This post is a little inspired by Alyssa of agirlinboston who tried on some bright blue YSL heels out shopping with me on Saturday and I got a quick lesson in how bright colour can really transform an outfit. (Sadly for Alyssa she is now full of regret over not buying them and is currently chasing the suppliers around Boston. You can see a photo of the amazing heels here.)
But… for me….? Hmm indeed. I’m a little pose-y in this post. Probably a reflection of my level of discomfort with brightly coloured clothing for Spring: How on earth does one feel comfortable being SEEN so brightly? How can I possibly merge into the background wearing these colours? Help! I look like a lollipop! You get the picture.
There is so much colour in the shops at the moment and I feel slightly nervous about jettisoning my usual black for all these bright jewel tones. The closet I come to liking these colours is with a coral shade (pinks/reds/oranges) and with purple. Purple is a mix of red and blue, I can do red, I do blue, I must be safe here. Although maybe not since I just read that purple is the colour of death in some countries of East Asia. Is this true?
I’m so tempted by the Topshop parka and I’m learning to embrace the colour of red for lingerie. I wonder if perhaps the way for me to do “Spring Brights” at least at first is to go with shoes and accessories, rather than clothing, like Alyssa’s YSL heels. What do you think of bright colours for clothes and accessories, Blog Reader? How can I introduce these colours into my wardrobe for the coming months, without needing a heavy does of colour therapy??