Although I'm not a great shopper for clothes, or in any way a clothes horse, people's choices in what they wear always fascinates me. Some people dress almost in a uniform, wearing the same as their peers. Some people like to be different. Some people aren't too bothered what they wear.
I've been through periods in my life when I've dressed almost entirely in black. I'm not sure why it was. Maybe to disappear, maybe because it was easy. When I worked at a law firm almost everyone wore black or navy or grey. The annual general meeting was a vast expanse of dark gloomy colours, with just a sprinkling of colourful characters.
It took me a while after leaving to discover clothes in other colours. I stuck to black for a while, for everything, even a purse or an umbrella. If they didn't have it in black, I didn't buy it. But after a while it occurred to me that there were other colours. I had a brief affair with pink. It seemed the most opposite colour to black. Light, frivolous, girly. I still have one or two pink t-shirts in my wardrobe.
But as time went on I gravitated more towards cool blues and greens, and the natural colours of oatmeal and honey. Except for the odd bit of pink, there are no hot bright shades, no orange or red or yellow. But the cool soft colours of the natural world are there in abundance. I'll never be a peacock, but maybe a pale brown moth or a blue sky. It's how I am I think.
Tell me, is your wardrobe full of one colour, or are you brave enough to try it all?
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