Scanning for color is one of my best time-saving shopping strategies, but I am afraid my color-scanner needs a tune-up. After living these many years thinking I was a “soft autumn”, I need to retrain my eye to notice lighter, brighter colors.
When, the other day, the hero and I were out doing some Christmas shopping – ’cause who doesn’t look just a little for themselves? 😉 – this orange tank top, $7 on clearance at Kohls, caught my eye. In a solid fabric, it might (or might not) be too intense for me, but in mesh the color is softened by what I wear under. As I retrain my color sensibility, I am finding that the bigger problem (than intensity) is actually mutedness. Sticking to my David Zyla colors simplifies everything.
I haven’t fully decided how I will incorporate this piece into my exercise wardrobe. One thought:
swim shorts + bikini top + mesh tank
The YMCA requires, but does not define, modest swimwear. Thoughts?