Rediscovering the Joy of Dressing Like A Rainbow
Colour hasn’t always been my jam when it comes to getting dressed. I’m an eternal lover of the old classic combos, mainly consisting of denim, white tees and black jackets and boots. For a long time, the only glimpse of colour I’d wear was a red jumper (my ‘safe’ colour) or a leopard print coat. Oh how times have changed…
Yet recently, I feel like I’ve been rediscovering the joy of clashing colours and emboldened colour choices. it hasn’t been a sudden switch. Slowly but surely over the last year or so, I feel like I’ve enjoyed playing with clothes far more than I used to. From Realisation dresses (which got me back into yellow and purple for crying out loud) to Ganni’s out and proud slogan tees and sweatshirts, I feel like there’s more fun to be had with clothes than I once allowed myself. I’ll still be loyal to my washed out linens in the summer and array of brown knitwear in the winter, but something about brights are making me smile right now. I really hate the idea of being ‘too old’ to wear stuff. I’m in my 30s but feel like I’m dressing in a more playful way than I did four years ago right now. Somehow taking everything less seriously and just wearing what you like rather than overthinking it or restricting yourself sartorially is the best way to instantly feel freer and more liberated when it comes to your wardrobe.
I feel like it might be my inner hippy flower child that’s coming out with this lot and there’s no denying that a rainbow knit can do wonders for brightening up an otherwise grey London day. Strangely I actually love wearing neutrals in the summer more than the winter now; what I really need in cold, rainy England right now are the kind of pieces that put a Spring in my step and add a bit of life to my wardrobe. Enter Ganni’s stripy jumper and Asos’s green, floral midi dress. Side note, that Loewe bag has turned out to be one of the best thing I’ve ever bought. I love clashing the tartan with just about everything and to me at least, i think it kind of works.
So until I next get somewhere hot and sunny where I can rediscover my love of little monochrome dresses, I’ll be boosting my grey jeans/black jacket staples with stripes, brights and all things nice.
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Ph. by Frances Davison