I’m trying my best not to succumb to the change in season by reverting to my old ways of only wearing neutral or monochrome tones almost in mourning of summer and the light and bright colours which naturally go hand in hand with sunshine and never ending days.
This year I’m determined to keep colour in my Autumn/Winter wardrobe and today’s outfit is an example of how to go about it.
I bought this ice blue coat in Zara in Paris in September and I knew it would be the perfect winter coat yet light and bright enough to lift spirits when the temperatures inevitably get the better of us. Pastels are a great way to start if like me, you’re not confident with bold colours. The fact it’s a solid colour without much detail also helps as sometimes other elements can be distracting or overpowering especially if the colour itself is quite out there. The white buttons are almost invisible and blend in seamlessly.
Although it looks like a dress, the pink floral print which looks more splatter like from a distance, is actually a playsuit. It’s definitely the longest playsuit I own and at first I was unsure whether the proportions were right for my petite frame. I decided to give it a go and I’m pleased I did as it’s actually very flattering. The ruffles and tassels add some volume and flare and there is a tie waist to allow you to synch in and create shape.
I knew it would be perfect with ankle boots and a leather jacket for a biker yet feminine look however I challenged myself to go further and step outside my comfort zone a little bit more and paired it with my blue coat thrown over the shoulders for the effortlessly cool vibe. The suede boots add another texture and these ones are new in from Topshop. They’re a bargain at £39 and will easily see you through to Spring with the beautiful gold hardware rim on the heel adding a luxurious touch.
I have to say, I really love this colour combination a lot more than I thought I would and the cool icy blue cuts through the bold and bright fuchsia.
Are you sticking to more natural tones this Autumn or injecting some colour in your wardrobe?