On my recent work trip to the US, my shopping went all naval–almost everything I bought was at least partially navy blue! Ok, there was an idea behind it as well, although I did not have any particular color in my mind. My recent wardrobe overhaul left me with work clothes and sports gear. Then came summer, and my holiday started, and I realized I’ve nothing to wear.
For me it’s also symbolically important not to wear the same outfits during my holiday than I do at work. Work style puts me in work mode–vacation style puts me in a vacation mood! However, I didn’t buy all leisure clothes, as I wanted to be able to incorporate most items with my work outfits. This is one example of a leisure/ hot weather work combination.
There are quite a few more navy clothing items, and even a Michael Kors laptop bag in navy that I got, but it’s been great. I can just quickly put together an outfit. I used to do that a lot with black like a lot of bigger women do, but I’m now getting really excited over different shades of blue, especially bright clear blues. They seem to light up my skin in a way black just doesn’t. This is the discovery from my journeys into the world of color analysis. I used to think more about the message the color I wear sends out, but I’m now combining that with how that color makes me look. And I can’t help looking at people on the street with this idea in mind, seeing how colors work on different people. 🙂 I’m very new with this stuff still–I’m just widening my horizon currently.
Next week my vacation takes me deep into the Portuguese countryside, which I’ll be exploring on horseback, so talk about sports bras and riding wear can be expected in the coming weeks.