I want to wear colour…
And by colour I mean other colours besides blue and red. Not that there’s anything wrong with blue and red, quite the contrary. After all, my wardrobe is full of blue clothes. In my world, navy is ‘the new black’. And the old black, too. Navy is simply what I wear instead of black (so much kinder to my face).
And red… Well, I don’t have a lot of red clothes, just a few accessories. But as I spent my entire childhood, and most of my 20’s, wearing mainly red, I often feel that I need to put it aside and explore all the choices the colour wheel has to offer.
So, the challenge today is to wear anything but blue or red. That shouldn’t be too hard…
So, I need colour…
Autumn colours, right? Something deep and saturated…
But not brown, at least not next to my face. Or yellow, no I don’t think so. And I’ve been experimenting with orange this summer quite a bit. OK, I have a bag and a linen shirt in peach, and a dress with an orange and navy pattern, but you get the idea. And pink… OK, I love pink, but maybe not for autumn.
And have you noticed how difficult it is to find any pink clothes in shops? I’m not talking about the subtle, barely-there blush or the bubble gum pink you see on little girls and reality show wannabes. I’m talking about the sophisticated pink that a mature professional woman can wear without looking like she gets her fashion tips from Barbie. So, no pink…
And why is my wardrobe a sea of blue clothes?!? What’s wrong with me???
Help! There aren’t enough colours on the colour wheel!
Well, I have a purple trench. And I got this mint green skirt a few months ago, and I haven’t even worn it yet. And this Custo Barcelona top has subtle but quite unusual (for me) colours, and it goes with practically anything. Now, let’s add a pale pink bag and green shoes, and I’m back in business. Yes! I’m kicking some colour wheel butt with this outfit!
coat: Hobbs (old) / skirt: Boden / t-shirt: Custo Barcelona /
shoes: Ecco (old) / bag: Furla (old) / sunglasses: Marimekko
What are your favourite colours for autumn?
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