Here is the perfect example of why a clothing uniform concept works for me and why I shouldn’t really deviate from the uniform basics, because it’s just gives me fits when things don’t all work with each other easily.
So, I have this purple sweater. (My sweater is more of a grape color and less of a lilac color, but otherwise it’s this sweater exactly.)
When I bought it, I pictured wearing it with a black skirt and purple tights, but it proved too difficult to match the purples correctly. And according to Pinterest, what matches purple is gray and black and the thought of a purple/gray/black outfit just doesn’t light my pants on fire, for some reason.
Last week I tried to wear it with this pair of ankle length black pants:
and some black low heeled mary janes, and it was so boring that I didn’t want to wear it. So here’s where we (and by we I mean you) brainstorm ways that I can get some use of out this sweater rather than just learning my lesson (I shouldn’t buy purple sweaters) and giving it away.
1. I thought I could wear it with the black pants if I added a scarf, but I don’t have a scarf that matches a purple sweater. I did pick out one on sale at Target that I like though.
I also thought this scarf (from Ebay) was kind of nice in an “elegant but crazy” sort of way.
But again, I don’t know, gray just feels so…sad to me. Especially combined with purple.
2. I thought I might also be able to wear The PPS (Problematic Purple Sweater) with something less boring on the bottom. I think part of the problem is that the shoes are boring, the pants are boring, and the sweater is boring. Some part of the outfit needs some zhuzz. So I am thinking maybe a black pleated skirt with boots or heels. And a scarf.
3. I also thought I could wear The PPS with jeans if I treated it like a t shirt and added something over it. Maybe a black jacket? What’d I really like is a button down chunky cardigan with short sleeves, but I don’t have any idea where to find something like that. BFF Sara bought one at Goodwill last week for $3, isn’t she cute?
Let’s all be bitter that her Goodwill is so fantastic and she looks so skinny in her $3 sweater.
4. And that’s all I got, but I would LOVE ideas if anyone has any of them. I bought The PPS because I couldn’t find any non boring t shirts this fall. I’m not sure why I thought a boring sweater that doesn’t match any of my clothes would fix that problem, but let’s hope I learned my lesson.
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