This is the story about how I rediscovered my love for colour. It is also where I show a little (a lotta) love for a few accounts that reminded me of this love. It all started about September time. Right about when I moved to London in the hope of becoming London’s Carrie Bradshaw. Only to realise the clothes I moved with either featured holes or were so worn they just were no longer suitable to be seen in public in.
So as any self respecting blogger does, I took to Instagram to see what some of my favourite accounts were up to. Which brought me to binge watch pretty much every single vlog of Megan Ellaby and spend so much time scrolling back through Helen Anderson‘s Instagram I found myself shamelessly screenshotting summer 2015. And I was obsessed. The faux fur, the colourful shoes, the slogan tees, the bold two pieces; these girls were inspiring beyond my wildest dreams.
I am obsessed with the way Megan will take bright and bold patterns and mix them to create a dreamy duo I would have imagined to look hideous. The styling of long colourful jumpers over incredibly bright blue flare jeans has me itching to go jean shopping. Something I never thought I would want to do. And the way Helen styles band tees and slogan tees with a variety of colours and shapes inspired me to raid Greg’s drawer rather than my own.
However the inspiration and the shopping list didn’t seem to agree with my budget. So I reeled myself in and decided I should maybe buy some basic tees that didn’t have holes in them. You know, to not look homeless.
And that was where the yellow jacket came into my life. You know that yellow jacket that has featured almost as much as my converse? The one that cost me a mere £25 and despite the strange green mark on the sleeve I love it. Because it was a basic necessity my wardrobe was missing, or so I told my colleague at work when she asked why I was only having broccoli for lunch one day.
From there I decided to be a bit more sensible with my shopping. I mean not that sensible, I still had an Asos parcel turning up on my desk once a week. However this time, it was with key items that would suit any season and that I could mix and match. Plus thanks Next for saving me from the winter cold and sending me a coat – I honestly don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t.
I do want to write a wee bit more about investing in pieces and only buying quality because it is something I have been doing for the last year and I have really noticed a difference in my clothing waste but for now I will leave you once again with my bright yellow coat and some beautiful houses I will never be able to afford, but you know…aim high.