Someone somewhere, long ago, told me never to wear the color avocado because I have too much yellow in my skin. So I stopped wearing the color avocado. If I saw an article of clothing in the color, I ran for the hills. Even if something had a splash of avocado, it was no dice, as far as I was concerned.
Big mistake. Big, big mistake! Turns out, avocado is one of the most flattering colors I could wear because it complements my hair, explained FOF Jill Kirsh, a color guru. We all fall into one of four hair color groups, Jill said. “You’re in the golden brown/redhead category,” she told me, handing me a little case that looked like it held credit or business cards. When I opened it, out popped a rainbow of 30 fabric swatches, encased in protective plastic, in the colors and shades that flatter me most. You guessed it: Avocado is one of the colors. When Jill handed me a large piece of avocado fabric to hold near my face, I fell instantly in love with the color that I’ve been avoiding for decades. It does look good, I swear.