Wear Something Gaudy Day

October 17 is not a day to be plain or ordinary. The point of Wear Something Gaudy Day is to stand out by wearing brightly colored fabrics, intense patterns, or something merely without taste or fashion. It’s the day to pull out the neon pink shirt, or those things in the back of the closet from the more colorful 1970s. In those days, I had a pair of jeans with huge flowers on them, so bright they caused a Canada goose to attack me one day. Of course, anything one wore as a teenager is probably considered gaudy or tacky now, so now’s the time to relive those days, and perhaps embarrass the children at the same time.

Cute Calendar says about this day: “The origin of this jolly day lies in the US comedy show “Three’s Company” from the 70s. The character called Larry Dallas had the idea of celebrating such a special day. Wear Something Gaudy Day might lack taste and fashion but it surely provides a lot of fun and turns the world into a more colorful place.”

Of course, for fans of Doctor Who, the epitome of gaudy was the sixth man to play the part, Colin Baker. It is said that the producer at the time kept sending his costume back to wardrobe to make it more tasteless. The colors and styles clashed violently, including oranges, reds, greens, blues, pink, and yellows. I’ve included a picture to demonstrate.

October, as we are getting ready to end daylight savings time, seems like a good time to celebrate this day. If the days are becoming dark and dreary, it doesn’t mean that people need to do the same. Instead, dress as brightly as the changing leaves. Show the world that you can shine.

Quotes about color

Color is only beautiful when it means something.–Robert Henri

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.–Pierre Bonnard

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.–Claude Monet

Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.–Antoni Gaudi

All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul – when you look at it, it’s looking back at you.–Uniek Swain

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.–Oscar Wilde

Each color lives by its mysterious life.–Wassily Kandinsky

Colors speak all languages.–Joseph Addison

Colours are brighter when the mind is open.–Adriana Alarcon

A color is as strong as the impression it creates.–Ivan Albright

Color is the fruit of life.–Guillaume Apollinaire

A dominant colour possesses tremendous power in making a painting unique.–Mary Bassi

Color… thinks by itself, independently of the object it clothes.–Charles Baudelaire

Colour is a creative element, not a trimming.–Piet Zwart

Color is an intense experience on its own.–Jim Hodges

Colors express the main psychic functions of man.–Carl Gustav Jung

Color, rather than shape, is more closely related to emotion.–David Katz

It almost always happens that true, but exaggerated, coloring is more agreeable than absolute coloring.–Michel Eugene Chevreul

Color is a matter of taste and of sensitivity.–Edouard Manet

Colour is, on the evidence of language alone, very bound up with the feelings.–Marion Milner

Colour is as variable and evanescent in the form of pigment as in visible nature.–Walter J. Phillips

Color is the language of the poets. It is astonishingly lovely. To speak it is a privilege.–Keith Crown

Not only can color, which is under fixed laws, be taught like music, but it is easier to learn than drawing, whose elaborate principles cannot be taught.–Eugene Delacroix

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