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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

OOTD feat. Topshop | Colour Confidence Challenge


Polka-dot scrunchie* // Topshop
Blue wrap front bralet* // Topshop
White 'Jamie' jeans* // Topshop
Longline throw-on black coat* // Topshop
'Heavenly' silver wedges* // Topshop

Dove recently contacted me to join them in their Colour Confidence Challenge in collaboration with fashion designer Olivia Rubin; Dove recently tested their popular Invisible Dry Deodorant on over 100 colours and it has been proven to leave 0 marks behind! The challenge was to inject more colour into my wardrobe, instead of the usual blacks and greys most women tend to opt for out of routine and habit - we all know I'm prone to wear black 99.9% of the time so I was equally excited and a tad nervous to take part!
It has been proven that colours can affect your mood, especially your confidence; for me personally, I wore a lot of colour as a teen and right up until last year, technically. However, I feel like "me" in mostly black. I was given £200 to spend on Topshop's website and I was encouraged to step outside of my comfort zone when choosing pieces. I feel at my most confident in black so opting for anything of a luminous or bright nature just wasn't in the horizon for me; I spent a good few hours browsing the site and looking at coloured pieces that I'd still feel comfortable in.
I chose a baby blue bralet, white jeans and metallic shoes; not the most "out there" of colourful outfits but a change from all-black nonetheless and still fitting to my own style and preferences; opting for pastels and/ or metallics is an easy way to start experimenting with colour if you tend to wear mostly dark shades. They're less intimidating and tend to go well with black anyway! I couldn't resist this oversized jacket to tie everything in also - it screams The Cure to me, I love it! The bright fuschia lipstick finishes the look off and again, it's a great way to incorporate colour into a look without stepping outside the door dressed as a rainbow on legs.
You can upload a photo of yourself taking on the Colour Confidence Challenge here, to be in a chance of winning a bespoke capsule collection by Olivia Rubin herself! Ditch the gothic robes at once so folks..


16 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous!!! Finally a deodorant that doesn't leave marks!

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  2. You look lovely! Basically all I wear is black, grey and white but I have started wearing a bit more colour now that summer is here!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  3. cool location :)
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  4. You look absolutely beautiful in these colours, love the outfit too <3

    Adventures of an Anglophile

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  5. Love this look, I'm the same though, if an outfit it's mostly black I really don't feel that comfortable <3

    The Quirky Queer

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  6. Soooo gorgeous, loev your hair styled up like that xx

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  7. You look fab! The coat and bralet are gorgeous. I live in dark colours, but this has inspired me to inject more colour into my wardrobe.
    Katie x
    planet-blossom.blogspot.com

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  8. You look amazing! The bralet is quickly becoming a staple in my wardrobe. haha. Great look! And Dove are right - that invisible dry deodorant is great!

    XO, G from grace'd

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  9. That overcoat and bralet is life <3
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  10. I now see why you were so chuffed with this post last night it looks fab. Do love the pop of colour but still can't help love the black blazer/jacket black for life hahaha

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  12. mm the crop top is beaut x

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