Good afternoon my colourful chameleons,
I believe I would be correct in saying that those who know me personally, would say I am a happy go lucky kind of person and I love incorporating bright colours and patterns into my day to day wardrobe. Today’s post I am dedicating to some of my favourite colourful outfits I have worn and I also want to give you some advice on how to incorporate brighter shades into your own wardrobe if it all seems a tad daunting.
The above outfit I wore for an fashion party in the city which is one of my favourites. The dress is by Hoss Intropia, the snap back is by Fort Riu and the shoes are Jimmy Choo. I love the quilted material and flared skirt of this dress and the cut away detail on the top flatters my broad shoulders.
This red dress from Massimo Dutti I wore whilst on holiday in Portugal. The red hue really compliments my olive complexion and as the dress was a statement on its own I teamed it with my black Kurt Geiger wedges and a Chanel bag.
This is another outfit I wore whilst on my vacation. As soon as I saw this print in the shop I was drawn to the bright colours and the fitted shape suits my athletic frame. I just threw on some sandals with it so the dress could do the talking.
I wore the above outfit to a party in Newcastle at the end of last year. The dress is a vintage lace one which I wore with my Valentino tan shoes and Michael Kors snakeskin bag. I really like the navy colour of this dress with the sequin detail, it looked chic and elegant on the night and really sparkled under the dance floor lights.
For my fathers 60th birthday dinner I wore the above embellished grey dress that I found in TK Maxx and the shoes are from Kurt Geiger. The A-line style of this dress was really comfortable especially when sat down for dinner and the colour was really appropriate for the winter setting of the celebrations.
Brighter prints do not need to only be worn on nights out, they can be appropriate for the office too. I love this jazzy shirt from Ralph Lauren which I wear with black skinny chinos and pumps.
If the idea of wearing a bright colour brings you out in hives I would suggest starting really small perhaps with colourful bracelets or a patterned scarf which will immediately brighten up a plain outfit. You can then start introducing colour block shoes or a pastel bag. You will amaze yourself at how quickly you will love having brighter items in your wardrobe and you can go as bold or as muted as you wish! I am probably at the extreme end of wearing colour but when I am having a bad day or the weather is miserable, it’s amazing what a bright red pair of suede moccasins or printed dress will do for your mood 😀
Most of all, the reaction you will get from friends and colleagues is amazing – if you can bring out a huge smile or start a conversation because your outfit, what’s not to love ❤️
Until next week,
Take care, Keya x