This article continues my series on the bright colours trend and how I’ve created a wardrobe capsule for brights. Here are a few more looks of that wardrobe capsule.
I don’t wear tight pants very often. They highlight the saddle bags I have on my thighs and I find them less comfortable here in hot Singapore. When I do wear them, I usually do so with tunics. But they can look hip with nice tops as well. And tucking your tops in also creates the nice 1/3 – 2/3 silhouette that I discussed before.
These looks give me a bit of a rock chic vibe. It’s definitely a ‘young’ look and one that I would only wear in very casual situations or when I visit a rock concert. I think this look would look pretty good when attending Madonna’s concert in July!
The red top without the green top underneath can work too. A bit sexier even and very airy for Singapore. Of course you would keep the top more closed and not as open as in the top picture.
Bright colours always look good to me in high contrast, graphical outfits. Any bright colour is easy to combine with black and white. It’s also fun to combine several trends into one look. Graphical, brights and colour blocking!
This is a look I always feel very comfortable in: pants worn with a short dress. It’s fun to wear a busy pattern for a change and combining it with an extra colour (green) certainly makes it even more interesting. This works really well with black shoes, but it’s also fun to highlight the yellow of the dress as well with the yellow shoes.
Of course, it’s easy to dress up these pants as well. If worn with a woven shirt or if you add a blazer, the simple funky bright pants instantly get a more mature look. You can easily add a blazer in many colours for a more dressy but hip over 40 look.
What do you think. Do you think some of these looks are ‘too young’ or do you still like to dress like a rock chic on certain days or occasions?
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