I wanted to wear a black t-shirt because Lord knows I don't want to anyone to get hair dye on a white shirt.
Then I realized that I was wearing all black, right down to the motorcycle boots and black jacket.
To avoid looking like Brando in The Wild One, I wanted to add something colorful like, say, my violet colored Tory Burch Simone cardigan.
But then I thought it would look stupid because everything else I was wearing was black. So I added my trusty J. Crew statement necklace, to bring in some plummy tones.
Usually, when I add a color to an outfit, I use the rule of three. One item in a color looks random (on me; it looks great on you! I swear!) Two looks contrived. Odd numbers are better. Three is best.
But then, as I got ready to go outside, topping everything with my black leather jacket but adding mulberry colored wrist worms and my purple Prada purse, I realized I had gone beyond the Rule of Three to full-on Moby Grape.
Once I got outside, though, I realized that it wasn't my fault. It was nature.