#ColorMyCloset: Winter 2019
Wow. After all of that posting and reposting, I really needed a break from the blog. The #ColorMyCloset challenge was so fun but so exhausting! Thankfully, I’ve finally recovered and am ready to recap.
I started this challenge as a fun little way to be more creative with my wardrobe - I never expected to learn so much, and I certainly NEVER expected so many people to join me!
I definitely N E V E R thought anyone would want to do it again so soon, but I’m very excited for the much-anticipated summer version coming in August. I hope you’ll join!
For those of you who might be new around here, the #ColorMyCloset challenge is a way to inspire people to be more creative with their closets and restyle pieces that they might be neglecting. It’s a nine day challenge that highlights one color a day and includes pink, red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, purple, and brown.
You can follow along on the @ColoringOurClosets IG account and #ColorMyCloset IG tag.
I had so much fun styling my looks for #ColorMyCloset. Here are nine lessons I learned during this nine day challenge:
1. It’s all about the shade.
I realized that even though I love all the colors, there are certainly shades I stay away from. I love bright warm colors (pink, red, orange), but I prefer more muted/understated cool colors (olive for green, navy for blue, and lavender for purple). And I’m not into neon (at least currently!).
2. You can love a color even if you don’t love wearing it.
Even though my house is full of so many different shades of blue, I don’t love wearing blue all that much (apart from denim). I’ve been trying to differentiate between colors I like and colors I like to wear.
3. The more I wear color, the more I love neutrals!
After #ColorMyCloset ended, I started grabbing for black right away! I needed to clear my color palette. Now I’m noticing that I’m less focused on colors and more on patterns. I’m currently drawn to floral prints. I know, florals for spring — groundbreaking.
4. More people want to wear color than you’d think.
But people don’t always know how to. Personally, I like to have staples that go well with a variety of my colorful pieces. Good jeans, neutral shoes, and wardrobe favorites (like my Babaa!) can work with anything.
5. You guys LOVE my orange pants.
When I first bought those, I thought they’d be more *rust* — a la Noelle’s pants army (if you know you know). However, I’m constantly amazed by how many of you love when I wear those! I do think I’d wear them more in another color, but your passion for them is what keeps me trying to style them in new ways. :)
6. Color is universal.
I was so proud to see people that looked just like me and nothing like me participating in the challenge. I think it’s important to connect with people who are different than us, and it was exciting to see color as a medium for that!
7. Pure white and true black look amazing with almost every color.
I relied HEAVILY on my white Everlane Day Gloves. I love how colors can make white POP. I also love throwing in something colorful with an all-black outfit. So chic!
8. I adore pink.
I might be going through a phase, but pink is EVERYWHERE in my house and closet. I can’t get enough!
9. I don’t do color “rules.”
When I first tried pairing down my wardrobe, I was convinced I needed to pick certain colors, and I decided that blue would be a major player in my closet. Funny enough, the blue days were some of my least favorites! Now I am focused on finding colorful pieces that I love and trusting that I’m learning enough about myself to know what I will actually wear. I have more color now than ever and my wardrobe is the smallest it’s ever been!