Wearing black is easy. It’s safe. It’s flattering. It’s chic. It’s all of those things, and yet to me, it’s often, blah. (sorry).
I get it, the LBD became an acronym for good reason but there’s also value in standing out from the crowd. I love that girl who chooses a bright color at a wedding or holiday party. She feels fierce and owns it. While it’s not for all the time, and not for everyone, I’m finding every day that standing out from the crowd even in small ways can reap major rewards. Can you tell we’re not just talking about style here?
This form-fitting emerald green number is a bold decision for me. I don’t really do form fitting, and for years, I never worn green. While redheads supposedly look fab in green, I always felt like a Christmas tree. Lol, yup, I’m crazy! I discovered though in the range of greens that emerald complements my hair and skin tone. For each of us, it can take time but take time to discover what colors best complement your hair and skin, and what dress shapes flaunt your assets. Every outfit decision shares a bit of someone’s personality and if you’re going bold, the better the fit, the more confident you’ll be. On that note, don’t be shy (or stingy — been there) about minor alterations. They make budget buys look like total wow’s.
I shared yesterday a dozen gorgeous dresses perfect for this holiday season/winter — yup, there are some beautiful black options but I’m nudging you to pick something a little bolder. And, hey, if it’s black — look for a cool option with lace, velvet, texture, dimension. Stand out from the crowd. Make a statement.