31 Jul 2015
I was recently invited to an event hosted by Microsoft Lumia to discover what colours suit you best as an individual. We met Jules Standish, a colour consultant, who analysed our skin tone, eye colour, hair colour and personality to create a palette of suitable colours - mine being Spring. Jules explained that it doesn't have to be about reinventing your wardrobe, but adding a pop of colour through your accessories. This is especially true if you are not feeling confident enough to wear that bright colour you love so much. Here are some of my favourite ways to do such a thing.
Generally I stick to plain black or brown sunglasses, but why not try something new? Although I wouldn't wear these sunglasses* on a day to day basis, they are great fun to wear at a festival or on holiday. Paired with a bright nail polish, like this red one, and already you are adding subtle hints of colour. I absolutely love wearing red, but I don't always feel confident enough wearing a block of red.
If I am wearing quite a plain outfit, I also like to add a coloured necklace or handbag. This Rebecca Minkoff bag is one of my favourites during the summer, especially as I don't own many coloured bags - I tend to stick to my trusty black handbags. This necklace from Forever 21 is also a firm favourite as the colours tend to suit my skintone very well.
Lastly, an accessory you may not often think about, but use all the time, is your phone. The Microsoft Lumia range comes in an array of bright colours that you would not necessarily wear as clothing, but give you the opportunity to use as an accessory. This Microsoft Lumia 930* has been a fab edition to my wardrobe, especially as it sports the most impressive camera phone I have used - perfect for us bloggers. You can see samples of photos here. Of course, if you are not looking to buy a new phone you can always change the case depending on your outfit.
What is your favourite accessory?