Roommates Choose Each Others Outfits: Day 3
Three Spring Arbor University (SAU) students decided to let their roommates pick their outfits for this week. Naturally, “The Pulse” is tagging along to see what happens. If you haven’t read the introduction post yet, click here to do so!
Day 3: Your Least Favorite Color
After two days of letting my roommates pick my outfits, I was feeling pretty confident about the rest of the week. That is, however, until Tuesday night rolled around. That is until the topic of least favorite colors came up. It quickly came to light that I do not own a single item of clothing in either orange or yellow. This is for very good reason – orange and yellow do not look good on people with a pasty complexion. This, of course, meant that Bri picked an orange dress. Seriously. She put me in orange. To be fair, in some lighting it looks coral(ish) and orange in other lighting. I love the dress itself, but not the color. If I had this dress in a different color, I’d wear it all the time.
If you were to look in my closet, you would see a bunch of green; olive green to be exact. This is because green is the best color known to mankind. You know what you wouldn’t see in my closet? Blue. And do you know why? Because blue is nice in the sky and ocean but not on me.
With that said, today we had to wear our least favorite color and you guessed it, I had to wear blue. As you can see, the dress Jess picked out has flowers on it, so it’s not like it was solid blue. (Thank goodness) Once I woke up and remembered I had to wear blue, I – well, I guess I got a little blue myself. But then, Jess dropped the real bomb. She wanted me to wear my hair up.
The only time I wear my hair up is when I’m in my room wearing my favorite camp sweatpants and an over-sized t-shirt. I’ve always felt more comfortable with my hair down. I did, however, put it up and it was weird. Not only did I feel super exposed, but I realized that I care way too much about what people think of me. Who cares if I wear my hair up? No one, except me. After finally getting over myself, I actually started to like the freedom having my hair up gave me. For example, the wind had nothing on me today. No more awkward wind comb over for me!
Overall, I didn’t hate the outfit and while I probably won’t wear my hair up again for a while, it reminded me that it is a possibility if I ever want to. One thing that didn’t change, however, was my dislike for blue.
So, when Bri brought up the idea of wearing our least favorite color my initial thought was, “Please don’t put me in orange.” And what does Bekah do? Puts me in an orange dress. Now, I don’t hate the color per se, I just don’t like it on me. I think it washes me out. Also, my legs have not seen the light of day in about 6 months. Not only are they pale, it’s not quite bare leg weather. Nevertheless, at the end of the day, my disdain toward orange is a little less. I also love the style of the dress and the pattern is really pretty, as opposed to being solid orange. It was really soft and comfy too. And while I don’t like myself in orange, a lot of people seemed to. Does that mean I’ll wear orange again anytime soon? Probably not, but I didn’t totally hate it either. Now, I’d like to thank Bekah for putting me in something completely out of my comfort zone.
By Bekah Kinney, Bri Loomis and Jessica Tower
Edited by Amber Cekander
Seems like Wednesday was a little rocky. But hey, we win some and lose some. Let us know in the comments below what color you wouldn’t be caught dead in!
*all photos provided by the participants and used with permission*