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2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side... Posted Sep 15, 2015
I might have a new pair of black leahter trousers arriving soon too though I'm still tempted by some green linen trousers, and a pink pair I saw too... if I get any more clourful in my clothes buying I'll e in serious risk of creating such a colour clash especially with my current fav red jacket and the purple feather boa of course
Beatrice Posted Sep 25, 2015
Getting the hang of a commuter wardrobe, and looking rather sassy today, if I do say so!
On my feet are my new favourite brand, Skechers. Light as a feather, comfy as a slipper, and with a slightly quirky look.
Trousers - ankle length stone cotton pair (charity shop). It's getting a bit late in the season for these, given that I'm flashing all sorts of bare ankle, but that September sunshine is so beguiling.
Top - olive green 3/4 sleet T, Jaegar sale. Great colour, must work up a few outfits around that.
Jacket - olive/ cream Twiggy blazer from M&S sale. I love this jacket and it washes like a ribbon, but I've struggled to find an outfit that it works with.
Jewellery - brown wooden bangles, bought on last cruise, and green ribbon/ coin/ stone tie necklace from Fatface.
You can call me TC Posted Sep 25, 2015
Olive is a great colour - very versatile and very forgiving. It's amazing what you can put with it -
pink to feminise it,
cream looks just amazing, very elegant
black and brown, of course,
white, beige, yellow
but also navy,
the whole spectrum of reds and blues, particularly rust or turquoise
and if it's a khaki-olive, you can even put quite a lot of lighter greens with it.
I'm having troube thinking what wouldn't go with it .. possibly a muddy purple or fawn would not offer enough contrast, but still wouldn't clash.
Beatrice Posted Sep 25, 2015
I think the problem is the jacket is quite heavily patterned, so it only works with block colours. And it's hard to get exactly the right shades to match. I'll try it with some rust and turquoise tops.
You can call me TC Posted Sep 26, 2015
I avoid patterns completely. I think I have one print blouse (which I remember wearing to a job interview in about 1992) and I used to have a couple of print dresses, but I don't think I've worn a dress since my last pregnancy, and that baby will be 27 next month.
Having said that, stripes or dots are OK in small doses (still no more than 2 colours), and I wouldn't object to a tartan, although I don't own any. Patterns next to the face are definitely a no-no. Not that I read that anywhere, it's just something I thought up for myself.
But anything patterned (printed or woven) would, as you say, have to go with a block colour. Preferably one of the colours in the pattern. In winter you could pick out the olive and in summer the cream to go with that jacket.
Beatrice Posted Sep 29, 2015
Tried a new angle yesterday - long ankle length black skirt with flat shoes. I's quite flowy, so I think the top needs to be fitted and uncluttered. I wore the olive T with a sheer black/ green shirt over it, and a dark green blazer. Next time I wouldn't go for the shirt, but might try it with a biker jacket.
2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side... Posted Sep 29, 2015
My green linen blazer still hasn't arrived - though a red tunic top did arrive, which, by pure luck, has a matching/complimentary raised embolished sort of patturn by the collar, which matches identically/perfectly that on the red blazer with beading I have and the new purple linen blouse is gorgeous too and I am going to cristen that and wear it for the first time Wednesday, with some new size 14 g gray straight leg trousers I got plus, I think, the red blazer/jacekt the purple blouse whould go well with the purple leather collar
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