I know what you’re thinking, and yes, I do look slightly like I’ve just rolled out of a pack of Stadler highlighter pens, but whatever. I’m embracing brights, I’m feeling prints, and i’m having a go at ‘co-ordinated chaos’.
I’ve always been drawn to those fashion week street style photos of super fashionable individual’s that look as though they’ve just put on ALL of their favourite things all at once and look slightly crazy but amazing at the same time – you know the ones? Obviously layering a dress over a shirt over a pair of flared jeans topped off with some clashing prints is probably a little impractical for everyday wear, but these kind of style photos that circulate Pinterest are what inspire me to stand out from the crowd.
Lately I’ve been trying to ditch my habit of ‘bland’ dressing, by which I mean reaching for the same black Zara knit, skinny jeans, black shoes, and maybe a grey coat to break things up a bit because thats colour, right? Now don’t get me wrong, I love monochrome and neutrals and the chic ‘i’ve got my shit together’ vibe they give off, but it was time to be more adventurous.Usually I shy away from any kind of brights (let alone fluorescent pink), print clashing and anything generally eye-catching and difficult to pull off. But this year I’m all about that mish-mash ‘I got dressed in the dark’ look. Ok, maybe not dressed in the dark – more of a co-ordinated chaos… The kind of outfit that when you walk into a room, you won’t be blending into the background (as much as I’d usually like to).
I originally bought these trousers with the intention of wearing them as a two piece (shop the jacket here), but actually I preferred both pieces styled separately. My first instinct was to pair the trousers with a plain white shirt or tee, black shoes, and the most inoffensive handbag I could find, but actually ended up going all out, choosing a striped blue shirt with the biggest ruffles I could find, and a yellow floral handbag. Go hard or go home eh?
I have a feeling my new-found love of all things garishly bright could be a bit of a marmite thing and I did get a few weird side-ways glances when walking through town today. I like to think that they were ‘damn, she looks cool’ glances as opposed to ‘does she own a mirror?’ but I can never tell.
Are you a fan of clashing colours and prints or are you someone who likes to keep things simple and waaay more subtle?
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