PLAYING WITH COLOUR

Introducing colour into my outfits is a little challenge I have set myself over the last couple of months – I’ve been wanting to make my wardrobe more diverse in terms of colour range, whilst also staying true to my personal style. Whilst I love bold prints like polka dots, checks, and stripes, I tend to naturally find myself gravitating towards the less colourful option available. For me, autumn/winter is the most natural time for me to start injecting a bit of colour – suddenly we have all the muted greens, yellows and rusty orange colours available to us – burgundy scarfs and bright red knits galore, it’s my idea of colour paradise as they mesh so perfectly with the pieces I already have hanging in my wardrobe…

If you follow me on Instagram then you might have caught my recent personal shopping session that I had with Topshop – it’s never something that I had considered before, but I’m so glad that I took time out to give it a try! As a blogger and someone who tends to have quite a strong sense of what my personal style is, it sort of felt unnatural to hand the reigns over to somebody else and let them interpret my style for me. However, I found the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable, and couldn’t have come away more pleased with my new pieces. The lovely lady that orchestrated my personal shopping appointment happened to pick out pieces that my wardrobe was lacking without me even realising – I picked up two really statement pairs of heels and these bright yellow suede babies were one of them. In theory, they are my style completely, but had I been shopping by myself, I would have definitely convinced myself to get them in black. The practical old woman in me somehow always manages to steer me away from a bold colour option for fear that it won’t stand the test of time. Although a bright yellow might not be the most subtle, won’t match with everything, and definitely won’t stay as clean…they are twice as fun!

I love how they look with this forrest green jumper that I picked up from WeekDay (my favourite knitwear destination of the moment), there’s something about those two colours with the light wash denim that just works so perfectly. It’s colourful without being obvious and the overall look still manages to look chic and timeless. I opted for bold black accessories to transform the pieces into more of an evening look – I’m obsessed with this new biker jacket so apologies if you get bored to death of it come December. It’s just the most perfect fit and instantly makes any outfit look more stylish. If like me, you play it quite safe when it comes to colourful attire, knitwear and shoes are a great starting point. I didn’t feel self conscious at all wandering around in bright yellow shoes, in fact it felt like I was blending in with all the autumn leaves and spreading a little bit of sunshine… 

I’m excited to play around with more colourful pieces as the months progress – particularly more rusty orange shades! I recently spotted the most dreamy Christmas party dress in a delicious berry wine colour that I’m really eager to get my hands on. I don’t think I’ve ever worn anything in that colour before and I just think it will be the perfect conversational piece for all the fun festivities ahead. It won’t quite match with my yellow shoes, but it’s another chance to step out of my comfort zone and have fun whilst doing it…

 

Alice x


Photography by Adriana

Jacket c/o – And Other Stories (similar here & here) | Jumper – WeekDay (similar here) | Jeans – Whistles | Shoes c/o – Topshop (similar here)| Bag – Zara | Beret – Topshop | Earrings – Pamela Love (similar here)

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