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....what colour top shall I wear if I don't want to wear black. I would usually wear black, but my kids call me ninja(cos I always wear black) plus as I am getting older and my hair colour is getting lighter I don't think I suit it any more (sob). Think I am autumn/winter.
Would red go? I am rubbish at all this. I only ever wear black with a splash of colour if I am feeling brave. Grey sounds nice plus I have cashmere grey jumper. Ordering the cords was a bold move for me but now I am panicking thinking what will I wear with them.
I have quite a lot of aubergine. I wear it with other shades of purple, deep pinks, green (medium to dark shades) and teal. I think red would work too.
I sometimes get cross with all the 'am I too old for...?' debates but, in the case of black, I think you may have a point. I certainly found it didn't suit me when I got older - I don't think it's so much your hair colour as a change in skin tone. I just experimented and tried not to worry about making mistakes. Or you can always get your colours done!
Wow, just checking in now and so many more replies. Thank you all so much. Aubergine cords are from Lands End - they had sale plus 25% off but it ended yesterday. But if you like them then keep eye out they are always having sales. I am loving their stuff at mo as my wardrobe was missing basic staple items and their prices and quality is very good. Thnnk I will look at blouses with aubergine colour in the pattern. I think you are all right about getting my colours done as I think I must be autumn rather than winter as the colours missscatterbrain mentions are all flattering colours on me. I am so gutted about black not being my friend anymore and have invested in scarfs so soften the colour on me. Not sure if it's hair colour being lighter or skin tone but something is not quite right. Having to rethink my make up as well. - so much money going out the door lately but I am being good and mostly shopping in the sales, and a visit to Florida last week was very timely. Loving being back in cold wet rainy uk - not.
Op my entire wardrobe used to be black so I feel your pain. I'm not sure why it stops looking right but I think it's to do with it being quite a dramatic colour and therefore very unforgiving. It took me years to kick the habit and starting off with scarves is a good idea. Jewelry softens it too. But, at the risk of repeating myself, just try out different colours and don't worry because, even if they don't turn out to be your best colours, I bet they will still look better than black .