As someone who lives their life dressed in perma-black, navy and indigo at a push, I think I need some colour in my life. Possibly the lockdown has got to me.
Mr E-E gave me a red coat for Christmas. In truth, as is wise in such cases, I spent quite some time, buying and returning a number of different coat options before Christmas so that Mr E-E was not left in any doubt as which package to wrap. It was a time saving exercise shall we say – I pretended to forget what he bought – he ‘chose’ well. Everyone wins.
What surprised me, but shouldn’t, was that wearing it makes me happy – the colour is joyful. You probably knew this already, about colour. I’m not ‘really’ going to go changing and wearing every colour of the rainbow, but a colour injection here and there; I think I’m ready.
OK, in theory, baby steps people.
As spring, for the love, is surely, hopefully, going to start springing soon, if you dig around, even in your own wardrobes, or on online stores there are flashes of colour to be found amongst all of the safe neutral colours. Here are some colourful things that could be up for consideration if you need a fresh colour injection.
Sweatshirts. I’ve, in truth being wearing sweatshirts on repeat since… Best way to ease into something new, familiar shape, new pattern or colour. Boom. Love this.
Cos Boxy Sweatshirt £55
Too much? Earring then in this colour. They’ll brighten up that sweatshirt you’ve been wearing on repeat since September.
& Other Stories Stone Pendant Open Hoop Earrings £23
Staying with this colour. This is a spring like beauty. But for now, can be worn underneath a jumper or cardigan with colour on full display.
Next Cut work collar t-shirt £24
OK, I lied, this blog isn’t all about colour. How about the t-shirt above but in shirt form. It would have been wrong of me not to show you thing. It’s a peach. Love it. A lot.
Next Cut work collar shirt £28
Back on track. I strayed onto the Zara website as my last port of call in researching for this blog post, they had a whole section on colour. Glorious, and all so beautifully styled. So simple, so classic, I love everything about this shot. Even the flip flops being worn with a big coat.
Zara Oversized Coat with wool £129
And this red top…
Zara High Neck Shirt £49.99
Matching trousers to go with, and shown with the above blouse.
Zara high Waist trousers £49.99
Staying with brightly coloured trousers… all the happys… these are so do-able I think. Worn with a white shirt, denim jacket or black blazer?
Arket Straight Twill trousers £89
This is a stunner… familiar shape. New colour. Would last for years and years. (Can we just pause on the boots as well?)
Cos Oversized trench coat £150
Love. Simple. (Ooh hello boots again.) Boots now, sandals or trainers later.
Cos Aline Midi Skirt £69
These are great for a little colour injection.
H&M trainers £14,99
A pink poncho. What’s not to love? (Available in some useful neutrals if this is too pink…)
H&M Knitted Poncho £14,99
Brighter pink. Super easy wearing.
Gap Lightweight V-neck Sweater £39.95
Still from Gap, I love this twist… and the pretty lilac…
Gap Vintage Soft Twist-front Crewneck Sweatshirt £39.95
Or how about a flash of a belt? Gorgeous shade.
& Other Stories Croco Leather Belt £35
Super spring stripes. Love this, and styled with khaki trousers… hummmm.
Next Cotton blend Stitch Jumper £35
Finally, back to where we came from… sweatshirts – we’re still in lockdown – most things come back to sweatshirts (or wine…) I love this spring olive/khaki shade… very tempting…
John Lewis & Partners Boat Neck Sweatshirt £25
Are you embracing spring colours yet, in trying to encourage some warmth and sunshine?!