I love orange. It's a beautiful color. I was thrilled to see it become fashionable. I don't know how long the trend will last, so I'm jumping on The Orange Train at every station now.
Here's a new top I bought and like. I pulled out an old orange skirt to match it. With my (new) scarf and tights, I'm adding an unusual color that I believe works -- light purple. You wouldn't expect orange and purple to go together but they both have red (a primary color) as their base, so they kinda do. What do you think?
Photos below; opinions invited.
While I have your ear, let me mention that I just discovered three things. My real closet is full of male clothing. My fun female "closet" isn't real -- out of necessity, I store my female clothes in plastic storage bins. I'm not crazy about this because it obscures them from view and I don't always know what I have. Yesterday I tried to improve the situation by pulling everything out, cataloging it in my mind and then re-arranging it according to type (e.g., tops, skirts, dresses, fantasywear, eccentric items). Hopefully that will enable me to put together better outfits.
My first discovery is that organization is important. A structured closet helps us know what we have and find things to go with other things.
My second discovery is that I have a lot of clothes. The volume surprises me. I buy almost everything from thrift-stores or at deep discount so I haven't spent much money but the number of items is piling up. For the next few months, I'm going to stop buying new clothes and just use what I have. I could create a large number of permutations that will be interesting without having to add anything new.
My last discovery is that my method of storing clothes wrinkles them. Up to now, I haven't gone to the trouble of ironing clothes for photoshoots -- but that carelessness makes me sad. I feel wearing wrinkled clothes disrespects you and is inexcusably lazy. From now on, I vow to iron my clothes whenever they need it (which will be almost always). I want my dressing up to have integrity and if that requires a little more effort, I need to perform it. This is important to me.
I faced this situation when I pulled out the orange skirt shown below. It was badly wrinkled. I spent the time and effort necessary to fix that and now I feel proud to wear it.
Do you always iron your clothes? Or don't you mind wearing wrinkled ones? Does your storage method wrinkle them?