I wear a lot of black—I’ve always loved the “colour” and as a plus-sized woman, I can’t deny that it’s slimming. Black also goes with everything so it minimizes the amount of thought required when getting dressed. A couple of months ago as the weather started to get nicer I checked my wardrobe for more colourful tops. That’s when I realized how much of my closet is black—it didn’t help that I had ruined a couple of my colourful tops recently without replacing them. The thought of wearing yet another black top was kind of depressing, so lately I’ve been wearing scarves to add colour to my outfit while I search for tops that are flattering in colour and length—there’s nothing worse than buying an article of clothing because you need it, then barely wearing it because you didn’t love it in the first place.
I have very few articles of clothing that I adore: much of my wardrobe is made up of clothing that looks fine on me and that I feel comfortable in, nothing too exciting. A colleague of mine loves everything in her closet, the only problem is that not all of it fits due to weight fluctuations, so her brilliant idea was to take one or two of her favourites and get more of the same made. Simple enough, except hiring a tailor here is a significant financial investment. Because of that, I want to go the DIY route, and a quick search led me to Professor Pincushion’s video on creating patterns from existing clothing, which seems like the perfect place to start…one day! In the meantime I’m going to keep looking for tops that look amazing on me…and that are not black!
What is (are) your go-to colour(s) when it comes to clothing?
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