Being Jamaican makes it hard to not embrace color. I’m sure that some of my fellow country women and men stick to neutrals, but trust me their numbers are few and far between. Ever since I can remember, my life has been bathed in color. Starting with my mint-green house and the tropical color palette that adorned its interior in Kingston; to the cheerful fruit and vegetable stands that line country roads; and especially all the beautiful people dressed in an explosion of color bustling about on Jamrock’s energetic streets. Color is everywhere in the tropics. It’s in our music, in the way we move, and in the singsong way we speak.
As some of you already know, I am a huge mix-n-match color lady. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my style, I’ll tell you now, I don’t have many rules when it comes to wearing colors. I just kind of go with the flow and whatever pleases my eye. After all, wearing color is about being vibrant and joyful.
How do you incorporate color into your wardrobe you ask? Start by playing with your favorite HUEs. Mix-n-match colorful prints like I’ve done with the HUE Jungle Essential Denim Capri and a favorite dress. Or color block for punchy emphasis like I do with these standout Roll Top Shortie Socks. Oh, you’re the kind of person who likes the element of surprise, then add a pop of color to a monochromatic look with the Gingham Argyle Socks I wear here. Whichever style you choose, remember to skip, jump, hop and sway in them, because the world needs more color these days.
Living in the US and Italy has enhanced my love for color thanks to fashion’s love affair with anything bright and bold. Every year I wait to see which hue will be the seasonal pantone hero and the other color combinations that will complete the story. The more color, the more possibilities and opportunities to wow. Welcome to the world Gen Z yellow, can’t wait to wear you!
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