A Bright Compromise…

Colour blocking has hit Australian stores. But I’m not quite ready to give up my winter neutrals for an all-out colour explosion. So here’s my compromise. Colour AND neutrals. Ingenious, no?

Here are a few of my go-to combinations:

ORANGE AND GREY – a time honoured classic for a reason, any orange works with any grey. The possibilities are endless!

Try this combination with a chunky knit cardigan in dark grey and a Sportsgirl grey pocket tee, paired with Just Jeans Second Skin jeans in a nice dark wash and classic black over-the-knee boots from Tony Bianco. Then add some orange accessories, such as this George scarf, Sportsgirl watch and citrus toned nailpolish like Atomic Orange or Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It from OPI.

CANDY HUES AND NEUTRAL TONES – just the thing to ease you into Spring.

I recently bought these shorts from ASOS (if you haven’t discovered it yet, what are you waiting for? Get your ass over there… but then come back and keep reading please) and I’m loving the way they have been styled in this picture. I’m just about as pale as the girl in the photo so I’m loving the cream shades they’ve paired the bright shorts with. Definitely something I will be trying.

I’m also loving the idea of teaming this gorgeous candy pink singlet from Dotti with these delicate cream lace shorts from Sportsgirl. Then you just throw on a cream cardigan, again from Sportsgirl, and you’re ready for the Winter/Spring transition.

I spend a lot of time in Sportsgirl, if you haven’t already been able to tell, but I bought this gorgeous oversize knit jumper yesterday and I can’t wait to wear it. The photo doesn’t do it any justice, the pink is this beautiful border-line fluorescent pink. Teamed with the lovely natural colour it’s perfect for that transition to Spring. I’m thinking dark jeans and boots now, and light washed jeans and strappy flats for later. Plus it will be perfect to throw over your denim cut-offs and singlet on those spring/summer nights at the beach when it gets a little bit chilly.

So get compromising, sartorially that is. -C

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