Wearing Primaries (Surprisingly), Plus Neutrals

Neon green, olive and red
Olive and red
Neon green, olive and red
Neon green, olive and red
Neon green, olive and red
Neon green, olive and statement necklace
I was a bit worried before I left the house in this outfit that it was a bit subdued, so I grabbed my fail-safe red tote. I know the sweater is a shade of neon, but still – I felt underwhelmed by the dark blue jeans, olive coat and brown boots. So to my surprise the photos showed a very vibrant outfit indeed: the primaries in fact…! Red, blue and yellow (though it’s actually neon green), simply offset by some neutrals. 

It’s always quite a prim-and-proper look when you pair a white shirt with a sweater – but the edgy jewellery contrasts with that rather nicely. I should have taken my own advice and taken a photo before leaving the house to see that it actually looked a lot better than I thought!

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Raincoat: Karen Millen (old), Sweater: F+F at Tesco, Necklace: Accessorize*, Jeans: Zalando*, Bag: Debenhams, Booties: ASOS, Shirt: ASOS, Watch: ASOS*, Gold spike bracelet: ASOS*, Mixed metal spike bracelet: ASOS*, Smiley face ring: ASOS*, Other bracelets: H&M, Nails: Nails Inc The Thames*

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  1. 23 March 2013 / 7:34 pm

    Fabulous outfit and particularly love your nails! Found you on Clairejustine's fashion blog hop, where I'm sharing my daughter's style – she is way more stylish than me!

  2. 20 March 2013 / 2:19 am

    I definitely approve of edgy jewelry!

  3. 19 March 2013 / 10:16 am

    Great outfit, love your bag 🙂 wondeful pictures. Thanks for linking up with us at Creative Mondays …

  4. 18 March 2013 / 11:52 pm

    Classic, top to toe. The most effortless style in a great combination of color. It's a treat for old eyes!

  5. 18 March 2013 / 3:59 pm

    Looks fabulous! If you thought it, it might sound too much but seeing all these great colours together on you looks amazing.

  6. 18 March 2013 / 12:21 pm

    Not every woman can wear these bright colour together – you can and you look great!!

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  7. 18 March 2013 / 4:10 am

    I adore your fashion sense… the colour makes me happy… and you wear your colours really well…

  8. 18 March 2013 / 1:31 am

    Love love love the neon sweater with that necklace! You look great!


  9. 17 March 2013 / 11:46 pm

    I agree, this red tote adds this pop of color-what a great touch!!! And thank you so much Catherine for sharing this amazing look with the link up!!!

  10. 17 March 2013 / 10:50 pm

    I love how a simple, beautiful bag can pop an entire look! This is beautiful Catherine!! Have a great week!!

  11. 17 March 2013 / 10:38 pm

    I love color, but usually stray away from the primaries–but I love them toned down with the neutrals. LOVE the neon!

  12. 17 March 2013 / 12:00 am

    Love the red tote – fab choice. And I do love the neutrals too, your gorgeous hair always shines bright. xoxoxo

  13. 16 March 2013 / 5:42 pm

    so gorgeous!! love how you cuffed your jeans too

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  14. 16 March 2013 / 5:33 pm

    Good call on the red tote! I think it's the perfect finishing touch! Lovely as always, Catherine 🙂

    xo Lacey @ My Boring Closet

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