Thursday, July 19, 2012
Breaking Away From All Black
I haven't done a topic of the day in awhile so I decided to answer a question that a lot of my readers email me about. How can I wear color?
For me, wearing colorful clothing is about more than clothes. It's much more than a fashion statement. A lot of women have the misconception that black is the best color choice for plus size women and it will automatically make you look thinner. I was once a victim of that thinking and at one point I had a closet filled with so much black it literally looked like my closet was having a funeral. One day I decided to stop acting like I was mourning my weight gain. No I wasn't the skinny girl I once was, I was a full figured woman determined to make the best of my figure and get my self esteem back. I gained weight I didn't die! I refused to let my weight get in the way of me living a happy life and going out and having fun in pretty clothes.
My closet makeover started with shoes. I started buying shoes in every color of the rainbow.... then I started buying colorful accessories. After getting compliments about my new colors, I got the courage to start buying clothes in color and the rest was History. When I looked in the mirror, the color truly made me happy from the inside out.
You DO NOT have to wear black to look sexy or thinner. I actually have some black items in my closet that make me appear heavier than some of my colored clothes. You CAN wear color. The key to wearing color is the fit and the fabric. Also, try wearing color on the part of your body you feel the most confident about. If you love your legs, try a colored skirt or pant. If you love your boobs, try color on top and rock a darker bottom.
I challenge each one of you to step outside of your comfort zone, and rock a color that you never have before. It is sooooooooooo liberating. You will be surprised how much better you feel about yourself when you are in an outfit that makes you stand out from the crowd. Throw away those baggy I hate my figure clothes. Next time you are shopping and have to choose between black and color, get the COLOR. Life is too short to wear boring clothes and blend in :)
Until Next Time,