In the spirit of blog posts about colour therapy (see Shirley B. Eniang’s post about her Colour Therapy Lookbook and Alma’s about Dealing In Colour), I decided to make this post about that, colour. Just before I sat down to write this post, I checked out Alma’s post and then subsequently ventured into Shirley B’s and thought it was perfect for this post, channeling some brightness into your life by wearing colour.
We’re getting into winter here in Cape Town and I desperately wanted to replace the usual dull winter style with some colour, to put me in the right cheerful mood and also brighten the dour streets of Cape Town (it’s always so much fun walking to work dressed like this. It’s a bit difficult dealing with the stares in heels – I swear I’m not bragging – because Capetonians are quite conservative, you usually don’t find ‘extremely-fashion-conscious‘ women strutting through the streets). The streets needed all the gorgeousness of colour and I summoned up courage and headed out.
I made this coat some time last year, made with Harris Tweed with welt pockets on either side and a round neck, it was my first time making a proper coat and it took me about 3 weeks, including time taken for work (Monday – Friday) and falling ill also, but in the end it was perfect, I was totally proud of the outcome. It definitely still is one of my favourite coats and it’ll always be. I undoubtedly intend to include more colour in my wardrobe from now on, summer or winter ;).
Coat in Harris Tweed: TMId
Flare Leg Pants: TMId
T-Shirt: Mr Price
Photo credit: Gege