go boldly in a shiny coat — That’s Not My Age

Pictures: Claire Pepper


I’ve by no means actually purchased into all of the guff about seasonal shades and what one can and can’t put on. These guidelines are old style and restrictive. Every color is available in an entire spectrum of various hues, so there actually is one thing for everybody. As I proceed to experiment and determine what goes with my grey-ish hair, often I’m a bit alarmed once I see footage of myself in brighter shades (the slouchy, head-to-toe orange outfit made me appear like I’d been Tango’d). Within the photographic studio final 12 months, this eye-popping turquoise, belted coat from Reiss grabbed my consideration. On a garments rail filled with wintry colors and on a regular basis neutrals, it was the standout piece. A lot as I really like the numerous shades of blue, I’ve by no means worn turquoise. How then to go boldly in brighter colors and never really feel like an impostor?

One method to work daring color into an outfit, is to encompass it with softer neutrals. Introducing a brand new merchandise or tone is all the time simpler once you group it with the garments and hues you put on regularly and really feel comfy in. Gently does it… Paired with my favorite camel trousers and stompy, climbing boots, the brilliant coat doesn’t freak me out. So as to add distinction, I’ve even launched a colour-clashing tangerine cardigan. (Actually going for it on that day!) Think about opposing shades of the color wheel if you wish to take a ‘conflict course’.

As {a magazine} style editor, I rapidly learnt how an attention grabbing merchandise lifts an outfit and appears sturdy on the web page, and this impact does switch over into actual life, and Instagram. In addition to contemplating sympathetic shades, the important thing to creating high-impact hues a part of a profitable mixture is to decide on a much-loved silhouette. This bolder-than-usual coat is a relaxed, single- breasted lower, in a below-the-knee size; it’s a method I put on regularly and therefore I really feel comfy and optimistic. One among my wardrobe necessities amped up in a mood-boosting shiny. Oh yeah, I’m getting older and bolder…



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Striped roll neck high, Lavender Hill. Balloon trousers are an previous pair from Kin at John Lewis. Cardigan from Aligne (related at Whistles). Suede Nanette Boots from Grenson (strive The Outnet for Grenson’s at a decreased value). The turquoise coat from Reiss, is sort of offered out. All gadgets, aside from the trousers, loaned for the shoot and returned.