On a scale of 1-100, how excited are you about the prospect of spring? I for one am completely and utterly BUZZING! I am SO ready for warmer weather, longer days and making up for lost time (i.e the last two summers) and getting out and about to really enjoy life again! I want adventures, I want fun and I want to make ALL THE MEMORIES! I'm excited for spring dressing, for holiday dressing, for summer in the city dressing, camping dressing, wedding dressing and festival dressing. Ahhh I'm just so excited to really set my wardrobe to work once again, it's been a long ole time since we've had all these occasions to dress up for and I for one can not freaking wait!
I often get asked how I inject colour into my wardrobe. Where to start, where I find the confidence to do so etc etc. And whilst I've done a number of blogposts on all of these topics, I'm now at a stage in my life where I don't feel the need to fall into just one category. Colours or Neutrals? Why must we pick a side? Can't we do both?
Yes, yes my friends, we can!
Starting small with colour is always my first tip when it come to feeling confident in brights. Start with an accessory such as a bag, a hair clip, sunglasses or even socks. Dipping your toe into the world of colour in this way will feel much less daunting than going for a head-to-toe pink look like I have here. Even the little pop of colour coming in from my trainers within the neutral look here is a nice introduction to wearing colour.
Prints with a touch of colour are also a nice place to start too. Stripes in pink and white perhaps, rather than the classic black and white? A floral print with a pop of red? Look for prints that you already love but that inject colour in some way as a starting point for your probation period into colour wearing.
And finally, and most importantly, don't put pressure on yourself to fit into a particular box. Why must we be one or the other? We can comfortably sit in the middle of the two boxes and go full colour one day and neutral the next. There are no rules here, you don't need to pick a side and stick to it. Some days I love a colourful look and other days, I prefer to be a bit more neutral, injecting my colour through a handbag or a pair of trainers.
It's not one or the other.
That's one thing that bothers me SO MUCH about being online. It often feels like you have to sit in a certain niche or as the kids say, "aesthetic" to be understood or "relatable" but personally, I think that is utter rubbish. Wear what you love!!! Wear what makes your heart sing, what you feel like wearing on that particular day and don't let anybody tell you otherwise. I'm regularly told that I've "changed", that my style is "different" nowadays and you know what I think, I think that's a bloody good compliment! Of course I've changed and that things are different, my whole life has changed, things are SO different, as they should be. I started sharing my style online 9 years ago, if I was still dressing the same as I was back then, then I would be a little worried. Change is good, pigeon holes are not. Wear what you love, whenever you want to and don't let anyone try and put you in a box.