My friend, Melissa Z., called the other day with a fashion quandary. She was looking for a dress for a cocktail party but I’d vetoed her last two options and, frankly, she was getting a little cranky about it. With just faintest hint of “I will cut you” in her voice, she asked if a dress she bought last year to wear to a wedding would be appropriate.
Me: The one-shouldered dress? Yes!
MZ: But it’s coral –
MZ: And kind of royal blue –
MZ: Are you sure it’s not too colorful?
MZ: But it’s February!
Why do we think we can’t wear color in the winter? What are we – Amish? Wearing color this time of year is always such a fun alternative to the usual, drab palette of black and gray.
Case in point: it was 92 degrees in Austin yesterday (which does not bode well for the summer) and I busted out this lovely, coral dress from ASOS.com.
Cuz I’m not Amish.