I’ve gotta say my new found obsession with colour is one I never saw coming. For some reason I’m now finding myself drawn to bright coloured clothing and if I see a dress in black I shop around for similar items in different colours – remarkable right?! For a girl who is a sucker for a black tee and black jeans combo, it’s all quite exciting (yes, this is the height of excitement for me).
During a recent shopping trip I tried on a couple of gorge items that really shouldn’t go together, but I absolutely LOVED the outcome. It got me thinking about colour combinations (and colour combination faux pas) and why we are so fussy about it.
Last week I found this £7 top and £14 trousers in Matalan (I know right, bargain outfit or what?!), and although I’d never dream of pairing the colours together, I was obsessed with the combo when I was in the changing rooms. I mean… blue/navy/orange, and green?! Usually with these trousers I’d wear a black cami top, and with the green top I’d go for a cami/black jeans outfit – but why not pair them together?! I felt SO confident in the outfit and bought both of them instantly!
Take note of how there isn’t a single black item in this look?! Minus the sunnies of course!
I think naturally we stick to all of those colour rules because we don’t want people staring at us like ‘ew why is that girl wearing pink and red, it SO doesn’t go’ (even though I love it). When we’re not feeling our best you hardly want to go out wearing something a little different and a bit bright, which I think is why a lot of us stay in our comfort zones. I mention a lot on my blog about colour and confidence and I’m definitely a big believer in trying bolder colours if you want to feel better in your clothes/body. If you’re not sure, try some things on together! You’ll never know until you have a go at matching some random items.
I think we also need to care a little less about what people think and care more about what sorta style we want to have – it’s what makes us unique right?! I’m wearing green, blue and orange and I’m not afraid to shout about it! Who wants to stick to the rules anyway?!
THE OUTFIT DETAILS
So as I mentioned before, the top and trousers are both from Matalan, and to go with the seventies vibe I knew some tan shoes and a tan bag would go SO well with the look. The shoes are from Next and the bag is from last year ASOS (but here‘s a similar one that’s in stock and in the sale!)
The last thing I want to mention is the gorge necklace from Adore – I always feel a bit naked when I’m wearing a cami top so these necklaces add a little something extra. This beaut symbolic key necklace is currently half price in House Of Fraser stores, and I’m giving you the chance to WIN one for yourself! Add it to a cami and some tapered trousers for a summery work look, or keep it for those special occasions, it’s up to you, but enter below for a chance to win! Scroll right down to the bottom of this post for terms & conditions.
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BELOW!
Top – Matalan
Trousers – Matalan
Shoes – c/o Next
Bag – ASOS (similar here)
Sunnies – ASOS
Necklace – c/o Adore (available in store at House Of Fraser)
So what do we think of the colour combo? Are we a fan of a bit of a mismatch, or do you prefer to stick with a more subtle approach and go along with the rules? Let me know in the comments!
P.s. good luck with the giveaway! It’s because you’re all stars and deserve a treat.
The winner will receive a brand new necklace – the same type as the one in the images, but it will be brand new and unopened. This competition is UK ONLY – any winners chosen from outside of the UK will be void and another will be chosen. Competition ends Sunday 18th June at midnight. Winner will be announced on Twitter and the user tagged and sent a private message to claim prize. If no reply within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. I will be sending the prize Royal Mail first class + signature. Good luck my honeys!