I've been experimenting a lot in the studio lately with earth tones. I have never cared for them. I think there was one time I divulged and that was because I was living in Seattle at the time and Washington is such a green, deeply forested and "earthy" place, I thought, what the heck. I actually really liked the look I came up with - but browns, forest greens, dark burgundies - not at all my colors...
But perhaps that's why I love the tropics and the southwest so much! Those earth tones? Forget about it. That's my color family. Maybe you've come across the same issue? One of my friends comes alive in the Spring - she is the queen of light airy pastels, while another friend of mine cannot wear black at all but does incredibly well in browns. Interesting!
I am extremely sensitive when it comes to wearing solid colors. With prints, less so but with a solid color - it's got to be doing something for me - it can't just be there because I like the color. I love a lot of colors but I practically don't wear any because of my pickiness.
So, I've been designing and working with the "other" palettes of earth tones: clay, sand, dark muted teal, cool burgundies, rust... Ladies, I'm having a blast.
Anyway, this a lighter clay color I came across while shopping through dyes. It's very salmon-like but in person you can definitely see more orange and browns.
I stepped outside this morning to snap a few shots of my new endeavors. Guys, my closet is so small now!! I don't really know what to wear on the blog anymore without making you roll your eyes from the repetitiveness of it all. But that right there is a discussion worth having.
Now that my closet is under 20 pieces, let's talk about it! What it means for everyday life, inspiration, motivation, and love for fashion. Keep visiting for more on all of this very soon!