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Choosing what color to wear

Favorite color vs. suitable color

When picking out a new outfit, how do you decide on what color to wear?  Do you simply go with your all-time favorite color?  Or do you pick the color that suits you best?

For the longest time, my method for picking out what color clothes to buy would be to always go with the color that I like best from the rack of clothes at the store.  Since my favorite color is pink, I have a closet full of pink clothes.  Even a lot of my shoes and accessories are pink. 

In addition to liking the color pink, I generally like most pastel colors. So they are the colors that I tend to seek out when shopping for new clothes.  Then one day, a sales associate at a clothing store told me something that I never thought to consider. 

She said that I should give darker hues a try, since she thought such colors would look great on me.  After trying on a couple of the items that she suggested, I decided that perhaps there really was some truth to what she was saying.

Once I started to wear the darker colors, I began to get lots of compliments on my outfits.  A lot of people seem to think that red was definitely my color. So what do I do now? Do I abandon my pink clothes for some red ones? No, not completely. I still have a special place in my heart for anything that comes in pink. However, I am starting to build up a collection of bright red clothing.