Shiny, happy colours.
Camo meets brights in a face-off.
Today’s post shall be a smidge different from my norm, let me first pre-empt you. Being rather pressed for time (I fear this will be somewhat on repeat mode from hereon since the new school year begins in just a scant few days), I will be focusing on clothes today. Purely on clothes.
LETTING PICTURES DO THE TALKING
Which isn’t necessarily a bad deviation. Afterall, variety can add spice to life, yes?
Kickstarting our collaboration, Jodie and her bevy of beauties together with Eve and myself paraded our pastel pairings on Monday. In this second part of the adventure, we show you how we wear camo with colour. Bright, happy colours.
Which, for me, automatically meant Red.
I know not why but it did.
And on a more laidback, easy breezy note, you know? An unbuttoned linen shirt with haphazard cuffs. (Somewhat) intentionally dishevelled hair.
A side knot which was equal parts functionality and frivolity. When it comes to wearing maxi anything with non heeled footwear, it’s quite the challenge, and the knot (which I first saw on Suzanne) helped immensely to prevent any untoward incidents of tripping or, worse, falling flat on my face.
I felt the slip-on kicks were quite the perfect match for this ensemble. Heels didn’t sit right. Neither did wedge sandals, a little too clichéd in my mind’s eye, and so these appeared ideal. And to redeem myself, the leopard print added that element of bold in-your-face-ness that is distinctly Sheela, and because I wore them briefly, the absence of arch support did not present a problem.
It wouldn’t be me without some quirky accessories, now would it? Or some trademark awkward, goofy poses. Nor the sunnies which I adore by the way.
And now, here’s what the other ladies did in interpreting camo with brights.
Eve, Teens (the world according to eve)
How cool is it that we both picked long dresses for this second part? Eve has her camo shirt knotted around the waist, over a very sleek jersey dress, and signature funky shoes. A woman after my own heart. Incidentally, it was sweltering that morning yet she looks so poised still.
Sheela, 40s (sheela writes)
So this is how my camo piece actually looks. A strapless maxi dress with ruched sweetheart neckline which, along with the red shirt, was thrifted. I went quirky with the sunny side up pin, spider and deer antler rings, and those shoes from H&M Malaysia. Red sunnies from Poshmark.
Jodie, 50s (jodie’s touch of style)
I love how Jodie always has the tiniest details to keep one’s eye coming back for more. Her shades and the echoing sunshiny yellow of her sandals are delightful bursts of colour amidst an already colourful palette of green and coral, everything working together harmoniously.
Nancy, 60s (jodie’s touch of style)
If you ever had any doubts about wearing camo within a professional environment, I do believe Nancy has quashed them. And with panache too. The addition of a crisp pencil skirt adds the perfect air of sophistication yet the fuchsia keeps it fun, fresh and charming. Incidentally, I covet that tassel necklace quite a bit.
Charlotte, 70s (jodie’s touch of style)
What a kaleidoscope of colours Charlotte has going on, and yet not a single shade is in discord with another. Everything comes together in perfect cohesion. From the rainbow necklace to the orange tank and green bangle as well as shoes. I think the white pants were a touch of brilliance, to be honest, the ideal counter point.
There you have it, ladies, camo as seen with bright colours. Friday will be the concluding installment of our project, and you’ll never guess what we’ll be pairing camo with then. Or can you?
Which colour would you pick to wear with camo?
p/s my photos by Eve
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