So it's Fashion Friday once again! While I don't have any outfit posts to share this week (I promise to update soon once my camera is back!), I shall make up for it with this useful post on the Colour of the Year and how to wear it. A big THANK YOU to Gabriella who is a freelance guest writer, and a wonderful one at that. This sweet girl volunteered to come up with a post or two after being, in her words, inspired by my blog and fashion style. *blush* Read on for more!
Ever since Pantone finally made it official and announced that marsala is colour of the year for 2015, we knew we will start seeing it everywhere, not only on runways and magazines, but in the streets too – wall colours, living room walls, tablecloths and cushions in cafes... If you’re not sure how to mix it with other colours and how exactly you should wear it, we have a couple of tips and tricks for you!
For those who love the dramatic, vamp look, this is heaven: dark nails and even darker lips everywhere you look. Lipsticks in different shades of plum and red (and even black) all have matching lipsticks, but if you want to experiment, go ahead, you will not break any fashion laws as long as shades are not too different and go well with your outfit. Light eye shadows are recommended for the day, but you can also go heavy on the eyeliner if you want. Nevertheless, when you go out to party, go wild and combine dark red with lighter brown shades to emphasize the eyes.
Luckily, this time it isn't all about the shoe style, but actually about the colour of your footwear. Having that all cleared up, you can now buy and wear anything you actually like, be it pointy flats, glittery open-toes high heels, sneakers or simple pumps. Combine marsala converse sneakers with jeans or simple skirt and plain tee to get that casual look, or wear pumps with a pencil skirt and plain white shirt to get that business elegance.
Oh, where do we even begin with clothes? Trends have not significantly changed, so you can wear either skinny or wide, bell-bottom jeans; whichever you prefer. As long as this cold weather lasts you can wear lovely knitted sweaters, but as soon as sun warms us all up, you will have to swap them for tees, tops and lovely summer dresses. Even crop tops are back. If you recently had a tummy tuck, now is the time to show it off. Short skirts have claimed the throne back from maxi skirts which ruled for a few seasons and it's going to be all about your legs the following seasons.
If you feel the colour is too deep and dark for you to wear, you can opt for some marsala coloured accessories instead. Sometimes just a marsala coloured watch and nail polish combined with black skirt and white shirt leave a great impression. Wear statement necklaces, big earrings, purses or a floppy hat in different shades of deep and dark red to subtly draw attention of passers-by and be noticed.
No matter if you're thinking about changing the colours of your living room walls, adding curtains, cushions, and carpets to match, or you are going to stick to new clothes, have marsala in mind when you think you need a change. The colour is warm, eye-catching, chic and timeless at the same time and you will not be wrong if you pick it!
Thank you Gabriella for the insightful post! I don't know about you, but I myself definitely learnt something from this piece and I hope you picked up a thing or two as well. I love Gabby's writing style! She has thus came up with another piece for my blog to suit my readers' styles and I promise to share it with you lovelies soon! Gabby has mentioned that she will be starting a blog soon, so stay tuned for that! Now, do show her some love and share this post if you found it interesting, will ya? ;)