Every article of clothing I wear to work is a solid colored sweater. I have every color of the rainbow, every style imaginable (although, I tend to gravitate towards turtlenecks and cardigans), and I wear them everyday with a different color of slacks (all the same brand, cut, and length).
It's wierd because in my "outside of work" life, I tend to think of myself as at least semi-fashion forward. Yet, I have never, ever, worn anything but solid colored sweaters to work in the last 6 years.
I'm that much of a risk taker.
I could blame it on my engineering background...engineers aren't exactly known for their fashion sense, but alas, since I'm obsessed with shoes and own at least 14 pairs of jeans, I don't think I can get away with this excuse.
One of my goals for the year is to not purchase a single solid colored sweater.
(I think I will allow myself to replace a basic staple if needed however...think black cardigans)
I purchased my first print on Friday. There was another version of it in brown/yellow, but I decided for my first print, I should play it safe. That way, if I feel uncomfortable, I can snap up my black cardigan and no one will be the wiser.
It was tough getting dressed this morning, but I made myself do it and, much to my surprise, I survived the day.
Phew. I need a glass of wine. Maybe next time I can get the colorful one? Or not.