Monday, 31 January 2011

January Guest Post : Ashley

Recently I became a member of the guest post group, organised by Ashley from the blog 2eyesinthemirror.blogspot.com. Every month each member is partnered up with someone; you create a post for their blog and they create one for yours. If you are interested in joining click here. This month I was partnered up with Ashley from 2eyesinthemirror, read on for her fabulous post ...

In one of her recent posts, Robbie mentioned that she was on a quest. What kind of quest, you ask? A quest to wear brighter colors instead of dark, safe shades. I think this is a quest that many of us could benefit in taking. It's all too easy to get stuck in a rut of wearing dark colors, and I suppose it's justified. I mean, think of all the hype around black. "Black is slimming." "Little black dress." "_________ is the new black." Could you imagine AC/DC singing "Back in Fuschia?" What about "Back in Mustard Yellow?" No. It's always black.

...But, it doesn't have to be! And to prove it, here's some inspiration for you, broken down into baby steps. Apprehensive about taking an all-out plunge into brightness? Well, m'dear, you don't have to! I've got inspiration for you if you want to wear just a little bit of color, a lot a bit of color, or somewhere in between.


1: Primark S/S '11 Lookbook, 2:
Urban Outfitters oversized sunnies, 3: Dolce Vita wedges, 4: American Apparel scarf, 5: ASOS suede belt, 6: Rachel Bilson, 7: Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, 8: Yours truly




1:
Urban Outfitters paperbag trousers, 2: Topshop vest, 3: Karla of Karla's Closet, 4: J. Crew cardigan, 5: ASOS mini-skirt, 6: Robbie's stylin' sister



1:
Topshop shift dress, 2: Zara coat, 3: Anthropologie jacket, 4: Robbie, the style icon, herself! 5: ASOS shift dress, 6: Zarna of Zarna's Runway, 7: Kirstin of Crimson Rosella

So, what say you? How would you wear a brightly colored piece? What color would it be?



If you liked this post, be sure to check out Ashley's blog, Two Eyes in the Mirror. Ashley is a recent college graduate and aspiring cat-lady with too much time on her hands. Having no nameable fashion icons, she's most concerned with realistic style. Despite seriously disliking capitalism, she is a shopaholic and counts retail therapy as her second favorite hobby. Check out her blog or follow her on Twitter for more!

12 comments:

Nikki said...

Bright colours? then blue or green. I also have a bright red dress... but def no yellow or orange! I love these compilations ^^ x

Shybiker said...

Yay! Let's hear it for color!

I love bright colors and you do a good thing by introducing readers to them gradually. Not everyone wants to jump into the deep-end right away. Simply moving away from dull and bland is an improvement for most of us. Thanks!

Sylwia said...

nice collabs :)
I love nude & basic colors, I mean: beige, black, white, grey - something like that :)

Jaclyn said...

This is a great post! I love the looks in the "little bit more" collage. I tend towards neutrals, but a splash of color always livens up an outfit!

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Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist said...

I love how you broke it out into levels people would feel comfortable trying. I probably hang out in the middle category most of the time, but my heart of hearts lies with all the way, baby!!

Jakarech said...

ohh loving the bright colors..they look fab!
xoxo
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pancakeSTACKER said...

What a great guest post! I definitely will be using this guide. I desperately need to add some color into my wardrobe, haha!


Hope you will stop by again very soon!!
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Hannah said...

aww very cute post. i must admit i have a love of brightly coloured handbags

i like the idea behind the whole bid to wear more bright colours, i guess they are a confidence boost too in a lot of ways

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xx

Hannah said...

aww very cute post. i must admit i have a love of brightly coloured handbags

i like the idea behind the whole bid to wear more bright colours, i guess they are a confidence boost too in a lot of ways

raspberrykitsch.blogspot.com

xx

Hannah said...

p.s i love the blog! i've just started following xx

Nnenna said...

I think I'm more of a just a little bit when it comes to color, but I'm excited to try 'a little more' and especially 'all the way'! Awesome post Ashley! :)

CINDY said...

i'm still experimenting with colors. not sure if i could totally pull it off "all the way." haha but i love the idea of "a little more" :)

lovely post!!

xx,
cins