Every year, as summer comes to an end, most of us excitedly anticipate swapping out our brightly colored clothing for more neutral earth tones in preparation of the fall/winter season. Instead, noticeably different from years past, color has become therapy for gloomy winter days to come. Whether shopping for clothes online, in-stores or taking inspiration from scrolling through your Instagram feed, there are tons of colorful hues along with subtle yet daring combinations that continue to dominate ready to wear fashion.
Personal style is based on one's likes, creativity and aesthetic which is ultimately a form of expressing who we are and how we want to be seen in the world. Whether an introvert, extrovert or somewhere in between, finding the right mix and match of this year’s color trends that suit your individual style is key to comfort and confidence. Keep scrolling to see how I'm experimenting with three contrasting color combos inspired by different personality types.
Dressing for Your Personality Type: Extrovert
For the outgoing, expressive personality who loves social interactions, this combination is perfect for those who live to stand out from the crowd. Having fun in the Cali sun, I went with a mix of three colors: orange, green, and yellow, along with a pop of zebra print for an even more dramatic effect. Adding a white calf boot for good measure, this electric medley is one for the books.
Dressing for Your Personality Type: Introvert
A fashion lover who prefers spending time alone in quiet environments with limited social engagement will typically gravitate towards a subtle flex. Experimenting with seasonal color trends, but this time using earth tones, these dark wash denim jeans paired with a soft yellow blazer is casual chic from head to toe. With a deep brownish green bag to match, this is an OOTD that speaks for itself.
Dressing for Your Personality Type: Ambivert
Somewhere in between an extrovert and an introvert, this look is ideal for those that can balance the best of both worlds. Mixing both orange and red to create a subtle yet fiery contrast, achieving this color scheme allows one to blend in while standing out. Wear neutral shoes and accessories to balance this look.
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Actress Jada Pickett Smith has provided an update about her journey with alopecia years after discussing the struggles she endured with the condition.
According to the National Institutes of Health, alopecia is an autoimmune disease in which the "immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss."
The site also states that those suffering from alopecia could lose their hair in small patches or large clumps. Alopecia can affect men and women of all races equally, and signs of the condition could occur at any age. Despite the negative impact, there are no known causes for alopecia. However, medical professionals claim that genetics and environmental factors can play a significant role.
In a recent Instagram post, Pinkett Smith revealed that her hair is attempting to "make a comeback" as she showcased a past bald photo of herself and a present-day image. In the newer snapshot, the mother of two is seen rocking her hair growth.
In addition to the upload, Pinkett Smith informed her followers that even though she is still experiencing "trouble spots," it is still being determined if she will continue growing out her hair.
"This here hair is act'n like it's try'n [to] make a comeback. Still have some trouble spots but — we'll see," she wrote.
Jada On Her Experience With Alopecia
Pinkett Smith initially opened up about her experience with alopecia during a 2018 Red Table Talk episode. In the show, the star revealed that she excessively wore turbans and cut her hair because it was falling out.
"A lot of people have been asking why I've been wearing turbans. Well, I haven't talked about it. It's not easy to talk about, but I am going to talk about it," she said. "I was in the shower one day and had just handfuls of hair in my hands, and I was just like, 'Oh my god, am I going bald?' It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear. That's why I cut my hair and why I continue to cut it."
Years later, in July 2021,The Matrix Resurrections alum shaved her head bald due to her hair loss. In December of that same year, Pinkett Smith showed her legions of followers in a video the side effects she had been experiencing, including an unexpected bald line that appeared across her skull as she sported a low buzz cut.
"Y'all know I've been struggling with alopecia," she stated while describing the bald line. Now this is going to be a little bit more difficult for me to hide, so I thought I'd just share it so y’all not asking any questions. I'm just gonna make me a little crown — that's what Mama's gonna do."
With Pinkett Smith sharing her alopecia journey, it could inspire others to be open and support others going through similar struggles.
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