Just a quick post on the subject of coloured coats. I used to be firmly of the opinion that coats should be black, navy, grey or camel. I'm not sure when I got over that bizarre belief, but I think it's got a lot to do with the number of years I've been living outside of my home country, the UK.
I grew up believing that certain colours or combinations of colours were a total faux pas.
"Blue and Green should never be seen" "Never trust a man wearing suede shoes" blah blah blah....
Were any of you subject to these odd, made up conventions?
I'm sure that it's not just because I'm English.... I'm sure it's also due to my age and the era and society in which I grew up.
Anyway, I'm happy to say that after over a decade of living in Sydney, Australia, I'm very much over the conservative colour rules that I imposed upon myself.
I've got coats in a variety of different colours, and I'm no longer worried about mixing colours up.
Exhibit A: Mustard Yellow coat with blue diamond scarf
(Coat: Gorman. Scarf: Trenery. Jeans and boots: Acne. Sweater: Skin & Threads.
Exhibit B: Raspberry Red coat and stripes.
(Coat: Lover by Susien Chong. Sweater: Karen Walker. Jeans and boots: Acne)
Exhibit C: Black coat with multi-coloured diamond sweater and blue scarf.
(Coat: Lover by Susien Chong. Sweater: J Crew. Same jeans, boots, scarf and bag)
Exhibit D: Bright cobalt blue with bright green floral, beige boots!!
(Coat: J Crew. Scarf: J Crew. Jeans: Nudie. Boots: Acne)
Do you live dangerously with colour? What rules and conventions did you grow up with regarding clothes and colours?
Have a lovely weekend wherever you are!