Experimenting with colour
Does this colour combo make me look like a pumpkin? I mean, coral pink and olive green… Both are colours that are somewhat new to me. Or at least colours that I would not describe as ‘my colours’ at first glance…
But sometimes it’s good to experiment a bit. Yes, even someone as set in her ways as me has her experimental moments. And this is the result.
I blame fashion designers. They always introduce crazy colours for winter. I mean, it’s either all black and ugly, muddy colours or olive green. The problem is, I’d rather go naked than wear all black and ugly, muddy colours. But I’ve never been an olive green kind of girl…
Before I got this coat, the only other olive green item in my wardrobe was the pair of olive cords I’m wearing here. I have the same trousers in plum and brown, and on a whim I decided to get the trousers in olive green, too. I do that sometimes. Get something in several colours, I mean. And yes, occasionally I also get something in a colour I’ve never worn before. On a whim.
When in doubt, wear red
So, how can I make olive green and coral seem more like ‘my colours’? What can I do to ease myself into a new color combo and still feel I’m not getting too far from my comfort zone?
Well, first of all, no colour exist in a vacuum but is either brightened or toned down by the other colours we see next to it. And second, old Bill Blass got it right: red always works…
To make olive green work for me, I need to mix it with colours that flatter my skin tone. And in my case, red and burgundy are the perfect colours for statement accessories to give the outfit a lift. Red brightens the olive green and makes the coral jumper seem less orange. The result is a fresh and bright winter look.
down coat: Cut & Pret / cashmere jumper: Repeat / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) /
scarf: Carolina Herrera (old) / ankle boots: Nero Giardini (old) /
sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana (old) / bag: Furla (old)
Do you ever experiment with “new” colours?
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