As you all know, I am not a big fun of colour, as in bright that is. But, as there always is a but, looking through one of my favourite sites, which is “Who What Wear”, I saw a post about bold colours. Now, I perhaps don’t agree with everything, what I do agree with is: it is good practice to use a shade other than black now and again and is possible to use brights occasionally. These are the three ideas I like and use myself:

1. Wear just one bright accessory, like a bag, shoes or scarf, etc. Love this particular one. I often use it.

Mildly coloured bags:

Brightly coloured bags:

A gorgeous bright one:                                             A reasonable sized one:

Picard JANIS - Handbag - mix

Picard JANIS – Handbag – mixAnd a reasonable size one:

Diesel DAFNE - Tote bag - ocean

Diesel DAFNE – Tote bag – ocean








Of course there are plenty of other accessories one can use….

2. Wear a bright blazer or a coat over an all black outfit. This can be nice too.

3. Wear a one colour outfit that isn’t black. Here it becomes tricky…. They swear by red for 2015. I like red, I do, but an entire outfit is difficult. Perhaps a subtler colour? Still, it is worth a try…

L' Autre chose mohair tartan top and skirt

L’ Autre chose mohair tartan top and skirt

(I feel one needs to be blond in order to wear this one…)

4. I know I said 3!! This is mine: if everything else fails, at least try with a bright red lipstick! Essential, in this case, to be extremely demure in everything else. The risk, as you well know, is to look common rather than chic.