This year, primary colors have taken center stage in my wardrobe. Something about this bold color trio has me feeling myself and it’s here to stay as far as I’m concerned. (If you haven’t already noticed from this site’s theme as well as my insta.)
Also this year, the conversation of “being and/or feeling seen” has been a recurring topic. What does it mean to be seen? How does it feel? How is it supposed to feel?
When wearing bold colors like red, yellow, and blue, I definitely feel seen.
I often hear comments like, “I couldn’t pull that off” or “I wish I was bold enough to wear colors like that.”
Why do most of us stay away from bright colors, or color in general?
When I hear those comments, I am reminded that I used to be that person. Even now, most days you’ll catch me in all black or neutral colors. It took me a long time to embrace color and have fun with bold styling.
I’m not gonna lie, being able to move and go unnoticed in certain spaces is nice. I don’t like to be in the way or feel as if I’m being a distraction. I, like many others, hid behind a colorless wardrobe because it is easier and more comfortable to blend in.
There is nothing wrong with loving muted tones, and if that’s your thing, keep rockin it!
For me, a mostly colorless closet was a mask. It was my way of saying, “don’t look at me, don’t talk to me, please ignore me and pretend I don’t exist.” This was a mask that covered deeper insecurity and self-doubt.
Colors, specifically bright colors, are very noticeable (I mean, duh, but hang with me). When you wear an eye-catching hue, you will most likely be seen, heard, and remembered.
That can be intimidating!
Integrating color into my wardrobe was empowering. It helped push me from where I was to where I wanted to be, stylistically and personally speaking.
Incorporating color into your wardrobe is an approachable way to assure yourself that it is okay to be and feel seen. It is not selfish to want to be noticed. There is a difference in wanting everyone to look at you and wanting to be seen. To quote my dear friend Sarah from her post, Fashion isn’t Shallow (Or, It Doesn’t Have to Be), “Self-love and humility are not mutually exclusive.”
Again, I am not trying to say that one kind of style is better than another, but simply, I express myself in what I wear. Allowing myself to wear bright colors and bold outfits is an outward statement of my personal growth.
I am okay with being seen, taking up space, and letting my voice be heard.
Big s/o to the homie Sarah for powering through technical difficulties and helping me these rad pics. You a real one! ❤
With love always,