Scrolling back through my last few posts, it's occurred to me that I've been wearing a hell of a lot of black and white recently. It's not even a decision that I've been actively making. I think when I consider whether or not to purchase an item, I ask myself 'how useful will this be?' and 'how many things can this be paired with?' - I suppose with more colourful pieces, the answer is usually; no, it isn't really that versatile. I find in the winter it's a lot easier to just throw a red coat, for example, over a monochrome outfit, whereas in the summer months I'll look at a bright red skirt and see it as too much of a risky commitment. How often would I wear a bright red skirt in comparison to how often I'd wear a black skirt, which'll go with everything. Do you get what I'm saying? I'm rambling on a bit I know. Perhaps I'm becoming boring and predictable. Maybe I should make a resolution to add more colour to my summer wardrobe!
I'm a big fan of mixing prints in subtle ways, so I really liked the contrast of the vertical stripes with the criss-cross pattern on the skirt's organza panelling. I just think it makes what would've been a rather simple outfit more unique. A few people even told me they liked my dress - I then had to point out they were two separate pieces, and felt ever so slightly smug that I'd sort of 'fooled' people into thinking my two-piece looked so 'meant to be' that it got away with being a dress. The room I was having drinks in was quite dark when people made this observation though... I'll still take the compliment.
Do you find yourself consistently wearing a certain style because it feels 'safe'? As always, I'd love to hear!