Colours are my jam. Which is why when Julie asked me if I could do a how to wear colours in Winter I laughed like in her face like a maniacal clown and yelled, ‘give me a real challenge, muhahahaha.’ Just kidding, I actually said, ‘ABSOLUTELY.’ Her take is that in the bitter ass cold of Winter people get depressed about the weather and they tend towards colours that dreary and grey. When what we should actually be doing is trying to liven up the depressing scene with colours and brights that improve our quality of life. Bright colours (insert mental health fact here).
Colours in Winter and Summer should differ in their vibrancy and degree of brightness. As an example in Summer where you would wear Big Bird yellow you should opt for more of a mustard tone or deep yellow in Winter. And as you can see I’m sporting mostly jewel tones with a touch of bright from my purse. And there are no ‘rules’ per say, fuck the rules and whoever made them, wear whatever the hell you want. But generally speaking...the colours you wear should reflect the seasons so you don’t give your elderly neighbour lady a heart attack in that bright pink, yellow and neon green jumpsuit against the equally super bright snow piled up on your front lawn!
It’s also SO easy to say – ummmm I’ll opt for that skirt in black…vs deep emerald green. If you like colour (and who doesn’t) slooooowly try to curate a wardrobe of beautiful, solid coloured pieces. Eventually you will find yourself wearing incredible, colourful outfits from your investments over time that truly sand out from your zillion black skirt outfits (snooooze, so boring!). Do you think I just woke up like this?! Hell NO! I’ve been collecting colourful pieces for years!! You can bet I have a massive handful of black skirts, but I try to incorporate colour into my wardrobe as often as I can. Start out slow and keep it classic with a pair of maroon pants or a fuchsia dress shirt...and slowly work yourself up to that Big Bird coloured blazer. You will not regret it.
Take some risks with pairing colours together – think cobalt blue, meets electric orange and bubble gum pink – matches made in heaven. Another one of my favourites is burgundy, navy and bright yellow, perfection. Ok and one more...royal purple, grass green and chartreuse. Nothing gets me more excited and passionate about clothing than some big bold colour mixing, which is why Solange is one of my fashion idols. Marry me Solange.
I did a special alternative to my outfit today on The NEAT Blog...I kept a lot of things the same, but mixed up the colours a bit to show you all just how easy mixing colours in Winter is! What are you waiting for?? Get out there and buy a pair of fuchsia pants already!! And hit me up for some tips, I love giving tips on anything, especially when it involves colour and fashion.
my friend Kayla (KB as I call her), lives across the street from me and we often are the devil on each other's shoulders when we are spraying painting everything gold or shopping for lord knows what. she loves wine, cheese, candy (especially sour jube-jubes), jewellery and pretty much anything colourful. she's a kick-ass intern architect that is going to take over the world. i'm not joking...effing watch out. check out more of kayla here!
Malorie Urbanovich washable silk fuchsia pants, Zara striped shirt, Zara long waistcoat, Club Monaco burgundy socks (similar here), Thrifted scarf, Sixtyseven gold shoes, Kate Spade coral tote (similar here), Daniel Wellington classic york 40 mm watch