Does anyone else remember being at school and a classic go-to question kids would ask was what was your favourite colour? Quite a random question to ask a fellow seven year old I know, but forgivably our understanding of current affairs at the time wasn’t quite up to scratch. It felt like a crucial question to ask a potential buddy, give the right answer and you’re in, but opt for beige and you might not make the cut to play Rachel Stevens in the weekly performance of S-Club, The Playground Edition. Mine was lilac (strong) and I would wear as much of the colour as possible. Seriously if you walked into my room you’d be overwhelmed by the amount of differing shades of the colour covering the walls, curtains, bedding, rugs, cushions AND dressing gown, of course. Naturally, my winter coat had to be in the colour, and my best friend even got one to match- s/o Ellie you BABE.
You might be wondering where I’m going with this, but it got me thinking about how much has changed in terms of the clothes I like to wear- from colours, patterns, textures and styles. I was recently asked how I’d describe my style, and if I’m honest I’m not sure I have a distinct one. I buy clothes that I like, which are comfy and not too pricey. Sometimes I dress a bit more classy, other times I’ll go for jeans and a t-shirt, but more often than not you’ll often find me chilling in a cosy hoodie with pjs.#KEEPINITREAL. One recurring theme in my wardrobe, however, is black. It goes with everything, can be dressed up or down and hides the majority of food spillages. WIN.
But what would little lilac luvin me say, hey? Of course the kind of clothes we like to wear changes over time, and on the whole I’m v thankful for that, but it did make me think I should make more effort to incorporate a bit more colour in my wardrobe. However, I need to say to mini me that I’m not gonna be opting for lilac anytime soon as I think I’ve worn enough of that colour to last me a lifetime, soz hun.
I did spot this snazzy top and I had to pick it up. Very bright, very green, very different to what I’d normally wear. But in the spirit of trying *old* things & opting for a bit more colour, I thought heck, lets give it a go.
I saw this top in Bershka and I friggin love it. It’s a gorgeous deep emerald cropped blouse, with button detailing and a tie waist. One of my favourite things about it- aside from the dreamy colour- is that it has bell sleeves, which give it that extra summit summit and the word on the street is that they’re v en trend right now. YAS.
The material is super floaty so it feels FABULOUS to wear, although it only set me back a mere £17.99, so that’s a winner for sure. It’s definitely a great little sassy piece to wear in the day with jeans or with a skirt for a night out so it’s versatile too. However, it should be said that with sleeves like these, extra caution should be taken when consuming soup, humous etc. I’ve got your back.
For this look I played it simple and let the top do the talking, so I paired it with my much loved Joni jeans and sunnies (both from Topshop.) Of course I had to incorporate black in there somewhere! It’s one of those items that can be thrown on and will go with pretty much everything, so in that morning haze of searching for something to wear, minimal effort is required. So there we have it! A great little option to inject a bit more colour. And although I don’t intend to wear head-to-toe colour everyday, I feel like this is a great little piece like to a pop of colour to a wardrobe in a fun and inexpensive way.
See you in the next one!
Photography- Olivia Foley