This week’s blog has a red theme going on. I have noticed over the past week or so that I keep being drawn to the colour red! It appears in my clothing, in my lipstick, Lulu Guinness bags and even when we went to the cinema to see my all-time favourite Country and Western singer Dolly Parton. Keep reading for more on that later.
As many of you know fashion and styling is something I love to play with and share my ideas with you. This week I wanted to talk a little about colours and how to bring them into your everyday wardrobe. It can be very easy to slide into those old habits of reaching for the same trusty jumper and jeans or the same comfy skirt and top. We know how they look and they don’t need much thought. The downside of this is that often they start looking a little dull either because the colour has faded from the top that was once a bold blue or the green skirt has become a bit jaded in texture and colour. So how can we change this without buying a whole new wardrobe?
How about adding a new fresh colour into your outfits through accessories? This could be a scarf, handbag, cardigan, hair scarf, belt, shoes and even tights. This can make a huge difference and give an outfit a new lease of life. At the moment colour blocking and print clashing is huge. So don’t be afraid to mix orange and pink with red or yellow. Play with the same colour but in different shades – navy and baby blue or mint green with vivid emerald. These all look great with your gold and silver jewellery and by adding a metallic tone suddenly the colours will pop and come to life. I’m a big fan of animal print so I like to try and get that in if I can, sometimes with a belt or bag or a full on jacket! As I mentioned, at the moment I love playing with the colour red. It’s bold, bright and can create a real statement look when worn with black and gold.
In this pic of me below holding a Lulu Guinness bag, I’m wearing an Attitudes by Renee tunic, my own gold chain belt bought in a charity shop, new Moda in Pelle shoes. and red lipstick by Laura Geller.
I’m trying to do a moody serious shot but I don’t do serious for too long, and the second our floor manager teased me I got the giggles!
We have a lovely Big Deal on QVC Style this week. It’s a ripple stitch top that can also give your everyday wear an uplift. It’s also great if you want to avoid heavier knits and go for more layering. It comes in some fab colours, why not try a colour you wouldn’t normally go for?
I mentioned at the beginning of this blog about Dolly Parton being one of my favourite singers. I love her music and anyone who knows me knows I’m the first on the dance floor when Working 9-5 comes on! So Elliot surprised me with tickets to go and see the film. We had a fantastic date night at the movies and both loved the film. Not only is Dolly an amazing singer and actress, but boy can that lady accessorise! She is one of my style icons.
Here we are and notice again how much red is in this photo. That colour certainly has been around me a lot in the last week!
I’m going to round up this week’s blog with another Big Deal offer. This is from Skinsense which happens to be brand I use and love. It’s a Hydranet three-piece hydration collection.
Have a great week and I look forward to hearing about your new colour choices.