Someone should explain what it means to match, because I thought it was about matching similar colors or like black/red, blue/white--obvious pairs--but lately I see girls wearing purple shoes with yellow blouses and green patterned headbands and it's so pretty but I never feel brave or smart enough to do it myself. Color stresses me out, in part because I love it so much, and I want to "get it."
Once, in a most wonderful store called Accessorize in London, I was trying to find something to match an outfit I had bought that was all about brown. And I was looking at a brown necklace, thinking I would get it, when I asked the sales lady and she said, in her perfect London accent, "No, no. That's far too obvious." Oh. She helped me pick out something with green--green with reddish-brown flecks, and it was much better.
And I won't even talk about how I used to wear a purple shirt, plus a purple collared shirt, plus a purple sweater, PLUS a purple jacket. I loooooved that outfit. OKAY, so I have a problem with layering, too. And I would never do something like that now (I don't think.), but it seems like the color/matching culture has changed since then. Is anyone else confused? Especially in Boston, I keep showing up to work thinking I'm cute, only to look around and feel like I'm in 7th grade frumpalicious land. 7th grade was not a good era for me, people.
I went to H&M today and spent money on some bright accessories, hoping to, you know, spruce things up, wear green with my purple, or whatever they're doing. But I'm afraid. Can someone explain what they're doing? It's like they all know a rule that I'm not privy to. I want to be privy! And also, pretty!