I've been estranged from the colour spectrum for so long that I've actually forgotten which shades suit me. Similarly, the high street is not on my side this season. Being rather pale, nude pink is not my friend; and it's everywhere. Plus, I can't stand all those crop tops in Topshop with the drapey hemlines, I prefer things that are cut much more classically. After much racking my brains I recall once rather liking rich purple and raspberry, so I think my best bet is to get myself to American Apparel and invest in some basics in those shades that I can still pair with all my black and grey, without resembling a walking rain cloud so much.
Really though I know exactly where my aversion to colour has come from. I have Champagne taste on a Lambrini budget and it's all too easy to look cheap in cheap bright clothes, a darker palette is just so much more luxe looking...but seeing the eclectic colour palette at Louise Gray's SS10 presentation has inspired me to get my act together and start looking a little brighter:
So pretty. Stay tuned for updates from my foray into colourdom!