Why I Love to Wear Bright Colors

Why I Love to Wear Bright Colors

Why I Love to Wear Bright Colors

Be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios.

I really think I should adopt this as my life motto, because I certainly dress like a fruit loop! Color has become such an integral part of my life. When I was a little girl, I played dress up – like most little girls do. As a young teen, all I wanted was to give my friends fashion shows of my latest vibrant purchases. As a young adult, I struggled with relating to others because it seemed the “mature” or “chic” thing to do was wear neutrals. Blush, black, and shades of brown filled my closet, but I wasn’t satisfied. Over the past year, I’ve discovered that I’m much happier in every bright color of the rainbow.

I’ve gone through quite a lot in my life for someone so young. I’ve dealt with serious depression along with everything else. One of the ways I cope when I find myself sinking into that place again is by wearing cheery colors. I believe how you dress can severely alter your mood – and I’d rather my mood be altered for the better! You’ll find that I very rarely wear an entirely black ensemble, and while blush is still one of my favorite colors, I’d much rather don bright red or mustard yellow. My closet makes me happy whenever I open it, and that’s one of the best feelings in the world!

Outfit Details // top | pants | necklace | shoes | earrings | sunglasses | similar bag | phone case c/o Nunuco Design

Photos by Olivia of Olive Barrett

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I have taken polled my Instagram audience a handful of times, asking them what they prefer – neutrals or color. While color tends to win every time, the poll lands very close. However, no matter what my readers determine to be their favorite style of dress, I’ll never want to be anything other than me in the way that I express myself through my clothing. Color will always be a huge part of my life and my career. In fact, I’ve considered changing my branding many times to include more of it.

I’m even drawn to places with bright colors. Perk! Coffee & Lunchbox has become my favorite café in RVA. Not only do they serve some of the best cold brew (or chai lattes or literally anything else on their menu), but their decor is just as vibrant as my wardrobe and personality. I feel right at home in that atmosphere! Their chairs are bright yellow, they have green plants hanging all about, and the walls are decorated in multi-colored strips of fabric (which anyone can write on and add to the artwork)! Alright, now that I’ve written so much about it, I think I gotta go do a Perk run! Who’s coming with me? 😉

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Do you prefer wearing neutral tones? Or colorful clothing like me?

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Why I Love to Wear Bright Colors

Photos by Olivia of Olive Barrett

Outfit Details // top | pants | necklace | shoes | earrings | sunglasses | similar bag | phone case c/o Nunuco Design

 

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Donna
    June 18, 2018 at 6:28 AM

    I love your propensity for bright colors and also how you highlight local RVA spots!

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    Helena Marz
    June 18, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    As for me I prefer naturals and pastel colours over bold colours. You look happy wearing bright colours and it totally suits you girl! Always wear whatever makes you happy❤️

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    Rach
    June 18, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    I love that you stay true to yourself no matter what the polls say. You do an amazing job styling and pulling off bright colors. I’m usually a neutral kind of girl but during the summer months, I crave bright colors!! I’m so with you that bright colors just makes everything cheerful!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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    lydia
    June 18, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    Just SO obsessed with you girl! I always love what you have to say and couldn’t agree more with being a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios. I think it’s so important to dress how you like and fill your life with things that make you happy. It can be hard to be yourself when you may be wanting to stick in with what others may be wearing or doing! Anyways, you are always such an inspiration and just love that you are YOURSELF!

    xo, Lydia

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    Nina
    June 18, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    I love the fruit loop quote! I always love a fun color!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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    Stefanie
    June 18, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    you couldn’t have said it better! I have always been drawn to bright fun colors but it does seem like its considered “less mature” or that as an adult you should stick to neutrals. I think you should dress in whatever makes you happy and feel good! and color does that for me too 🙂 xo

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    Laura Leigh
    June 18, 2018 at 4:14 PM

    Oh my gosh, “be a fruit loop in a world full of Cheerios” that just might be my new favorite phrase! Haha I love it gal! I agree it does sometimes seem we’re suppose to stick to neutrals as adults but think that is wrong. We should wear what makes us feel good and you can tell colors make you feel good! You just radiant joy in them!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

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    Cara Newhart
    June 18, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    I’m the same! A self-proclaimed color and prints enthusiast. Colors have so much expression and make your look more fun 🙂
    xo, Cara
    https://neverskipbrunch.com

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    Taylor Mobley
    June 18, 2018 at 10:06 PM

    You have THE BEST outfits so I love this so much. You look beautiful in everything.

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    samantha thompson
    June 18, 2018 at 10:26 PM

    Color especially in the summer makes me happy! I love your striped look!
    xo
    Samantha
    http://www.findingfabulousonline.com

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    Lauryn Hock
    June 18, 2018 at 10:41 PM

    I actually really relate to this! Color makes a HUGE difference in my life. Mental illness runs in my family and I have had bouts of depression caused from my anxiety. I have found that when I am wearing “happy”, bright colors that I feel more confident and cheery. It’s the same with my living situation. I HAVE to have bright and airy space or I become reclusive.

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    Azanique
    June 18, 2018 at 11:07 PM

    Color can change my whole day and mood! I love this 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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    Ruth Ridley
    June 19, 2018 at 12:32 AM

    I love bright colors for all the same reasons!! It is amazing how much color can alter someones day or mood!

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    Kileen
    June 19, 2018 at 5:10 AM

    SO cute babe! I feel the same way about color and I love your colorful outfits, they make me happy! & this tee is so cute on you, such a fun look!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    June 19, 2018 at 6:06 AM

    I love every color on the spectrum. I think I dress according to my mood.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    Tonya Tardiff
    June 19, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    “Be a fruit loop in a world of cheerios!” I LOVE that! Your pics are always so colorful too!

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    Kenzi || Life of a Sister
    June 19, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    I am loving your quote! Even though I love Cheerios, I love wearing bright colors, I love your top and those shoes!

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    Deborah
    June 19, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    I’m with you, bright colors are my jam! I love how fun and happy they make me feel! I really love your striped tee here – how fun!

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    Carolyn
    June 19, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    I must say I lean towards neutrals, but I’ve been liking color more. Either way, I love how you are you and dress the way you want! Cute outfit and post! Oh, and coffee sounds good 🙂

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    Nailil
    June 19, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    Bright colors are an instant mood booster in my experience. Ps. love this casual look girly.

    Xx, Nailil
    http://thirtyminusone.com/

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    Steph
    June 19, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    Love wearing bright colors in the summer time! Cute striped tee!

    xo, Steph | UrbanBlonde.com

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    Helen
    June 19, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    I love this post! I love to wear bright colors too! Also love your outfit and the photos you post are all beautiful!

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    Nora
    June 19, 2018 at 11:38 PM

    loving your post as always love!! i truly do admire you for wearing such bold colors. sometimes when i try it, i feel a bit nervous to do so. i’m a strictly neutrals gal so it can be hard for me sometimes lol although i do love to add in a pop of color to a neutral outfit!! if i lived by that cafe i would seriously go there all the time (: looks so cool
    xo, Nora

    http://simplymissnora.com/

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    Anna English
    June 20, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Your photos and outfits are always so bright and cheerful, I love it!

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    Narhee
    June 20, 2018 at 10:39 PM

    Love how bright your photos are!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

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    sarah lindner
    June 21, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    You always find the cutest locations and take the cutest pics! Really loving this casual look!

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner

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    Thomas Falkenstedt
    June 21, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Haha, I had a smile on my face while reading this my fave lil fruit loop combined rainbow girl! You truly are ever so colorful, both when it comes to your personality as well as your style and I must say that’s probably why I, since I began following you, have felt that THIS girl is for real, lovable and also down to earth. Despite your young age you’ve gone through many things a lot of people never experience during an entire lifetime and I guess it is the only way to tackle problems in life: To add some color to it, be it literally or metaphorically speaking. Don’t ever stop being you and keep inspiring others, me included!
    Love,
    Thomas x

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    Bernadine
    June 21, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    Your outfit is adorable! I love colour myself, right down to my shoes! ( I also have yellow chairs just like these in my balcony, so it seems my love for colour resonates to my home decor as well 😂)

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    Kristina
    June 21, 2018 at 10:08 PM

    I’m with you girl, I always feel more fun when I’m wearing a bright pink or yellow. Neutrals have their place too (definitely in the fall) but I prefer bright colors too!

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    kelly Fordon
    June 22, 2018 at 11:35 AM

    I need to take this as advice to incorporate more colors into my wardrobe! I personally am drawn to more of a neutral color palette, but always love how bold brighter colors can be!

    Birdie Shoots

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    Angelle Marix
    June 25, 2018 at 1:39 AM

    You are the cutest!! I’m with you 100%!!! I’m all about being myself. I wear and do ME regardless of what others may think!! It’s so freeing.

    xoxo,
    Angelle

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    Stylease
    June 29, 2018 at 1:50 AM

    Perfect wear! Looks good on you! xoxo

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