It’s not Luxury if it doesn’t feel right
So, the brown leather skirt gets another outing, with a cashmere cardigan, no less.
For me, luxury does not only mean quality and beauty but also how something feels on my skin. And cashmere comes pretty close to perfect in that respect. It feels soft and gentle on my skin, and doesn’t make me itch (unlike wool).
Cashmere is also lightweight but warm, which makes it perfect for winter wear. I practically live in my cashmere jumpers and cardigans from November till April (yes, that’s how long winter lasts in my neck of the woods…).
Of course, (good quality) cashmere can be a bit pricey, but I usually get at least one new jumper or a cardigan every year, to add to my collection. And this year I bought both a cardigan and a jumper, both in this peachy/salmon pink shade.
Choosing the right colours
This warm pink is a relatively new colour for me; I usually go for cold-toned pinks, or fuchsia, or tomato red (like the Furla bag in these photos). So, at first I thought that this was a bit too orangey for me. Then again, I have been experimenting with warmer pink tones (= peach, coral or salmon pink) for a while now.
Besides, I do wear both cold and warm colours. Or rather, I often wear the warmer tones of cool colours and colder tones of warm colours… Confusing?
Well, to put it simply: I usually wear the warmer shades of blue (= with more yellow, so that they’re closer to green) and colder shades of red (= with more blue in them, i.e. pink or fuchsia). I tend to avoid warmer shades of red and any yellowish/brownish colours, especially next to my face. Why? Well, because they make me look ill, whereas cool reds and pinks look fabulous on me.
Yes, I did study colour theory, long ago. And no, I don’t really think about it when I put together an outfit. And I definitely don’t care what ‘season’ I am.
All of that is just too… theoretical. And clothes, like most things in life, are all about practice. So, I just try something on. If it looks good, I’ll wear it.
It’s not intuitive or anything like that. I’m simply trying not to overthink everything and just go with what feels good. And that, my friend, does not come naturally. Because I tend to analyse and overanalyse everything (and I mean everything), until my brain is overloaded and I can’t make any decisions.
So, to give my mind some rest, I consciously try to engage the more visual, creative side of my brain. That’s why I love Instagram: I can just post pictures of whatever caught my eye, without having to analyse it to death.
And for the same reason, I decided to get this coral pink cardigan. Because it looked good. And it feels good. Does that make sense?
No, that’s the wrong question.
See, this is what I mean: it’s very difficult for me to not intellectualize everything. So, instead of trying to analyse or justify it, I’ll just say that I like this new addition to my wardrobe.
cashmere cardigan: Repeat / leather skirt: Jigsaw / striped top: Caroll /
ankle boots: Tero Palmroth / bag: Furla / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana
How do you choose your colours?
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