Winter is here – today the coldest season of the years begins at the northern hemisphere!
During autumn, as we are waiting for winter to arrive, I notice that outfits and looks become less colourful, we choose more neutral and dark colours, which in my opinion makes the look more classic and elegant – but why leave colours aside?
To give an extra charm, a little “extra” to the look I love using strong and live colours, prints, textures (sometimes mixing more that one at a time) along with neutral and monochromatic colours during the colder seasons of the year.
As opposed to the summer, when I use tons of colour, during autumn and winter I like to invest in specific items of clothing, accessories and even makeup to create a highlight spot on my look.
On a daily basis, I believe that my ginger hair already creates this technique of using a highlight point,, and this one definitely one of the incentives behind the wish to invest in colours.
Here are some tips (much like you can find on the post about sequins) to use more colour during the cold months:
- Start with a colour/print that you like (look at your pieces and find a colour that you like, a print that you have already used);
- Invest in timeless pieces, they will last though the seasons even with changes in trends;
- Search for colours the complement the outfits you already have;
- If you want to try, but has a classic or minimalist style, invest in a piece that fits you just how you like it, but with some colour and mix that with neutral or monochromatic pieces of your outfit;
- Start by slowly adding colours, begin with an accessory: a bag, belt, hat, scarf, etc;
- Use more colour with makeup, like lipstick, eye shadows, and if you are used to more colourful makeup, such as a red lipstick, (one of my all-time favourites), try new colours.
- Check a table of colours to learn more about complementary colours if you’d like to make a more elaborate combination;
- The most important: feel comfortable, because what fits is being happy with your choices, follow your own rules and the trends that make you happy to use. There is no right or wrong – what matters is for you to feel comfortable.
Fashion is a means of communication, so use it to show who you are and what you like, there is no need to follow all the trends, just discover the most recent ones and choose the one that speaks to you. There is no need to by all new things every season, look for items that go along with your style and that can work as a long term investment, and using the same items many times is a sign of a great purchase, because that outfit can be used in various occasions with different looks.
Outfits are part of your story and they tell part of it too, choose wisely and they with tag along for many years.