It is almost hard to address this season that we have now in the UK as winter, but for the sake of the convention, I will. Is it just me or we all started going back to the very serious black, grey or navy outfits? No more Christmas red and no more New Year’s sparkle…now everywhere I look at outfits, including in the mirror, all I see is dark colours…and we’re wondering why we get the winter blues.
Every year I am so excited when Pantone is announcing the color of the year. Paul and I were guessing which one could it be and even though we had greenery only a few years ago, we both hoped it was going to be teal. It ended up being living coral…which goes nicely with teal so win-win. It’s sunny outside at the moment so the optimist in me just started the morning stretching. This color screams summer to me and in case you didn’t know, that is my favorite season of them all…and not just because I am a summer baby.
Now, how would a coral outfit adapt to each season? For spring it will be lovely against the lilac wisteria, for summer I picture every outfit on the beach against the gold sand and the blue/turquoise of the sea. Autumn…I can even imagine it in autumn with all the colorful leaves and pumpkins and other cinnamon tones, but winter is tricky. For winter, coral needs to act as a cure.
For those of us who have not seen the sun much for the past week, it is no surprise that the winter blues are slowly making their way in our hearts. So not that I am a doctor of any sort, but I am pretty sure a colorful outfit will be a good treatment. My outfit of choice was a pink and coral one. A fluffy sweater and a maxi dress with paisley print.
How would you wear the color of the year? If it is too bright for you to wear a full garment of the color, look for prints that include it, or wear it in your accessories. Hair clips are back in fashion and I can not stop but remember when I used to do ballet and I would wear a high bun, with a bow hair clip right underneath. I even had a coral one!
I will keep today’s post short because there is nothing better than wearing a coral and pink outfit out in the sun. Vitamin D, here I come!