I’m a big fan of Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, the original British What Not to Wear girls (Stacy London and Clinton Kelly have nothing on them). I generally agree with most of what they had to say about dressing, but their rules on staying away from black and never wearing black with colour (they claim that black cheapens colour) are the hardest to follow. In the winter, I wear black all the time (see here for example), and I always reach for the black cardigan because it “goes” with everything even though a coordinating or contrasting colour might be better.
But today I accidentally grabbed the purple cardigan instead of the black cardigan, and hey, it worked.
- turquoise Dewbud Tee by Yoana Baraschi at Anthropologie
- purple cardigan – J.Crew
- skinny jeans - Mavi
(Not a great picture, but I was just not having a photogenic day. In the end I said to hell with it and went with this one.)
Purple and teal, not exactly the most adventurous colour combination ever, but hey, it’s a start.