Monday, 17 October 2011
Why so colour shy?
My wardrobe is permanently stuck in neutral. Shades of navy, khaki, charcoal and camel create a natural backdrop. And whilst I've dabbled with hot denim, I'm inclined to agree with Christian Dior who once advised, 'Two colours in any outfit are quite enough.' Subtle tones are easy to match, easy to wear and, for the colour shy - like myself - form the perfect, attention-swerving camouflage. Think Emmanuel Alt on a budget, as opposed to Anna Dello Russo on Ketamine.
So, much as the first outfit (from the Milly autumn/winter 2011 catwalk) looks like fun, head-to-toe is always a no-no. I'd wear the scarlet trousers with a camel sweater and the pussy bow blouse and raspberry cardi with denim jeans. Want more colour? Use accessories. Just not those Prada sunglasses.
How about you? Are you courageous with colour - or do you shy away from vibrant shades?
Last photo: Camel coat, Acne, from www.my-wardrobe.com