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WHAT COLOUR SUITS ME

I’m wearing a teal faux fur jacket fromMatalan, maxi dress fromMisguided, denim flares fromASOS, shoes fromPrimark, fringed suede bag fromRiver Island, headband fromForever 21, necklaces sunglasses fromPrimarkand rings fromHM

I went through a phase at the start of this year where I only felt myself when I was wearing camel, grey or black. This made shopping a lot easier as I only looked for clothing in these colours, sometimes also including white. I have always been a big lover of colour in general and this seems to come in waves. I would say that I really love wearing blues and greens. This became more obvious to me when I attended theColour Elementsevent in the Glasgow Apple store on Thursday. The app is designed to tell you which colour you suit, this is depending on skin tone, eye colour, facial features and hair colour. The colour guru Karen Finlayson sees colour before form and person before clothes, and decided that I was ‘air’. This involves lots of blues and greens. Which was really fascinating to me as I’ve always felt such a connection with these colours. The word ‘air’ also symbolises a lot for me as I try to live within a very calm and peaceful environment. The purpose ofColour Elementsis to make you connect with what you actually wear in your wardrobe and what you don’t wear but keep because you feel too guilty to throw it out.

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It made me look outside my comfort zone and think about what clothes I actually do wear and what pieces I end up taking off after looking in the mirror. I love to experiment with fashion and will always just wear clothes that I feel the happiest and most comfortable in. The experience atColour Elementsmade me think back to when I first started to develop my own style, kind of when your Mum stopped dressing you and you would go shopping with your friends. I remember I was obsessed with wearing a pair of cherry leg warmers tucked over jeans. This might sound utterly horrific to most people but as a young person I really felt most comfortable wearing these and I wore them a lot! It’s funny for me to look back and remember the reaction from some people over the fact that I was wearing the cherry leg warmers. A middle aged man, who was actually a neighbour, told me that I looked ‘stupid’ one day when I was outside my house wearing them. However, even with his disgusting comment I never stopped wearing my precious leg warmers. If anything, it made me wear them more. This has really contributed to my style throughout my life. Those cherry leg warmers (RIP) really paved the way for my style.

 

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