So I consider myself a pretty bright girl and by bright I mean bright COLORS. I am very bright (smart) as well, but that is beside the point… Anyway… Now I sound like an idiot.
For some reason on my workdays I always end up wearing different variations of black and grey, black and white, or black and black. For someone who is so BRIGHT I don’t show it very well with my work clothes (except with maybe the exception of my shoes). So much for me being colorful!
So I decided to put my colorfulness to the test. Do I really like to wear as much color as I say that I do or is it all in my mind? Only one way to find out. I decided to take pictures of all of my outfits for a whole week. The results were not that shocking, but nevertheless interesting (at least to me).
Let’s start with Thursday. That is a good normal day of the week to start documenting my outfits (said no one ever)! Nevertheless Thursday I had some pastel colors. It wasn’t super bright and it was mixed with black but it was a start!
Friday was darker colors, but I did have some blue in there at least! I tried, but this shirt was my 4th and darkest one that I tried on that morning. I just wasn’t feeling the other ones!
Weekends are very casual for me, I basically live in workout clothes, because I actually do workout, but also because they are extremely comfortable. So Saturday was my black Nike shorts and my BRIGHT orange Nike long sleeve shirt. Comfy. Practical. Half bright! Well on my way!
Sunday was obviously another workout day. I ran errands, did a work-out, meal prepped and cleaned my house. Why would I wear anything else. Again I had at least partially bright colored clothes, but I am kind of cheating because most work out clothes are bright colored!
Now Monday was a very rainy day. I find it very difficult to wear bright cheerful clothing when it is so drab and gross outside. So today I fell right in line with my black-grey scene. I am not starting the work week off very strong.
Tuesday… Much better! Today was still a little rainy and overcast but I got a new dress that I was determined to wear. Floral is all the rage right now and I immediately put this dress. I didn’t care what the weather was, this dress deserved to be worn immediately! Now I am back on track! Bright colors all day long!
HUMP DAY (aka last day of experiment) was a failure on my part. I pulled out my yellow work pants and had every intention or pairing them with a bright pink top, well my new pink top had a small hole that I didn’t notice until I put it on…Needless to say I will be returning the shirt, but this left me figuring out what to wear last minute… Black and white dress won out. It was too easy. I didn’t have to pair things together. I literally picked the dress and my black pumps and called it a day. I know I still could have paired my yellow pants with something else, but that was just too much work. I failed the color test…I’m sorry!
So overall I have decided that I do have the capabilities to be bright and cheerful with my clothing choices every single day, but there are times when I simply revert back to my old habits and play it safe with black. Why is wearing black just so easy? Maybe I just need to try harder. Summer is right around the corner, maybe that will give me some better incentive to bring out the bright colors more often!