FBFF: I love Color
It's Friday! And this week's Friend Friday questions are about one of my favorite things- color. Read on below for my answers and check out Katy's page to learn more about FBFF.
This one is definitely going down as one of the quickest outfit photo sessions in Inner Cupcake history (seriously, even quicker than my lazy indoor shots). I had about two seconds in between meeting someone to get a ride to a teaching outreach training session and biking over to Chipotle to get dinner (so that I didn't end up getting hangry at people during a training session and a capella practice last night). This all makes me sound a lot more important than I usually am (when I was in middle school, I thought it was the coolest thing ever that I would have to practically skip lunch in order to work on after-school activities, and that it made me really important), and it also meant that I made sure that there weren't any cops in the cop cars nearby, so I could sneak next to the ramp up to the parking garage next to my school, bust out the tripod, take a couple rounds of shots, and then flee the scene in less than 5 minutes. And then someone walked by, and it wasn't the end of the world (and no cops were called on me).
Outfit: Shirt: Express; Cardigan: Target; Skirt: Anthropologie, Boots: Steve Madden Intyce; Scarf: Inner Cupcake designs; Tights (2x): We Love Colors; Coat: Old Navy; Glittens (glove/mittens): Mommed
In a happy coincidence with today's topic, I was wearing a ton of color. Also, I love that my gloves have a ton of color (and match my coat and scarf) in them and that this coat is so bright, so I thought I'd throw in a goofy test shot, since I'm in said outerwear (and I'm not sure what I'm trying to do to the wall there).
1. What color dominates your closet?
I think that I tend to wear a lot of blues (especially navy), grays, and maroon, but I definitely consider myself all color-friendly now. I used to stay away heavily from white, yellow, orange, pink, and red, but I no longer feel like I can't wear a color- instead I find that there are shades within the color that work best for me (for example, not a big pastel person).
2. If money weren't an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet?
I wouldn't- I'm pretty happy with what I see when I look into my closet, if anything, I just need to work on wearing more of it and relying less heavily on certain things, but I've started to purchase things in shades that I've recently become a fan of (whites, creams, nude/blush, gold, and rust) while still getting a lot of great use out of old favorites.
3. What is your mantra about mixing colors?
I'll try anything once! (and maybe even twice for good measure) I feel pretty confident in mixing colors and patterns- not everything works as well in my head, but more frequently unexpected delight is the result.
4. For you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits?
All over, except jewelry I guess. I definitely have plenty of brightly colored clothes, accessories, and shoes. Colors or shades that I'm unsure of how I feel about are most likely to be in shoe format or skirt format. As far as skirts, this can be advantageous for having something to balance you out instead of having it right next your skin tone (tights ftw!).
5. Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe?
To repeat everyone else, Suze of Miss Vinyl Ahoy is pretty awesomely fearless and a great color inspiration source. I have also seen some great color combinations on Kendi of Kendi Everyday and Sal of Already Pretty.
Check out more FBFF answers on Modly Chic! Also, this is the first sponsored post of FBFF, which is pretty cool. Although I am not a part of it, I am totally wearing We Love Colors tights, because it has still been cold enough (I feel like I betray my Midwest past when I say things like that), and two pairs of their tights make me toasty on the walk/bike in! Plus they're super soft and don't do weird things the way some other tights do.