Monday, September 9, 2013

#SBBC Day 9 - Incorporating Colour Into Your Look

Hi!

The prompts for today were either Ways to incorporate colour into your look or Collecting.

My first instinct was to go for the collecting topic, because truth be told, I can be a little afraid of colour at times. I don't go near colour when it comes to makeup, I'm very much a brown eyeshadow/nudey lip person. I had a little think and decided to show you how I break up my everyday outfits with pops of colour - bear in mind I'm in no way proclaiming myself a fashion expert, I just had a lot of fun doing something I haven't really done before on here.

I went with an Autumn/Winter theme, because I absolutely adore all the dark, cosy clothes that are coming in to fashion. I love scarves, boots, jewel tones, hats, big bags, gloves - can't get enough.

I usually use shoes, bags, nail polish, vest tops and jewellery to incorporate colour into my wardrobe. I'm not a huge clothes person - if it's comfortable, I'll wear it. If it's black/grey/blue, I'll wear it. That's genuinely about the height of it. Here are 3 typical looks I'd wear during A/W, jazzed up to incorporate colour. All the details of the items featured in the collages are on my Polyvore account here.

1. Burgundy



I have a staple wardrobe diet of jeans, jumper, boots/flats. If I want to jazz it up, I'll take a coloured vest top, layer it under the jumper, match it with a necklace (this one is from Topshop and it must be mine), some nail polish (Essie Burgundies), and a bag.

2. Green



I used the same jeans again, this time with a long vest top and a green cardigan. I'd put a long pendant, small dangly earrings, and some green ballet flats with this outfit. Those ballet flats are McQ and are to die for, but I have a similar pair (non-studded) from Heatons. The polish is Butter London Swinger.

3. Orange



Again, it's the same idea - basic jeans, basic jumper, kick of colour with a bright vest underneath, bright ballet flats, bright nails, matching bag, and statement necklace.

I end up accumulating an ungodly number of vests, ballet flats, bags & necklaces (seriously - I own two pairs of jeans in the whole world and about forty vests), but I think they're all great ways to build up different looks when you're not really into spending massive amounts of money on clothes. Also, you can get really bright vest tops in Penneys or Dunnes for next to nothing.

I highly doubt you'll be seeing any more clothing related posts on here, but hope you enjoyed this one!



25 comments:

  1. Love the necklace in the first pic!!! So badly that I want it. I must have it. *trail of dust*

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    1. It's so yummy isn't it? I haven't lusted after anything from Topshop since I was about 14 but it's absolutely gorgeous. x

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  2. Love all the deep autumnal colours coming out, can't wait to get some new jewellery/scarves/bags!!

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    1. I got one scarf already (couldn't resist) but I can't wait to have a proper shopping trip, down to fluffy socks and a nice big jumper! x

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  3. Oh lord, that bug necklace! What a beauty!!

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    1. It's amazing, wish we had a branch of Topshop nearby! x

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  4. I really like the Burgundy set, would totally wear all of that myself - love the boots!

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    1. I love the boots too, Penneys & New Look have some very similar ones coming soon x

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  5. I love burgundy, and it seems to suit me pretty well. I think I might use your picture as inspiration when I next go shopping

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    1. Oh yay!! I haven't a clue about trends but I love all the deep colours around, brilliant time to stock up on basics :)

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  6. Nail colour choices are really lovely!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I think I've fallen in love with the green Butter London one :)x

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  7. I love all 3 outfits and how you incorporated the colour into them. You can come shopping with me any day of the week and be my personal shopper you have an eye for it. xx

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    1. Awww I would LOVE to go shopping with you! One day :) xx

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  8. Love the burgandy especially with the grey jumper. I love jeans and boots too, just so comfy!

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    1. I love a good grey jumper! Boots & jeans are like a staple winter uniform, so cosy & warm x

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  9. Love the burgundy look such an amazing colour for autumn/winter!
    Hannah :) x

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    1. It's a lovely colour, I hope there are some nice burgundy things in the shops x

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  10. Loving all these looks! The green one especially! Mostly because I love that Butter London polish... <3

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I know, I never realised how lovely it was until I did that collage, it's such a gorgeous shade! x

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  11. ADORE these outfits!! Brilliant post lady :) the orange & green are my favourite!xx

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I love a bit of orange & green too xx

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  12. Burgundy is my fav Fall color. I've just bought my second pair of burgundy skinny jeans. The first got ruined from constant wear last winter lol!

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    1. I used to have a pair of burgundy hipsters that I wore to death!! Remember hipsters?! Mad trend x

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