It's not that I have been unaware of the colour bombardment that started last spring or that I am slow in the fashion sense because I'm talking about something that was so last season news. Its more about my relationship with colour and I'm sure I'm among the many who will choose black over orange/red/green. I'm usually on the quiet side of the colour palette, usually opting for neutrals, black, black and more black. Most of my "pieces I wear" wardrobe is dedicated to black with some slight departures to navy while the rest of it remains unworn. Bright pieces do exists but they're buried somewhere underneath the blacks, blues, white. My aversion to bright is that it requires an additional minute of 'stand back and think' with what to wear it. A minute that is highly valuable at 8:00 am when the only thing I can think of is that I need some caffeine. Last week, when I was rambling in my draws for a pair of jeans, it was difficult to oversee the redness staring back at me. So I decided that the red jeans would do for the day. Surprisingly, a few days later I was looking for those red jeans again. It turns out I'm not such a colour averse person. And surprisingly, I found that they can be combined with pretty much everything in my wardrobe. That's major bonus points in my books as it means that they will work on those 8am mornings. On another note, they can brighten up the not so bright days. What else does one need?
Mini tip: You can give a try to coloured trousers; including skinny jeans, trousers and palazzo pants pairing them with neutrals as we move in the transition period. If you're not used to bright colours, pairing them with neutrals is the best way to start. You can build up from there as you reconcile with color. Match with a small bright colored bag if you're after a je nais se quoi look but make sure the rest is neutral.
Vintage coat, Reiss shirt, Jeans (old)