06/01/2009

red is the new black?

Okay, so it's fair to say that i'm a little afraid of colour. 98% of my wardrobe is black, grey or white, and the extra 2% i dont wear. I'm not sure what it is but i can't seem to cope with wearing bold colours as i don't like to 'stand out' in that way. I'd rather be subtly well dressed with nice fabrics and cuts, not just the girl with the yellow top. Wearing black is classic, simple, and is very chanel and ysl, which i would say is never a bad thing.

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Don't get me wrong, i don't NOT wear colour. Coloured tights i can deal with, aswell as bags and shoes. I can cope with maroon, navy and mauve. I have my comfort zone colours and i like to stick to them.
So, if you're one of those people that look at pictures and then read, your probably feeling a bit confused. Because below is my new red trench from H&M. Yes, its bright, bold, and very 'stand-out'. And i LOVE it. I think i've accepted a new colour into my palette, and the suprising thing is i wear it far more than my black coats. Perhaps this is part of a whole new era for my style?



coat h&m, belt topshop, tights tesco

39 comments:

molly said...

you should wear that shade of red more often, you look gorgeous!
love that trench
and, fellow molly, i love your blog, but i dont actually have a links list - if i did you would certainly be on it :)
id be honoured if you would link me though, but i understand if you only want to do an exchange

Sarah-Mary said...

I think it's a fabulous trench, that belts a great detail to add on the coat.
did the trench come with a different belt originally?
x

Emily Anne said...

I have a black coat from H&M and in the winter I refuse to wear any other coat! I think the belt gives your coat a whole new feel, its amazing when one little accessory can make such a change; great idea, i wish mine had belt loops, whatever I'm still belting it!

Thu said...

great trench! plus, you've still paired it with black, which looks awesome.

Molly said...

sarah- no, it was seperate, i just decided to switch them :)
thanks for your comments guys x

Bella said...

You look amazing in that color... and the trench was the perfect H&M choice.

xxx

Blicious said...

i love your red coat! SO cute!!

this wheel's on fire said...

i love that RED coat on you! i'm not much for bold colors either...
except every once in a while. by the way, you are so gorgeous!!

Jill said...

I love colours, and definitely need to work on getting more basics into my life, so I'm the opposite and therefore biased, but I think you look amazing in red, and should do so more often!

Noelle said...

how powerful! it make you accept a color that were not habitual. you look pretty! I love.

*Deline said...

what about pastels?

Petra said...

You should definatly wear more red, you look increadible in it!!

You have such beautiful long eyelashes as well. Stunning!

Thank you for your beautiful comment, you are so sweet. I haven't done any modelling before... i'm tempted to try though :)

I'd love to echange links! I have added you to my list xx

jaime said...

aww i totally understand and agree with you! but WOW you look absolutely gorgeous in that red! i LOVEEE it :)

notebookdoodles said...

red looks great on you! but i don't think it would suit me =)

♥sb

Model Whispers said...

Red looks great on you!

Cory K said...

Except colors in your wardrobe, because you look amazing in them. I absolutely adore that coat.

forever & always . cory

giggleness said...

i adore your jacket, it looks fabulous. wear red more :D

Wana said...

i love the red coat! suits ur skin color like whoa! and u shldnt be afraid to wear color! ITS A NEW YEAR!!

Juliet said...

For a girl that doesn't wear color it fits your great.

juliet xxx

The Clothes Horse said...

Pretty coat! I don't think any color can replace black. But red is stunning.

yiqin; said...

I love red. But I think it might be easier to wear black because you don't have to worry about matching colors!!! School sucks. At least you guys have snow days! There is no reason for us to cancel school :(

♥ fashion chalet said...

aw, you made me blush- thank you :)
I simply adore your red trenchcoat!!!

xx

LoveMore said...

oh i love that coat!
i have a similiar one in bright coral! red you can wear with so much more though! get some hot red lippy to match!
xxxx LM

Cate said...

I'm surprised at myself that I sometimes wear bold colours. I like colours, but I have a lot of non-colours in my wardrobe too. I like colours more in patterns than boldly, but I have a red 60s coat that I positively adore.
It's red with black buttons, like your trench, which I think is absolutely amazing and looks great with your black tights. I love black tights. And I've recently re-discovered all black too...
Unfortunately at the moment it's too cold for me to be wearing my red coat.
In short: Great trench! I've never seen a trench in red and it's really beautiful!
Kisses,
Cate

Couture Carrie said...

You look stunning in red!

xoxox,
CC

THE BAT said...

i know i'm like you i beasically wear all black but this coat is gorgeous! you look so good in it! yeah this season is really good. i loved last season but this season is just so good!

Trish said...

Wow, your coat really looks good on you. :)

nycartstyle said...

red is definitely a strong color this season. i think you were very wise in buying this red coat. it looks fabulous.

zorymory said...

yey! greetings for the new color in your palette..I think red suits u very well!:))Love it! The trench as well is great,not only the color:P
People should try new things:P
greetings
x Zory

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dapper kid said...

LOVE the coat, it looks fabulous on you dear!! I guess I'd be the opposite to you really, I will wear just about any colour regardless of how bright or vivid, if it makes me happy :)

Krystal said...

love the red trench!

Marcella said...

Lady-in-red has always been a classic head-turner!!

You must see Twilight too! You might find obsession taking over however afterwards ;) Dont think you will regret it tho!

geri said...

im really into red too! you look fab!

Betsey said...

i love black as well! so so much. and i also LOVE your new red trench- it is so perfect! i would love to exchange links! i will add you to my list right now :)

Taylor said...

i love the jacket, it looks gorgeous on you

brittany said...

i am in LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE with that coat! i've been looking for the perfect red jacket forever.. and you seem to have found it! haha i also love your collage of photos behind you.. i've done that to my room too! and binders and day planners and sketchbook and the list goes onnn
its way too fun!

Eleh said...

what a lovely pop of red!

goabeachresort said...

STUNNING LOOK!! at least you listened my words, you made me happy.

Wish you to join me in red at: Goa