It's more a personal thing. Take these lovely garments, for example:
There is nothing sweeter than lovely cotton garments in a variety of white and off-white lace patterns. The big issue is that I look like holy hell in these colors--totally washed out, sickly, cadaverous. Well, that's going a little far, but you get the point.
These splendid sweaters were all collected while thrift-store scavenging over the past few years. None of them cost more than $5 and I am in love with them all--well, most of them. As sweet as they are, they will need some color to flatter yours truly.
What a better opportunity to try out some dyeing and perhaps get some stunning new things to wear out of the deal. I'll keep you posted as the experiments begin.