Breakin’ out in primary colours

I know it’s Monday (boo) but I hope my primary colours will brighten the beginning of the week for you…!

As you all know I can’t help but put brights together, and most of the time I don’t intentionally go super bright… this was one of those times. This outfit started quite muted (for me) with the grey tops and coloured jeans, but I needed a cardigan as it’s still a bit chilly, so I picked one that would complement the yellow of my fave Nine West heels (I hadn’t worn them in a couple of weeks and was getting withdrawal symptons). So by that stage the outfit was already quite bright: blue + yellow + grey + bits of pink…

Although my parka is a khaki green, I’d just grabbed the first jacket that was lightweight so that’s green added to the mix. Finally a bag; I fancied a soft bag over something structured as it was the weekend. I came all over all patriotic with my Union Jack shopper, which, funnily enough, I bought for our holiday to the US last year… it’s very red and very pretty but also pretty loud, screaming LOOK AT ME I’M BRITISH DON’T YOU KNOW ;)))

So there we are, a step-by-step guide to dressing like a British kids’ TV presenter. Easy.

P.S. Don’t you just love the landscape reflected in my sunnies in the last pic…? The clouds look so dramatic!

Cardigan: H! by Henry Holland, Sweater: Peacocks, Grey t-shirt: Primark, Jeans: Very, Parka: La Redoute, Heels: Nine West, Socks: Topshop, Bag: Accessorize

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  1. 10 March 2012 / 4:47 pm

    Your shoes stole my heart!:)


  2. Gray Skies
    8 March 2012 / 4:50 am

    I love all the bright colors! (I really wanted to type "colours" there – living in Britain really had an influence on me, now that word doesn't look right without the "u"!) And I really like the layering of necklaces.

  3. 6 March 2012 / 10:25 pm

    you look fab as always Catherine! The colours are amazing, you always make colour look so good!
    is where you take photos near your house? it looks gorgeous!

    • 7 March 2012 / 8:56 am

      Thank you Rachel, so much! Yes the country lanes are just down the road from our house, though some are at my parents' place (one Devon country lane looks pretty much like the next)!! C x

  4. 6 March 2012 / 5:47 pm

    I'm such a sucker for a great blue and green mix!! Now you've got me on a color-crazed kick! I've gotta try the bright yellow with the blue!

  5. Mongs
    6 March 2012 / 2:46 pm

    cute outfit, the first thing that caught my eyes were your electric blue pants and the shoes, then the adorable bag. Great mix of prints and color, you did a great job with the color blocking. I like your accessories too. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Following you too.

  6. 6 March 2012 / 9:00 am

    wow beautiful post! very inspirational 🙂
    would you maybe like to follow each other? this would be awesome 🙂

  7. Terri
    6 March 2012 / 5:11 am

    While I love the bright colors, it is all the interesting stripes that catch my eye in this look.

  8. 6 March 2012 / 2:40 am

    love all the colors and the coordinating sweater/socks! and the sunglasses reflection is very cool

  9. 6 March 2012 / 12:41 am

    Such fun colors!

  10. 5 March 2012 / 11:14 pm

    I love all of the bright colors. I just bought a similar yellow cardigan, that I can't wait to wear.

  11. The Jones
    5 March 2012 / 7:39 pm

    Seriously my fav shoes. And the polka dot cardigan is darling.<3

  12. Adrienne Shubin
    5 March 2012 / 5:31 pm

    Oh that bag! I adore it!
    I love how you embrace brights! You do it so well.

  13. 5 March 2012 / 5:00 pm

    I love the whole outfit. Those yellow polka dotted cardi I too love. I have got to try wearing the colorful jeans. I am going to buy one for myself this week for sure. 🙂 You look lovely!

  14. 5 March 2012 / 5:00 pm

    You do brights so beautifully, Catherine! Love the bag too : > Thanks so much for sharing your looks with Visible Monday.

  15. 5 March 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Catherine, I love the brights! I just got some hot pink jeans and they may be too young for an old me, but I love them nevertheless. I love your style. I was recently looking on Chictopia and a picture caught my eye. It was you! Your style is unique and very you!

    • 5 March 2012 / 9:17 pm

      Debbi don't be afraid of bright colours at any age – they keep you youthful for sure!!! Thank you for your lovely compliments sweetie they always make me smile :)) xoxo

  16. 5 March 2012 / 3:48 pm

    I love the way you have coordinated colors here and looking so lovely !

    • 5 March 2012 / 3:49 pm

      Hey, I want to add : unique accesories and beautiful bag you have got !

  17. 5 March 2012 / 2:25 pm

    Love the parka!

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