It’s no secret that bold colours (apart from red which is a firm fave!) and out there patterns aren’t a massive part of my wardrobe. I wear them infrequently and as I’m sure you are fully aware; most of my wardrobe is made up of a variation of black, white, grey, khaki, camel & navy. It’s not that I don’t like colour, it’s just that I don’t always feel comfortable in something so bold. I used to be much more into statement pieces but as I’ve got older I’ve really worked out what I feel best in and that’s the basics. Each season however there is a small exception to the rule and like any fashion lover I’m always up for giving things ago. This summer it was pops of yellow (!) and lots of blush pink (my J. W. Anderson bag was the best purchase!) and for AW17 it’s going to be shades of terracotta, burgundy, brown & bottle green. It’s quite a 1970s vibe but when you add it to those wardrobe staples it’s a great way to wear the trend in a minimal way. I just need to get my head about wearing brown again – it was the colour of my school uniform & it feels so wrong to actually choose to wear it!
A couple of weeks a go I did a bit of a Zara shop up online and one of the most surprising pieces was this terracotta/ burnt orange / russet kimono / cardi hybrid. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like in the flesh but I love it. I’m surprised how much I can see myself wearing it..over a tee, layered over a polo neck, belted, left open, so many options. Although it’s most definitely a ‘colour’ it’s not out there enough to stand out too much & I felt really comfortable in it.
Here’s how I styled it for a casual everyday look but keep scrolling for more on that AW17 colour palette: