Alright, I won't look like that, but maybe Gina would. Except for the pants part. Not that Gina doesn't wear pants, well...she doesn't, but I mean she doesn't wear trousers just skirts. Whew! That was embarrassing!
Anyway, Gina turned me on to the idea of having your own color palette (wikipedia breaks it dahn).
Color analysis, also called skin tone color matching or color seasons, is the process of finding colors of clothing and makeup to match a person's complexion, eye color, and hair color. It is often used as an aid to wardrobe planning and style consulting.
Color analysis is the process of determining the colors that best suit an individual's natural coloring. There are several means of analysing personal coloring. The most well-known is "seasonal" color analysis, which places individual coloring into four general categories: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. "Winters" and "Summers" have cool coloring. Some clues that a person has cool coloring might include ash tones in the hair, grey-blue eyes and pinkish undertones to the skin. "Springs" and "Autumns" have warm coloring. Some signs of warm coloring are red or golden hair, golden brown eyes and golden undertones to the skin.
Gina is an autumn, I think...which affords her the ability to wear all of these colors and look fancy.
Jessica, for the last few years of her life, has had this type of color palette.
I don't have any other way to explain why I wear black, except for referencing one of my favorite songs by The Smiths.
Lately, though, I've gotten a little tired of just black. Partly, because it's hot in the summer. Since I'm forced to deal with the sweaty and humid Pittsburgh summers, I've extended my color palette, too. Let's just not get crazy.
I don't know if color necessarily frightens me, but rather...black is a calming and protective color. Ask any goth kid how they feel about it, and they may tell you that they're into eating puppies or dressing like bats or whatever it is that people tell them to like, but the truth is is that you can hide so much behind black clothes: not just fat.
As I feel better about my own appearance, I find that more color finds its way into my wardrobe. I mean, look at that raspberry color! That's practically bright. Sort of.
So, I think I'm leaning toward olive for the cowl with some fancy button closures. Look at this pretty girl's mustard cowl!
I'm anxious awaiting late fall...I even have the wardrobe to prove it.