STYLING BRIGHTS IN WINTER

If I had to pick one thing that I love about Winter styling, it would be knitwear, so you can imagine my excitement over the Saturday by Megan Ellaby announcement a few weeks back! Bold and beautiful knits designed by one of my favourite bloggers? Sign. Me. Up! I’m sure you’ve all seen the gorgeous collection by now, and probably seen the odd snap from this outfit over on my Instagram recently, but in the spirit of all things colourful and knitted, I wanted to share some more of the photos and chat about how I style my brights when the weather is anything but!

You all know by now that I’m not afraid to don a bit of colour. In fact, I actually feel a bit odd when I wear a neutral look nowadays, so I’ll always find a way to brighten it up with a bold lip or nail colour. Its no secret that I wear A LOT of brights in the summer time (hello, Cuba!), as naturally that’s when the good old high street is full of them, but styling them when the temperatures drop can be a little more tricky, and probably less common! For me though, they’re a regular in my wardrobe, hence why I wanted to share my tips!

I’m a huge lover of a pink and red colour combo, so much so that I’d probably say they’ve fast become my favourite shades to wear together, so naturally the Star Arm Knit was the top of my list when it came to snapping something up from the Saturday collection! Its in a dreamy bubblegum pink shade that lends itself so well to being paired with pale denim, so I styled it here with some of my favourite River Island jeans, and I love how well the two pieces go together.

Not content with the amount of pink in this look, I went for my ever faithful Nike Cortez trainers for a little more variation on the colour, and finished the look off with one of my most colourful bags for extra measure! I absolutely loved wearing this outfit for a casual Saturday spent lunching and shopping at the Trafford Centre, and it looked just as lovely paired with my Vintage faux fur that just had to come out now that the temperatures have dropped!

 

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Denim is such a quick win when it comes to styling colourful knits, coats and tops. Classic black goes perfectly with pretty much every colour under the sun, and pale wash denim works really well with bold colours! Then deeper indigo shades are great worn with primary colours, so there are so many options!

Knits like the one I’m wearing here also work really well with mini and midi skirts, too! A simple A-line mini shape is perfect to tuck a lightweight knit in to, paired with some cute trainers or ankle boots. I love faux leather mini skirts, or if you’re feeling bold, an animal print such as zebra or leopard would look amazing too! Then midi skirts are another great option, especially pleated numbers in soft and silky fabrics, again worn with some chunky trainers for a clash, or some ankle boots for something a little dressier!

I always love to add fun accessories too that feature pops of the colour I’m wearing for a little more fun. For example, take the accessories in my outfit here – the pink trainers help to make the colours stand out even more (and there’s no such thing as too much pink!), then the colours in the floral bag really work well against the jumper, with the reds standing out especially!


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Read: My Go-To New Season Knit

Read: What I Wore In Cuba


 


Jumper – Saturday by Megan Ellaby // Jeans – River Island // Trainers – Nike Cortez / / Floral Handbag – Mango // Faux Fur Coat – Vintage


 

Another great way to wear colour this season is to go bold with colour blocking! I absolutely love clashing colours and wearing bold brights together. If I was to do a little bit of colour blocking with this jumper, I’d have paired it with a red pleated midi skirt for the ultimate red and pink combo, or stuck with the denim and instead braved something completely different and a little more out there by throwing over a coat in orange, blue or yellow! It would also look dreamy with a navy blue velvet blazer that I have from last winter – definitely going to try that combo out some time soon!

There are so many possibilities when it comes to sporting colour this season, and whether you decide to keep it subtle or go all out with the brightest of brights, I guess the best thing to do is just to have fun with it! I used to worry what people might think when I went out with my loudest, boldest clothes on, but I’ve got to the point now where I really don’t care, and love dressing for myself, in the clothes that I feel good in! Wearing colour is such a mood booster and something that makes me feel more ‘me’, so I can guarantee that you’ll be seeing a lot more where this came from before the season is over!

What are your top tips for wearing colour? I’d love to hear about how you style your boldest pieces!

C x

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