Red is for Christmas and end of the year holidays – every woman dresses in red during November and December as if they are wearing a uniform.
Green is for St. Patrick’s Day – Of course everybody who don’t want to be pinched will wear green.
Orange and Orange with Black are for Halloween – No other time of the year I see people in orange.
Red, White and Blue are the patriotic colors of 4th of July.
Then there are colors such as yellow only certain ethnic groups will wear.
What other color is left? Actually the Pantone color wheel includes over 5,000 colors we can swim in. However people limit themselves to beige and grey in all tints and tones, black, blues and purples, very little browns and white, forgetting that the choice of colors is endless. White keeps off the heat of summer, unless people are at a resort, have a maid laundering the whites, not many people will wear it. Visually, white enlarges the shape of a person and shows even a minute stain. It is not very practical for some people.
The color orange likes the energy of green, turquoise and blue, all the cooler colors of the spectrum and that is well-balanced. Orange likes yellow and red, however this combination is truly hot for some people to take. Brown and beige will tone down the energy of orange and if you want to look like Halloween colors, please wear black with orange.
I found a great orange wrap during my latest trip to Austria. The grey and cold weather of those parts encourages people to wear vibrant colors that will envelope them in a positive energy and make the winter easier to cope. Colorful clothes are not just for women, in Europe even men don’t have a problem wearing an orange or red pair of pants. They add a darker jacket or coat and feel very comfortable.
This is how I will wear this wrap made of silk and wool, cotton ruffles and organza trims. For a top to wear over the rust color jeans, I will find some pretty green like the gloves and the vintage necklace. The zebra shoes is the only accent note I want to add. Other times I will wear beige ankle boots.
Don’t be afraid of colors. In nature colors coexist without rules, they can coexist in your life and in your wardrobe as well. Ciao,
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Valentina Cirasola is a trained Fashion and Interior Designer, born in Italy in a family of artists. Style surrounded her since the beginning of her life. Her many years of experience led her to offer consultations in both specializations and now she can remodel homes as well as personal images. To better help people in the world she offers consultations online. She is the author of three books. Get your copy of Valentina’s book on colors: ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors on