“I love bright red drinks, don’t you? They taste twice as good as any other color.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I never used to wear bright colors when I was younger. I thought that in order to appear smaller I was forever stuck with the more subtle and darker range of the spectrum. I always had those voices in my head, telling me to dress into something that will blend and not make me stand out from the crowd – “just stay invisible” I was thinking to myself.
One day I just decided that it was time for a change (along with lots of other things and my attitude in life). In the beginning I started small. I went from all black, to blue, green, and pink. It was a smooth transition and believe it or not it was a big step for me. It was not only about the beautiful clothes, it was also about my confidence. I was proud of myself that I no longer needed to hide behind an item that gave me anonymity and made me invisible. I discovered it was actually fun to play with colors.
But I must admit – wearing red sounded brave even to me! When I was walking around, browsing the shops I never expected to go home with this purchase on that day. But it was the beginning of the summer and I had had just about enough of the dark clothes around me. So when I saw this BOHO TOP in NEW YORKER I decided it was time to try it. I was drawn to the bright, beautiful red, the bohemian vibe and all the pretty details.
The blouse is made from very breezy material, so it is perfect for summer. It washes well, though be careful – it does color the water a lot, so wash separately. The sizes go big, the one I am wearing is M and I am usually XL and it is still a little baggy, which I kind of like. You can wear it off the shoulder since it has adjustable ties with pompons (so cute). The top also has an elastic frill on the bottom that gives it a nice shape and hides the belly. The three quarter sleeves have a beautiful embroidered detail that makes it even more special.
So here you go, an everyday outfit that shows you can injects color to your wardrobe and actually stick out on purpose. Go for it, you might even like it!