Adding Colour to My Wardrobe (because Orange is the New Black)

I’m not an adventurous dresser- I like to wear black and grey and other dark colours or else nudes. My clothing palette is definitely not particularly colourful – that’s glaringly obvious if you glance in the direction of either me or my wardrobe. In line with my efforts to be responsible as far as buying clothing is concerned, I’m trading out objects of my clothing if I buy new bits and bobs. After filling two incredibly large black bin bags with clothing and realising just how lacking in colour my wardrobe is, I nipped into town with the goal of adding colour and something a little bit fancy to my rail.

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Buying a whole brand new outfit for a specific night out is something that I’ve stopped myself from doing recently. I have plenty of dresses and jumpsuits in my wardrobe already that I can wear with different accessories – no sweat. That said, it was Richard’s birthday this week just gone so I thought I’d get myself something a little bit more special to wear out for dinner and drinks. Adding colour is always a challenge for someone who relies on monotone, but I feel like I’ve done a really good job at finding something that I never would have worn 12 months ago.

& Other Stories are quickly becoming one of my favourite brands. They’re clothing is classic and sophisticated, made of good quality material and their attempts to be more responsible are commendable. No brand is perfect, especially as far as sustainability is concerned, but it’s nice to see a brand attempting to do their bit. They also offer a recycling service which is a great incentive to not just throw out your old clothing.

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The playsuit is gorgeous – there’re no other words to describe it. Much brighter in colour than I’m used to, beautifully fitted and belted. It’s a touch on the short side – my lanky legs looked particularly elongated in it- but nothing too immodest. At £69, it’s not the cheapest playsuit i’ve ever bought but considering the quality of the material and just how gorgeous the colour is, I can see myself getting more than enough wear out of it – particularly as we get closer to the summer months. I paired it with a pair of heeled sandals and a brown bucket bag, but if you can envision yourself wearing this in the sun on holiday then a pair of converse or brown sandals along with a circular woven cross body bag might be the perfect way to accessorise this gorgeous outfit.

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1) Mango Striped Playsuit 2) Topshop Coral Playsuit 3) Miss Selfridge Peach Playsuit

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How do you feel about adding colour to your wardrobe this summer? Let me know what your staple new pieces are in the comments.

Swapping out the monotone in my wardrobe for a dash of colour | Orange is the New Black | Hollie in Wanderlust | Fashion Blogger