When I heard neons and brights were back for the Spring, I thought “Oh shooooot, I’m out of luck”. I can handle the stripes, but a sudden burst of color made me very nervous.
Seriously, I am a colorphobe. Have been for years (the last time I wore neon was in 1991 and I was in the 6th grade). I tend to stick to blues, blacks, reds and nothing too loud. I do have color but mainly darker shades and certainly NOT below the waist.
But….I’ve been looking. And trying. And experimenting with what is already in my closet. This week I dared to wear color from head to toe, and went out in public. I have to admit, I’m kind of liking it.
I’m not 100% comfortable, mostly because you can see the outline of my tummy and muffin top, but I’m working on that too. What definitely has helped has been my 8 lbs weight loss with Medifast and it’s given me a major confidence boost.
Before running out shopping, I dug through my clothing and surprisingly found a pink sweater from Banana Republic that I bought last year which I have never worn and a pair of skinny blueish/purple jeans that I bought in London. I had bought them at Primark for £8 (about $5) without trying them on. Sadly they didn’t fit, but this week they did!
So without spending a penny, I put together a new Spring look that I am very happy with and now I’m excited to tackle more color!
I ended up with two light striped sweaters, a bright blue top and bright pink top. I decided against the pink jeans mainly they were way too expensive.
So there you have it. This mamá is embracing neons and brights. Take a chance, you might surprise yourself. If I can do it, YOU can do it!
Look through the items you already own and see what you can do with those. If you are going to shop, then try out colored tops to get comfortable with a new look then work your way down. Good thing is that loose fitting blouses and over-sized shirts are in and it’s very simple to pair with leggings or your favorite jeans.
What trends are you most looking forward to, or most nervous/scared of this season?