The Space Between My Peers: What's Your Favorite Color?

The Space Between My Peers

From the bottom of the fashion food chain ...

Location: The Great Northwest

I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

What's Your Favorite Color?

As an ice breaker in a training some time ago, the trainer asked us to go around the room and share our favorite color. Imagine everyone's surprise when, a year later at that same event, I was able to repeat their favorite colors back to them (some of the people hadn't even been there the year before, and I still knew their favorite color)!

Well, it's not all that tricky. I'm not a mind-reader (I'm a clothes-reader! hehe).

By style personality, the most common favorite colors:

  • Functional aka Sporty: Red, green, and camo. Yes, camo is a color! (Insistence that camouflage is a color is indicative of a strong functional influence in the personal idiom.)

  • Nostalgic, comfortable, aka Romantic (or bohemian): Favorite is usually purple. Often says they love pink, as well. Since this style is usually pretty outdoorsy, green wouldn't surprise me either.

  • Timeless classic, aka traditional: Here in the Great Northwest, she most often chooses navy, or some other blue. I understand, however, that in Texas people like yellow (*heavy*temptation*to*shudder*). That's okay. I'm sure it has to do with the light. In any light, sometimes chooses peach.

  • Contemporary (classic): Uh, yeah, we don't want to be pinned down to a single favorite. Or we'll tell you the color of the month and say it's always been our favorite. In all honesty. Otherwise, perhaps a color that just looks really good on. Maybe pink?

  • Glamorous, aka Dramatic: Black, charcoal gray or white maybe, and red.

  • Alternative, the trendsetter: Either black or something very bright. Maybe purple or orange.

How to use this information? Just know that sometimes it's important to find a way to wear a certain color, even if it's not in your packet of 30 colors.

Can you tell I'm having vocabulary issues? It's up to you wonderful people to straighten me out!


Blogger Beth said...

I had to laugh, because as I was reading along I was thinking, "I don't have a favorite color" and then I thought "Well, I could just say burgundy because that is the color that looks best on me."

I laughed, of course, when I got to the contemporary classic description.

I'm so transparent!

10:25 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

That's funny! Well, I guess this post worked. :)

11:13 PM  
Blogger Sandal Showcase said...

I would have to say that I am "contemporary - classic" since i dont really have a favorite color. And yes, the color pink is often the default answer. Otherwise, i love wearing earth tones..fall colors like brown, burgundy, beige, tan...most of my purses and shoes are these colors as well!

1:15 PM  

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