Despite their key role in the title of my all-time favorite song, they haven't always been my friends.
Viscerally, I'm drawn towards tan. Tan, grey, black, and that palest shade of pink - which, if I'm honest, is probably less of a color and more of a skin tone.
Ever since I started reading fashion blogs, however, I've really started to taste the proverbial (read: marketing campaign derived) rainbow.
In fact, my all or nothing personality might have predicted that I'd move from "pops" of color to full-fledged visual assaults at an alarming rate.
In the word of sole fashion-minded male friend said,
"clashing is in".
Glad to hear it, I replied.
Because I'm not one to turn down a good opportunity to enable my complete inability to practice moderation.
My new favorite duo? Maroon & navy/royal/sapphire blue.
Inspired by, among other things, my recent trip to the local mall, I put together my own less-sophisticated interpretation of the trend I saw infiltrating stores like The Limited & J.Crew.
The obnoxious shirt I chose would have looked better had it been, say, the one below... but I'm poor and
Yeah. I'm just poor. (in a snobby middle-class white girl sheltered and not at all politically correct kind of way).
Have a new fav color combo? Do share. I've been on a hunt for weird ones, but my lack of practice is proving limiting.