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Friend Friday: Colour!


Pretty straightfoward questions today on a favourite topic of mine – COLOUR!

1. What color dominates your closet?

None dominates. My wardrobe is a multicoloured mix of every colour imaginable. You can get a sneak peek into my wardrobe on this old post, see? I love all colours with equal adandon. Except beige. Beige is no good on me at all.

In terms of what I actually wear, purple and red combos do seem to crop up more than others.

2. If money weren’t an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet?

I would just continue on my chosen multicoloured path. Though I would like more mustard yellow and some nice shades of orange.

3. What is your mantra about mixing colors?

Any colour goes with any colour. No exceptions!

Oh, and I like picking colour up in more than one place (mainly through scarves, brooches/pins and shoes), it makes even unusual combos look pulled together.

4. For you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits?

I don’t think I incorporate colour. I AM colour 😉

Seriously though, about 90% of my outfit choices start as a colour combination idea. It comes naturally to me. Individual items get picked because of their colour, pretty much. I do consider texture, shape etc. but that comes after!

5. Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe?

Tricia of bits and bobbins (who is also the creator of wardroberemix) was hugely influential when I was still finding my feet style wise in my early wardroberemix days. She taught me to be fearless with brights!

Suze of Miss Vinyl Ahoy is a recent(ish) colourful discovery for me, she always looks great with her bright hair and bright clothes. And Helga Von Trollop!

Here’s Katy’s post, where people have been leaving the links to their posts (the linky tool is not working and Katy’s away).

Happy Friday!!!


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  • Misfit Sarah 11 February 2011, 9:17 am

    I love this: "I don't think I incorporate colour. I AM colour" – so true! Franca I love your colour combos and layering. I especially love oufits 3, 10, 14 and 15… actually I just love them all.

    Sarah xxx

  • Sacramento 11 February 2011, 9:38 am

    Fantastic answers…My favourite: I AM colour
    You are fabulous Franca.

  • Pull Your Socks Up! 11 February 2011, 10:30 am

    Yes, you ARE colour!! I knew this post would be just down your street:) xo

  • She is Sara 11 February 2011, 3:47 pm

    What I love about your posts is that while everyone else (myself included) mix patterns, you mix bold color. I love that you do it because you create wonderful combinations that I never think of on my own.

  • northwest is best 11 February 2011, 3:48 pm

    I love colourful dressing too! Izzy of YeYe style blog is great at colour mixing too.

  • MrsBossa 11 February 2011, 6:10 pm

    Ugh, I detest beige.

    It's not just that you mix colours, it's the fact you mix such bright colours. That's what I admire. I also like it when you wear multiple shades of the same colour, like that green outfit above. I feel a Franca-inspired outfit post coming on…

  • Fashionforgiants 11 February 2011, 6:35 pm

    Hello – this is the first time I've been to your site (via ModlyChic and FBFF) and I'm so glad I visited. I love color and your use of it is nothing less than inspiring! Absolutely wonderful!!


  • Veshoevius 11 February 2011, 6:39 pm

    You ARE colour! (As the mosiac of photos demonstrates) You got my vote for Q5!

  • The Waves 11 February 2011, 7:43 pm

    Indeed, you are colour! I agree with MrsBossa; the fact that you mix such bold, bright colours is truly inspiring. I used to only wear grays, nudes and pastels, and I still have trouble mixing solid colours. Mixing colourful prints, however, is a lot easier for me!

  • Daisydayz25 11 February 2011, 10:53 pm

    These question were indeed made for you! lol. Great answers, hope you didn't mind me using your picture!

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  • veronicadarling 12 February 2011, 12:45 am

    This FF is all about you for sure! My fave quote "I AM colour!" Yep, you are my friend and you wear it so so well! xoxo

  • No Guilt Fashion 12 February 2011, 3:57 am

    "I don't think I incorporate colour, I am color!" LOVE that!!!

  • Louise 12 February 2011, 11:38 pm

    Franca, I love this post– the explosion of color just smacked me right in the face!

  • Leia 13 February 2011, 10:34 am

    Color really suits you! I need to get better at wearing color. I love your "I AM color" comment!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    Oooh, thank you for pointing her out to me! I recognise her from WR but
    didn't know she had a blog!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    hehe! Thank you!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    Thank you! I'm actually a really timid pattern mixer. It's something I
    always mean to try more!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    Hi Gracey, thanks for visiting! and thank you!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    Thanks! Mixing prints is hard for me! I am today though, so getting there!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    thank you!!!! x

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    Thanks! Hopefully it smacked you in the face in a good way!!!