So, this is a feeble attempt to counteract the mismatched reds in my last post. Or an antidote to it, whatever.
In any case, I’ve gone full on tone on tone, matchy-matchy here. Look, I even matched the background to the outfit! OK, that was pure co-incidence (it’s not exactly difficult to find pastel-coloured buildings in Helsinki…).
I chose berry, burgundy and blush tones mainly because my wardrobe is full of clothes in these colours. Why? Because these colours really flatter my natural colouring and always make me look my best.
One thing that blogging has taught me is that I should listen to my intuition when it comes to colours. I know what suits me. And I should stick with that.
However, every now and then I get bored (with my wardrobe, my favourite colours, life, whatever…) and decide to try something wildly different.
Of course, it’s OK to try new things (and clothes, and colours), but I usually end up with an odd collection of items in weird colours that, in retrospect, only make me want to scream ‘what was I thinking‘. You know, like a top with funny sleeves in mustard yellow, or chartreuse, or neon green (been there, done that, hid the evidence). In other words, items that looked fantastic on someone else, but made me look a bit sickly at best, and a total fashion victim with zero taste at worst.
So, next time you find me going on and on about the latest colour-of-the-moment and how I’m going to ‘make it work‘ for me, please remind me that putting together an outfit shouldn’t be so difficult, and the right colours always look good without trying too hard.
jacket: KappAhl (old) / top: Esprit / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) /
bag: Coach (old) / gloves: Sauso / scarf: A + more / shoes: Nero Giardini (old)
What are your best colours?
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