I used to be afraid of wearing colour. I have specific vivid memories of joking with my friends, window shopping on our lazy teenage Saturday afternoons - "I'm Asian! Asians can't wear yellow! I'll look like a glowstick/highlighter/pokemon!" They would laugh and jokingly mock my teen angst before doing the same thing with other fashion trends. I had a friend who claimed she'd never wear skinny jeans because she had apparently developed "tree trunk" legs, another swore an oath against browns and neutrals for life - "Its what grandmothers and boring office workers wear!" To be fair we were only 14, quite self conscious of our developing bodies and absolutely certain that once we had an opinion about something, we'd NEVER change it.
That's the funny thing about fashion, it travels in cycles. It's constantly being re-invented when old ideas are injected with a fresh point of view and given a new lease in life. So after our first few scorching 30+ degree weekends of Spring came and went, I hushed my inner 14 year old self and put on some big bold and beautiful colours! I'm loving the bright blues that are showing up everywhere this season in amongst the girly pastels and hard edged monochrome. According to racked.com, Pantone has even predicted its popularity for two consecutive years' spring fashion trends. Blue is definitely having it's moment.
I paired my geometric patterned blue cropped tee with an almost blindingly fabulous chartreuse bandage mini skirt, picked up last year on sale at Forever 21 . It's a little teeny bit matchy matchy but in my opinion, not as crazy as both pieces being patterned or both block coloured - just a happy medium between the two. As this look is already quite an eyeful, I decided to tone down the accessories with neutral shoes (My go-to, all occasion nude patent pointy toed pumps!) and bag. As a nod to the geometric pattern on my top, I also repeated the bold shapes in my jewellry choices. I really love how the colours popped in the afternoon sun during this shoot, but somehow I kept it from looking too heavy or over the top - perhaps it helped having my platinum blonde hair freshly dyed!
(SHOP THE LOOK >> Top: Temt - similar here and here, Skirt: Forever 21 - similar here and here, Clutch: Dotti - similar here, Heels: RMK - similar here and here, Rings: a selection - similar here, here, here, here )