I strongly believe that in order for bright colors to look good, you’ve got to leave all reservations at the door and not be afraid of REALLY bringing it on. Bright colors are my addiction – once I start mixing them, it’s almost impossible to stop. One bright hue is no longer enough. You think of what other shades it could benefit from, be paired with, and how to make the look daring enough without crossing the crazy line.
I recently came across a quote from a contemporary artist, Angela A’Court, that resonates with my color quest quite perfectly:
Sometimes when I’m having a colour moment I think to myself, okay what would be the most disgusting colour to add here? Sometimes that ‘disgusting’ can turn out to be ‘surprising’ and ‘completely gorgeous’.
Blue and orange has been my recent favorite as far as color combinations go. I simply couldn’t find a blue piece bold enough to take on the orange pairing until this electric blue dress winked at me from one of the clearance racks. The fact that the dress was on sale, made of 100% silk and from a great designer has all been an added bonus, of course! But what sold me on it was definitely the color.
Life is too short for boring tones. Dare yourself and try on an unexpected color this week, the result may surprise you!
DVF silk shirt dress (same pattern in limited sizes here and more DVF finds at NM Last Call);
Vince Camuto fringe sandals;
Orange clutch (love these bright color options here and here);
Chunky orange necklace – found on sale an Macys, but Amazon has plenty of great finds (like this option and this one);
Nixon The Kensington watch;
New favorite red lipstick is Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Chinese Lacquer 402