On the first of April, I took on a challenge and created, photographed and blooged about the first of ten outfits. Over the ten days, with the same shirt-dress being included in each outfit, I accessorised with pieces from my own product line.
Reflecting on how to style one item with a limited choice or capsule wardrobe and unlimited accessories definitely led to more than a few revelations.
There were ten outfits, but I chose to wear multiple necklaces and so there are more than Continue reading
Yellow is, at the best of times, a tough colour to wear without it wearing you instead. I, personally, love yellow in and of itself, but definitely draw the line when it comes to covering my whole body in the brashness of it. Here’s where accessories come in handy, as you can see above – I added a bright yellow bead necklace to a simple black and white dress. It draws attention to your face and makes an ordinary outfit extraordinary. Choosing the right shade isn’t as important when it’s such a small quantity – you can get away with a little mismatch. With a top or a dress it could be a disaster to have the wrong tone for your skin.
Another way to use the same necklace is with a dress that has of a touch of yellow in it; perhaps a band of yellow on the sleeves, or in the pattern or as a border. It could even be a pocket detail. The advantage of this is that the yellow doesn’t even have to match… just being the same colour family is enough.
Scarves from my Midnight Collection are a very easy way to inject a little bold colour into your outfits. A simple kerchief knotted at the wrist adds a pop of yellow into your day without screaming “I’m following a trend” at everyone in the office. If you’re wearing a suit, this could just as easily be popped into the breast pocket as a pocket square.
A scarf need not be completely yellow either… here’s a 90cm square one that’s simply draped but very effective.
The same style of scarf can be tied in many different ways, to be as simple or as complex as you wish. You can definitely combine yellow with dark plain colours too – this actually creates a very striking look without being over the top.
I hope I’ve helped you be more confident about wearing this bold colour. Here are some of the necklaces and scarves featured in this post, available to purchase at AratiDevasher.co.uk. Have you now been inspired to add a dash of Daffodil yellow to your own wardrobe? Comment below and tell me.
Day 3 of 10… featuring a long scarf from my Midnight collection – the Autumn long silk scarf. This time, I’m treating the longline shirt as a dress, wearing it without the trousers from Day 1. The bright pop of red in the scarf is echoed in the very retro red kitten heels and to streamline the Continue reading
Day 2 of 10… featuring the Peaceful Paisleys silk scarf, with its pastel colours which are perfect for spring. Styling the longline shirt as an actual shirt with a basic pencil skirt, classic heels and a light fitted linen blazer, it’s a formal look without the “I’m in a full corporate suit” vibe. I don’t work in an office, so when Continue reading
This month, I’m taking on a challenge… it’s a combination of two separate challenges, to be honest. And I’m so excited about sharing it with you!
The first part of the challenge is inspired by the 10 x 10 Challenge™, created by Lee of StyleBee … and involves choosing a micro-wardrobe comprising 10 items of clothing and wearing them in different combinations over 10 days. 10 x 10, get it?
My second inspiration is Megan Auman and her One Dress Thirty Ways – she styled the same wrap dress 30 different ways in January of 2018, and she is reprising it with a different dress in April 2018.
So, wanting to do both these and not having that much time to devote to it, I will be styling Continue reading
The mustard trend – love it or hate it? Personally, I love yellow in any shape or form, and am delighted to see that it’s back in fashion, particularly for Spring 2018, worn both on and off the runway by celebrities and common folk alike. Here in London, though, it’s cold, windy and still very much winter. The daffodils are out already, though, so don’t hesitate to add some mustard to Continue reading
On days when I don’t know what to wear, I automatically reach for a jumper dress. This burgundy jumper dress from .Object with the fun frills on the cuffs is my current favourite. I’ve paired it with comfy but stylish wedge heel knee boots from M&S.
What makes the outfit stand out, however, is the way the Sunset Waters silk scarf can be styled with it in several different ways. This would be a great combination to wear to a winter wedding (or dare I say it so soon – a Valentine’s day date) yet it’s also appropriate to wear to work.
I made this one-of-a-kind pure silk scarf in a traditional Continue reading
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Camel has been a popular colour over the last few years, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. A camel or tan coat, boots and bag will go with anything and everything, in every season. When in doubt, accessorise with Continue reading
Where has the time gone? It’s November already, and we’re heading into the depths of winter in a mere thirty days or so. Now, what better way to Continue reading