go boldly in a brilliant coat — That’s Not My Age

Pictures: Claire Pepper


I’ve by no means actually purchased into all of the guff about seasonal shades and what one can and can’t put on. These guidelines are old style and restrictive. Every color is available in an entire spectrum of various hues, so there actually is one thing for everybody. As I proceed to experiment and determine what goes with my grey-ish hair, sometimes I’m a bit alarmed once I see footage of myself in brighter shades (the slouchy, head-to-toe orange outfit made me appear to be I’d been Tango’d). Within the photographic studio final yr, this eye-popping turquoise, belted coat from Reiss grabbed my consideration. On a garments rail filled with wintry colors and on a regular basis neutrals, it was the standout piece. A lot as I like the numerous shades of blue, I’ve by no means worn turquoise. How then to go boldly in brighter colors and never really feel like an impostor?

One option to work daring color into an outfit, is to encompass it with softer neutrals. Introducing a brand new merchandise or tone is all the time simpler while you workforce it with the garments and hues you put on frequently and really feel snug in. Gently does it… Paired with my favorite camel trousers and stompy, mountaineering boots, the intense coat doesn’t freak me out. So as to add distinction, I’ve even launched a colour-clashing tangerine cardigan. (Actually going for it on that day!) Take into account opposing shades of the color wheel if you wish to take a ‘conflict course’.

As {a magazine} vogue editor, I shortly learnt how an attention grabbing merchandise lifts an outfit and appears sturdy on the web page, and this impact does switch over into actual life, and Instagram. In addition to contemplating sympathetic shades, the important thing to creating high-impact hues a part of a profitable mixture is to decide on a much-loved silhouette. This bolder-than-usual coat is a relaxed, single- breasted reduce, in a below-the-knee size; it’s a method I put on frequently and therefore I really feel snug and constructive. One among my wardrobe necessities amped up in a mood-boosting brilliant. Oh yeah, I’m getting older and bolder…



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Striped roll neck high, Lavender Hill. Balloon trousers are an previous pair from Kin at John Lewis. Cardigan from Aligne (related at Whistles). Suede Nanette Boots from Grenson (strive The Outnet for Grenson’s at a decreased worth). The turquoise coat from Reiss, is sort of offered out. All objects, other than the trousers, loaned for the shoot and returned.