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Colouring Look!

Colouring Look!

GreenDay-Pink Wall! Long vintage linen maxi skirt by Pat Crowley Dublin.
GreenDay-Pink Wall! Long vintage linen maxi skirt by Pat Crowley Dublin.

So today I want to talk about colour. We're immersed in it ,we live it ,the world would be nought without it and yet some of us DREAD to wear it!

Irish women in particular are guilty of this! Why? In my humble opinion a number of factors contribute to this black spot fear of any hue other than dark. The first of these I think is Climate. We do after all, live in one of the wettest and sun deprived countries in the world, therefore its super easy to "don" the rain wear and grey gear to match the raging skies!

The idea that dark clothing "slims" the body down is also one of the best reasons for abandoning the  glorious rainbow shades! However , forfeiting the uplifting effect that  a cobalt blue or a cheery cerise  may have on ones sense of "well being" is a huge price to pay for a temporary silhouette!

For those colour novices out there ,there is a compromise. Its undeniable that Black is a very flattering shade but there's something depressing about it in July and September and December and..........OK! I LOVE COLOUR! All through the year, it makes me smile, wearing it, seeing it, living it! Most importantly never fearing it!

Vintage light jacket paired with dark skinnies and shoe boots give this colourful look a slimmed down effect. Look is completed with my raspberry beret!
Vintage light jacket paired with dark skinnies and shoe boots give this colourful look a slimmed down effect. Look is completed with my raspberry beret!

Combining colour with black is one of the best and flattering ways to introduce it into any wardrobe. A bright winter coat/jacket paired with dark trousers/skirts is one of the easiest ways to wear it successfully or vice a versa, and still look slim.

Modern canary yellow coat worn over an" All Black" pallette is a winner every time. Coat is M&S.
Modern canary yellow coat worn over an" All Black" pallette is a winner every time. Coat is M&S.
Vintage "Harris Tweed" overcoat in Blue/Black small check. Really cool coat. Love the tailoring in this charity shop find.
Vintage "Harris Tweed" overcoat in Blue/Black small check. Really cool coat. Love the tailoring in this charity shop find.

Accessories dripped in sensual shades are also a great way of colouring up if nervous of investing in more expensive options.

Colourful Accessories! Vintage inspired 70's red hat and bright green modern bag make this all Black ensemble POP!
Colourful Accessories! Vintage inspired 70's red hat and bright green modern bag make this all Black ensemble POP!

I'll be wearing a selection of  colourful vintage gems this winter and I'm posting up some photos of these. I hope they inspire you to take some "Colouring Action" Ha ha!!!

TBS. Throw back from the summer but a perfect example of colour fun. A purple vintage 80's jumpsuit ,red patent wasp belt and turquoise wedges complete with aviator shades give this look a vibrant original feel.
TBS. Throw back from the summer but a perfect example of colour fun. A purple vintage 80's jumpsuit ,red patent wasp belt and turquoise wedges complete with aviator shades give this look a vibrant original feel.
Wonderful vintage tulle 50's dress with layered skirts. The most amazing lime green colour. It totally brightened my complexion up and the colour looks amazing on fair skin. Love this
Wonderful vintage tulle 50's dress with layered skirts. The most amazing lime green colour. It totally brightened my complexion up and the colour looks amazing on fair skin. Love this
Another 80's vintage gem. Royal blue jumpsuit paired with red beret and belt make this a real colourfest!
Another 80's vintage gem. Royal blue jumpsuit paired with red beret and belt make this a real colourfest!

The High Street is drenched with colour this winter so I'm into town tomorrow , armed with my camera to take photographic evidence of all the coloured goodies on offer! So lots of photos!

Amazing faux fur from H&M. A lovely Claret colour with spots of beige and black. €119.00
Amazing faux fur from H&M. A lovely Claret colour with spots of beige and black. €119.00
Gorgeous Royal Blue tunic dress.H&M . €59.99
Gorgeous Royal Blue tunic dress.H&M . €59.99
Bright Red winter 100% wool sweater from Penneys. Great value €18
Bright Red winter 100% wool sweater from Penneys. Great value €18
Selection of colourful court shoes from €11.
Selection of colourful court shoes from €11.
Red down filled artic parka. Love this fab colour and so warm. Great value at €40. Penneys
Red down filled artic parka. Love this fab colour and so warm. Great value at €40. Penneys
Another great way to inject colour into your life ,nail polish from Wet and Wild from €1.99 Penneys. Great colours available
Another great way to inject colour into your life ,nail polish from Wet and Wild from €1.99 Penneys. Great colours available
Fab coloured false nails. €1.50 Penneys
Fab coloured false nails. €1.50 Penneys
Lime Green wool jacket from M&S. Great colour! €120.00
Lime Green wool jacket from M&S. Great colour! €120.00
Vibrant Orange jacket also M&S. Great Buy at €49.00
Vibrant Orange jacket also M&S. Great Buy at €49.00
Fab Red coat from BT2. By Maje. Price Unmentionable!!
Fab Red coat from BT2. By Maje. Price Unmentionable!!
Colour Glorious Colour on Grafton St today! Love love love! xxxx
Colour Glorious Colour on Grafton St today! Love love love! xxxx

Hope you enjoyed this post and don't forget to "Colour Up" this winter! (Even if its just a little bit!)

Love Violinkit XXXXXXXXXXX

Manchester Kilo Madness!

Manchester Kilo Madness!

"Where's me Jumper???!!!!!!!

"Where's me Jumper???!!!!!!!

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