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Colour Experiments in Polyvore
Friday, 14 January 2011 / 13:12

Insofar as it has any organisation at all, my wardrobe is based around blue and grey, especially navy and charcoal; I love these shades and I like the way they look on me. I do own and wear other colours - for example, forest green, soft pinks and vivid reds - but not as much as I could, and whilst I'll never give up my blues and greys, there are other colours out there. Polyvore is a nice risk-free way of playing with colour in outfits and seeing what I can put together that doesn't centre around those safe, staple shades.

First, a casual, summery outfit featuring red. The first iteration of this outfit (the same tee and shoes with a red A-line skirt) wasn't really working, so I changed things around.

Colour Experiment: Red 2

Something more formal. I feel like I'm cheating here with the navy coat, but the red is still central.

Colour Experiments: Red 1

Another fancy outfit, featuring pink. I am not yet sure if pale pink really works with my colouring (pale skin, dark eyes and hair - a Winter), but I hope it does. It's so pretty! (Aside: the bag is from New Look A/W 2010, and I almost bought it, but sadly the ones instore weren't in the greatest shape. The idea of carrying around a giant rose is still appealing.)

Colour Experiment: Pale Pink

More pale pink, cream and light beige.

Colour Experiment: Pale Pink 2

For more on colour, I like Fashion Help for Recovering Goths by Gala Darling (the best "find out what season you are" article I've found), Fashion 101: How to Combine Colors at Academichic, and Color Simplified, Adding Color to a Neutral Wardrobe, Alternate Neutrals and Color Combos by Sally McGraw; in fact, just about every post under her "color" tag is a great resource.

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Blogger Alterations Needed said on 19 January 2011 at 01:50  

Your colors are all very French looking to me. All your Polyvores need is an Eiffel Tower in the background. =)

I just checked out that Gala Daring link on coloring. What a great post! Thanks!

Blogger En Bouton said on 19 January 2011 at 23:19  

You're welcome, and thank you for the comment!

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