Friday, 9 December 2016

Adding Colour to Your Wardrobe


It may seem ironic that the title of this post is all about adding colour to your wardrobe and I'm actually wearing a black dress, but hear me out. I used to be scared of colour and stick to black, grey, navy or white. That may sound quite chic, but unfortunately I'm not one of those people who can make a basic outfit look interesting (those people are the coolest) so I do need a bit of help. I still love keeping it simple and classic and I'm actually obsessed with grey at the moment, but in the past year or so I've really learnt to embrace colour into my wardrobe.


I've learnt to stick to one rule when it comes to colour, which has helped me incorporate it into my wardrobe without running scared. It's pretty simple - if I'm wearing colour I also wear either black, grey, navy or white. I get the comfort of one of my safe colours, which I find tends to make the colour much more wearable and I feel less like 'HEY EVERYONE, I'M WEARING COLOUR'. Hence the black dress. Yes it's black, but look at all the colour in it too.




Let's talk a little bit about the dress because I'm madly in love with it (to the extent that you can be madly in love with a dress). It's actually the only thing I bought on Black Friday and it wasn't on offer so I'm either a champ for not getting drawn in by all the deals or I'm a fool for not making the most of the cheap stuff. Anyway, it's black with just the right amount of colour so I feel like I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone a little. The shape and length are perfect and the print along with the ruffle detailing just make me swoon (I told you I was madly in love with it). I have a feeling this will probably make it into my most worn winter outfits post because I'm wearing it for pretty much every occasion I can.

Oh and I also love my bag and my boots, but I've mentioned them before and seeing as I wrote a pretty hefty paragraph about the dress I'll leave it there.





Dress - Next (here) | Boots - Truffle Collection (old) | Bag - Fiorelli (here)

How do you wear colour?

Amy x
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  1. What pretty pictures! Love the print of the dress too!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks Rosanna, hope you've had a lovely weekend! xx

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  2. Ich really like your backpack! The dress is also great and suits you well :)

    xx, rebecca
    rbcmrm.blogspot.de

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    1. Thanks so much Rebecca, I'm obsessed with this backpack! xx

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  3. Wow what a gorgeous dress! I love the pattern and all the little coloured flowers. You look so pretty too! Have a nice weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Gemma, I hope you've had a great weekend xx

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  4. I'm totally like you when it comes to playing it safe. I love this dress though, it's very pretty.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thank you! It's easier to play safe isn't haha, but I do love this dress xx

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  5. This dress is stunning! Totally hearing you about adding colour alongside a basic colour. I really need to start wearing more colours and will use your post as inspo :) so thanks lovely! Totally loving the backpack too!

    www.beauteagenes.com

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    1. Thanks so much :) Glad you're going to use it as inspo, I find it so much easier wearing colour alongside a basic :) xx

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  6. This is such a cute look! I try really hard to add more colour to my wardrobe. I often fail at it haha!

    Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thank you so much Naomi :) I sometimes fail too haha but it's nice to add colour sometimes :) xx

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  7. I absolutely LOVE this look on you; the feminine ruffles and pops of colour add so much to the black dress. Also 100% obsessed with the cute Fiorelli backpack :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Aw thank you so much, I am also 100% obsessed with the backpack, I'm wearing it everywhere at the minute! xx

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  8. I think you look lovely, very beautiful and your dress is so sweet! I loved the black color mixes with some parts of other colors, I think it's a great balance! And well, why not wearing black, it's a great color! Wear bold ones when you feel prepared to, no pressure! I tell you, wearing black also draw attention. I once wore only black, head to toe, with no other color accessory - for 9 months in a row. After the first week,I got nicknames like vampire, witch, crow, Adamms' family. So you see, black or color, everybody will always find a way to talk about other people. Loved your cactus earring! And no, you are not a fool - Black Fridays exist to give discounts, yes, BUT also to make people spend unnecessarily. You did it well! Hope you have a great Saturday and weekend!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thanks so much Denise, I can't believe people said that about you! That's a valid point though, whatever we wear people will talk so we may as well wear whatever we feel like! xx

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  9. Such a pretty dress and a nice way to add colors without going overboard!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. Thank you, I think the black tones down the colours so nicely :) xx

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  10. Your dress is beyond gorgeous and I love your chic bun!! :)

    www.makeupisdelish.com

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    1. Thanks so much, the bun was a fluke and I'm not quite sure I could recreate it! xx

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  11. This outfit looks so cute! I love the little pops of colour on the dress. I mostly find myself wearing the same neutral colours over and over again. Definitely need to add a greater variation to my wardrobe :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I found this dress the perfect way to add a bit of colour to my wardrobe :) xx

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  12. such a lovely dress!


    Inspirational and stylish wall art for your home!
    http://www.printsandroses.com/

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    1. Thank you, I'm obsessed with it at the moment! Xx

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