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Page 2 in the conversation "Avoiding black: strategies?" by Jessikams
I buy a lot off navy & grey. Lately, I've been adding light, icy purples.
Black is not kind to my complexion, and it also attracts a lot of lint. I still occasionally buy it, but only if it's a spectacular piece.
I stopped buying black clothing about when I found YLF. I have some in my closet that I wear in the winter— Dec to Feb. I currently find it to be practical in tough weather.
I moved away from black a number of years ago. I found it too harsh for my colouring. My wardrobe is based on navy and grey. Still working on editing, but I love it.
I have transitioned to navy and burgundy for similar reasons and it has opened up a lot of other color options to pair with them. I am no longer tempted by black. Golden-brown is a great color and there is so much of it around now.
Firecracker that sounds like a solid strategy for building up a color that you like. I’m definitely going to make some budget room for brown items - hopefully I can find things in the color AND silhouettes I need. The more you learn about fashion, the more variables to think about! Lately fabric texture has been on my radar too.
i too am so over black!!!gray charcoal navy are now my go-t's. not everyone looks good in black once we hit a certain age...lol.....
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