Lately, all my outfits have been mostly navy and white (which is my version of black and white, I suppose). And now, suddenly, it’s starting to feel a bit… bland, boring even.
Or perhaps it’s the summery sunshine giving way to rain and cooler temperatures. Whatever it is, I’m starting to crave some colour in my life.
Which is why I bought a pink cardigan.
I was just passing the shop, not even seriously looking for anything, and it was there, calling my name… By the way, that’s the way items usually end up in my wardrobe: they find me, and then make it impossible for me to ignore them by gently whispering in my ear…
OK, yes, I admit: that was a lame attempt at avoiding taking responsibility for my shopping spree…
Anyway, pink is one of my best colours. Given that I have very pale skin with pinkish undertones, colours that provide a little bit (but not too much) contrast suit me best. In other words, soft, slightly muted but saturated tones. Such as pink.
And yet, pink is a relatively new addition to my wardrobe: I only started wearing it when I was well into my 40’s (which was a while ago, but…). Until then I actually really disliked pink. Even as a little girl. I found it was way too lame for me.
No, I had nothing against ‘girly‘ colours; for me it was fire engine red or nothing. In fact, bright red dominated my wardrobe from the time I started expressing opinions regarding what I wanted to wear (which, in my case, was when I was about a year old) till my ‘all black phase‘ in my 30’s.
And now that I’m middle-aged, I find that softer colours suit me better. Fire engine red has given way to burgundy, and black has been replaced by navy. I’m still not comfortable with pastels (powdery pastels in particular tend to make me fade into the wall), but I make an exception for pink. Even a sugary sweet shade of pink, such as this one. Just don’t call me cute…
cardigan: Esprit / top: J.Crew (old) / trousers: PBO (old) /
bag: Marc Jacobs (old) / sunglasses: Woobs (old) / shoes: Vans / earrings: Uhana
What are your best colours?
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