Colour makes my world go round.
It’s no secret I’m colour obsessed. It is a rare, dreary day when I’m wearing all neutrals. My artist’s eye has always led me towards colour. My closet looks like a Crayola crayon bomb exploded inside. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Oh sure, a closet of neutrals is practical, they all work interchangeably. An entire closet based on neutral colours can also be the equivalent of two Nytol washed down with two very large glasses of wine. Zzzzzz… Wake me up before you go go cause I ain’t planning on goin’ no no. (Yes, I changed the lyrics…forgive me George Michael.)
So yeah, all respect for those of you that prefer your neutrals, me, I’m sticking to what I love and what excites me…colour baby! And LOTS of it!
This Fall Every Day Drown Yourself In Colour
This top scared me when I saw it on the rack at the thrift store. I thought, “No way will that look decent on me. I’m too…old.”
Yeah, that creepy annoying voice snuck in my head. However, being the
positive rebellious person that I am I took the top into the change room anyway. No one is going to tell me what I can or cannot wear…even myself!
You never know until you try it on and I was happily surprised.
Any doubts were kicked to the curb and squashed like grubby little pests.
The top is Amour By Love from LA and made in USA…pretty rare you find something like that anymore. The skirt is Roots (made in Canada) and the boots are…wild! and by a US company called Diba. Patchwork boots are everywhere this fall. I’ve been “collecting” mine for a couple of years now and just sold a similar pair in my online store recently. These ones really caught my eye and are by a company that is known for comfortable footwear. I haven’t tried out any of the Spring Step line but I’m dying to. I’ve had my eyes on these ones for months now. I figure they’d go with so many pieces in my closet. Let me know if you’ve tried them and how you found them.
Does wearing copious amounts of highly visible saturated colour scare you?
Linking up with Visible Monday, I Will Wear What I Like, Shoe and Tell, Turning Heads Tuesdays,
No Fear of Fashion says
No not at all. I love colour. I don’t think there is anything scary about it. Honestly I don’t know who ever thought of that. And how can your inner voice talk such nonsense? You will have to have a good talk with that voice. Why would an abundance of colour ever be inappropriate for older women? It is just as insane as this “rule” in America about not wearing white after.. I don’t know. It was too silly to remember. Well, this was a nice rant.
Whoa, fabulous new top. It’s good to ignore our voices of doubt, and plunge into something out of our zone. It’s clothing, not geopolitical strategy! You look gorgeous, as per usual. xox
Our Autumn’s can be just as dark and dreary as our Winters. In the past I went for dark outerwear (black coats/gloves etc.). I still have the black, for when I want to go a bit gothic, but I have been buying super-bright outerwear like there’s no tomorrow! A bright orange trench, orange gloves, magenta gloves. I am looking forward to wearing them very much! You look lovely in that outfit, the colourful top is great with that skirt x
Is that a spot of micro-mesh you have going on Suzanne? IT looks like it in the photo (and I want it to be too!).
Whatever it is made of it looks awesome.
As for colour…. well I love wearing it BUT what makes me really happy is seeing other people wearing colour.
Seeing it on others is like looking at art in a gallery.
So much more enjoyable thank pinning the paintings to yourself.
That’s why posts like this one are so good to read.
Keep drowning in colour!!
jodie filogomo says
Love me my color too!!!!
In fact, I have to remind myself to buy some neutrals occasionally just so I don’t look like Blinky the clown!
You’re never going to believe it, but I have some boots almost like that! I picked them up thrifting at least 5 years ago!!
And that top is amazing—it’s really a piece of artwork on your body!! Glad you talked yourself into it!
Elaine Monkeypaints says
Does wearing copious amounts of highly visible saturated colour scare you?
No, losing my colour vision and living in a low contrast grey world for a few weeks scared/cured me of 30 years of wearing black. Never looked back (pun intended) and vision restored – yay! Also, I have magenta hair which tends to set the bar.
Each to their own – I don’t think any one of us needs to justify our choices and – you can always change your mind 🙂
Looking very luxe indeed in that beautiful caramel leather skirt.
I guess I live up to my cultural stereotype; If you travel to Latin America, you will see that drowning in color is the norm! I remember what a shock it was when I first moved to New England…. all those neutrals….
You look wonderful!
Debbie Stinedurf says
That top is stellar…the colors are absolutely gorgeous. I do love neutrals, but closet is definitely heavy on the color.
I can’t believe you even thought you were too old for that wonderful top, not for one minute! Its a perfect match with that wonderfully luxe leather skirt and those killer boots.
Neutrals should be just that, neutralised! Why on earth wear beige, cream and grey when you can wear turquoise, yellow, pink and orange. Its a no-brainer. xxx
Tiina L says
We all need colour, to keep us from getting depressed, especially in autumn and winter. Besides, most people look better with some colour around the face.
And we should all forget this nonsense about being too old to wear something. I think the best policy regarding stupid ‘rules’ is to ignore them, pretend either that 1) they don’t exist or 2) I’m too clueless to know they exist.
Anna Parkes says
Hey Suzanne, I love your colour bomb and also your mini rant. Beige and those pesky neutrals would be the death of creativity and us too. The top was right to send out its siren’s call to you, and thank goodness you tried it on. I bought some rather fab patchwork boots last winter and can’t wait to bring them out for another trip around the block.
Have a fab week x
elle the Elle Diaries says
When life is what it is, only copious amounts of saturated color will do. Leave the beige to the rest of them!
Love the outfit, want those boots, and what a score on that top! Too old- HAH!
How could you think for a minute that you were too old to wear that top, especially when it looks brilliant with your gorgeous hair? Strangely enough, I find I tend to wear more bright colours in the winter than in the summer, when my wardrobe is primarily grey, black and blue. Perhaps I feel like I need the colour to get me through the dark and cold days.
Señora Allnut says
highly visible saturated color? yes, please!. I love your colorful top and fabulous boots!. Glad you din’t listen to that little impertinent little voice, she’s an arrogant killjoy indeed!
And Beige scares me!
Elizabeth g. Arthur says
Bright colours! Yes, absolutely, I wear them and my closet also resembles a crayola box! There seems to be this thing that as we age we should neutralise – NEVER! Keep those bold and beautiful colours coming. These photos of you, Suzanne, are gorgeous! xx
Petite Silver Vixen says
I need to wear colour. I seriously get depressed in neutrals or black. It genuinely affects my personality. Colour makes me happy, especially in Winter as I suffer from mild SAD so absolutely bring on Colour.
I’m so glad you didn’t pass on that top. It’s fabulous on you and works a treat with the skirt.
Marilee Gramith says
Gimme color, texture, detail, humor and a reasonable amount of comfort.
There’s no particular formula or combination of these that works every time. Fashion is unpredictable and I think the process is sometimes the best part.
You’re a knockout in fall hues Suzanne!
Darlene Fadem says
Love that top on you!!