As the expression goes ‘I’ll stop wearing black when they discover a darker colour’ this speaks to me on a spiritual level as I will find any excuse to wear black, Trinny and Susannah wouldn’t like to look inside my wardrobe to find a dissapointing lack of colour, but they say supposedly 9/10’s wardrobes are filled with nothing but black and grey? So why do we lack so much colour?
Black is flattering, slenderising, classic and minimalistic. It’s such a universal colour to wear and much more wearable than a coloured outfit that is more difficult to co-ordinate, we all play the safe card and think it’s time to break out of our habits. I will at no point tell anyone to stop wearing black because I know myself I couldn’t take myself out my comfort zone but hopefully this post will inspire you to add a pop of colour into the little things.
This summer I’ve explored colour a lot more and started off with the smallest of things, jewellery, bags and watches for their interchangable nature, accessories are also a great medium to build on, your outfit palette can be revolutionary and show stopping with the correct use of colour building. Since having pink hair I’ve liked more purples, reds and pinks, from that I build a colour palette using accessories. This bag, watch and ring are wonderful because they’re a pop of colour in a subtle way, in correlation with a little black dress that’s your outfit sorted!
This one’s not for all, in this generation we’ve socially accepted coloured hair a lot more than we did when it was first introduced, with the likes of musicians and actors going vibrant and bright, everyone was lavishing on the dye. This is a great way to have a temporary pop of colour as most coloured dyes fade to pastel and back to normal. In my experience Fudge Paintbox have been my favourite to work with, if you’d like to see how I maintain my hair see here! Fudge’s vast range is pigmented and not damaging next to some. The colour definitely turns heads and brings brightness back into my look, so I don’t feel guilty and like a goth when I go out head to toe in black.
I would definitely say this is for the people who don’t dare try the suggestion above, this ones for everyone, makeup can be wiped off, if you don’t like it you’re only one baby wipe away from taking it off. I shame the person who wears the same browns and neutrals every day, make up is playful and can get very creative, and I think everyone should switch up their usual routine once in a while. I’ve been loving Elf’s massive eyeshadow palettes and only picked it up for a couple of pound in the sale, a bit of colour around the eyes can add emphasis and the key is to blend properly, or if you like a bold lip there are thousands of options, here I’m using Playboy’s Bubblegum Pink* a great alternative to high end lipsticks!
If you don’t favour products a shoe is alternatively good for throwing some colour back in your wardrobe, with the world at your feet, a good shoe will take you places (sorry with the feet/shoe puns I’ll stop now) I personally love a good statement shoe whether it’s colourful or not, but these Converse for instance are bold and recognisable, team that head to toe with black any time of year for a casual look.
Finally I just wanted to add that you can wear anything you like, don’t let me tell you what you can and cannot wear, at the end of the day it’s up to you what you feel comfortable in, whether it’s a massive amount of colour or in small amounts like me, colour is versatile and can be used in lots of different ways and I would love to hear how you all style up colour when you find it hard breaking out a fully black wardrobe!
What do you think?
Any items marked with a * have been gifted or sent to me to review, please see my pr/disclosure