Remember not so long ago when people actually believed that red and pink didn’t “go” together?? Of course it might yet be considered a faux pas in some (ehem) less fashion-forward circles…but that’s not certainly not you, is it dear readers?! 😉
I know I say it over and over again – how I’ll forever be a loyal fan of black-and-white or all-black outfit ensembles. On the other hand, red is a colour that really only started blipping my personal style radar since my hair has been this vibrant shade of fuchsia. It wasn’t that I disliked red per se; I just never felt particularly inspired to wear it.
Recently, though, I find myself drawn to every variation of the shade…whether it’s a slightly more subtle take (like my beloved maroon floral kimono) or an in-your-face (literally!) iteration such as these retro-inspired sunglasses!! The sunnies were a last-minute purchase before my trip to Toronto last month; they were the only ones that I brought with me – unlike the four pairs of shoes I packed into my suitcase for a week-long stay, teehee! – and I think I wore them every single day while I was there.
I’ll admit that this kind of bold colour-blocking (neon pink hair and bright red sunglasses) isn’t for the fashion faint-of-heart…but pattern mixing with stripes and flowers can probably be considered a classic combination by now. I quite liked the look of my slouchy v-neck tee and equally slouchy menswearish trousers as is; but once again, our Vancouver weather was just cool enough that I needed a bit of extra coverage, so I grabbed my go-to gauzy kimono.
And naturally now I do have to ask – are you proud to call yourself a master manipulator of prints and hues?? Or do you still consider yourself a style neophyte when it comes to experimenting with pattern and colour clashing?? I hope you’ll take a moment to share!!