Tuesday, 18 July 2017

WHO SAYS RED AND GREEN SHOULD NOT BE SEEN?

What I love about fashion blogging is the sharing of ideas, styles, fashion news and inspirations with other fashionable women that enriches and inspires me in so many ways, gives me confidence and brings a sense of feeling great about myself which brings me to the topic of today's blog.
Green cargo pants-green sleeveless top-red shoes-floral-shirt-dress
There was not one but two bloggers that inspired me to share this outfit with you.
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WHO SAYS RED AND GREEN SHOULD NOT BE SEEN?
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Let me tell you about inspiration number one. A while ago Jacqui from Mummabstylish  shared with us a post where she was wearing cargo pants that she paired with red shoes.  I left a comment saying that I love that look and that since I also have a pair of similar pants and a pair of red shoes and a matching handbag, I might copy her look and she gave me her blessing.
Green cargo pants-green sleeveless top-red shoes
There is a scientific explanation why we love this colour combination so much, just think Christmas decorations for example.
Green cargo pants-green sleeveless top-red shoes|red hadnbag
If you look at the colour wheel which is a visual representation of colours according to their chromatic relations, you will see that the red and green are sitting right opposite each other and therefore called complimentary colours.

Since red and green are both strong colours, I didn't want to add any more colours to my outfit and thus chose the colour of my top from the same family of green just with a slightly different shade.  Keeping my accessories simple (except the handbag), I selected a pendant in buffalo horn from Hermes, suspended on an adjustable leather cord.
Green cargo pants-green sleeveless top-red shoes-floral-shirt-dress
This pendant is very special to me, it was given to me by my older daughter on my 45th birthday.  She was a student back then, so I can imagine how difficult it must have been for her to afford such a beautiful gift.
Green cargo pants-green sleeveless top-red shoes-floral-shirt-dress
The second contributor that inspired me to wear this outfit was a comment made by Sheela from Sheela Writes about a floral long shirt dress from Marks & Spencer (you can read a full story about this collaboration here).  She wrote (no pun intended) that she would wear this dress as a light coat over skinny jeans and a simple top.
Green cargo pants-green sleeveless top-red shoes-floral-shirt-dress
It all happened a while ago and I  haven't had a chance to replicate Jacqui's look or implement Sheela's idea until last week I was asked if I can re-style one of the outfits of my recent collaboration between Marks & Spencer and Shopping Links and all of a sudden the light went on in my head and all the pieces suddenly came together and an outfit was born.
Green cargo pants-green sleeveless top-red shoes-floral-shirt-dress

Green cargo pants-green-red shoes

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