing a colour that is very bright and which draws attention to you.
We’re all different and the more that we recognise and respect this, the better. Our essential differences are one of the reasons that we should be careful about trying to follow fashion too closely. Fashion, with its seasonal colours, themes and styles doesn’t necessarily take our individuality into consideration. As a result, each season we’re told that certain styles and colours are either ‘IN’ or ‘OUT’. So, it’s announced that ‘Navy is the new black’ or ‘The Boho look is In for Winter’ or ‘Look Nautical this Summer’ with no consideration for our different personalities, bodies or skin tone.
Over the next few weeks we’ll address how to deal with managing fashion wisely but for now, let’s see how to use all the glorious colours out there in ways that suit us.
Just because you’re Quiet and Sensitive doesn’t mean that you can’t have the fun of some fuchsia pink (or red, coral, orange – or any other of the brighter colours) in your wardrobe. Instead of wearing a dress or whole outfit in hot pink, you could add touches of a bright colour as an accessory. You could try pink flip flops with your jeans and white T-shirt or thread a bright scarf through the loops of your jeans or trousers. Or you could add an orange handbag or red scarf to your corporate grey, chocolate brown or navy suit. A simple white sundress will be personalised and enhanced by a pink bracelet and pink beaded sandals.
The options are endless and once you start experimenting like this with some of the livelier colours and your creativity starts flowing, you’ll get an immediate added air of confidence!