These are details from an outfit I wore to work. Navy dress, dark purple tights, peach cardie, matching pink earrings and red shoes. Some colour, but not huge amounts of it, in my opion. Not my colleagues opinion though, presumably! I’ve had about 5 different people remark upon my colourful style. And I always think How do they know???? I think I’ve worn my orange tights once but apart from that it’s all been terribly muted. Since I didn’t know how smart the office was going to be, I basically took all my officey shirts, which are navy and grey and the like. I actually don’t have that many bright bright things with me here in Brussels, and I’ve been saving them for the weekends.
But I guess different people interpret colourful differently. When I think colourful I think this, but clearly other people’s standards are much lower. One day I was wearing a teal dress, black tights black shoes and one of my colleagues said ‘You’re so good with colour, I wish I could pull something like that off’. Which seemed kind of an odd thing to say given that she is an incredibly stylish, model looking Polish girl always in high heels and smartly tailored monochrome designer clothes, and my shoes are always scuffed and my hair always all over the place. But anyway, it goes to show that one woman’s neutral is another woman’s colourful.