12th April 2012
I've just watched a draft of a programme we're currently making and, as we did the majority of our filming in Jan/Feb, there is a lack of sunshine and a lot of grey. But I really don't help the situation. My colour palate is made up of black, brown, grey, white and beige. Sometimes, if I'm feeling reallllyyy crazzzyyy I add in a polka dot, leopard print or a sludgy green. Bonkers, I know.
Problem is, if I'm walking around on a grey day, in a grey city and then interview someone dressed in black sitting on a beige sofa, well, it can become a bit visually lack lustre. Bit like a hot dog with no ketchup.
So I've decided to cheer up my wardrobe. This has been much harder than I had anticipated. Firstly, my wallet has taken a hit as I'm in unfamiliar territory and have made quite a few mistakes (which were brought from charity/vintage store - therefore can't be taken back - but am hoping eBay will sort this). Secondly, I've had to try and resist the lure of my safe, muted colours which are just so much easier to mix and match.
I've always thought that neutral tones are more elegant but I wonder whether this is because it's trickier to be chic using colour. Perhaps this is why Anna Wintour prefers a brighter collection from designers - because it's much harder to get right.
I think my biggest Thumbs Down attempt at colour has been a pair of purple, paisley silk trousers that MC Hammer would be proud of. They are so baggy that when the wind blows I look like I'm about to set sail. I love them but after the third 'WOW look at those badboys' comment I realised that I might not be able to pull them off. I'm still going to give them love though because that's what MC Hammer would have wanted (pic coming soon). Baby steps.
Top from Cos, trousers from Zara