Yello! (Already off to a cheesy start, just great)
As you can probably guess from the first word, this post is dedicated to the colour yellow. To me it seems obvious what this colour represents but just to make sure we’re all on the same wave length, let me hold your hands on the yellow brick road to get us there. Yellow is sunshine. It’s bright, it’s jolly, it’s happy. I don’t know why it is that we associate bright colours with happiness and dark ones with sadness, I’m sure there’s some deep psychological meaning behind it but what I do know is that bright colours make me really happy and for now that’s enough for me. The colour yellow quite literally turns my frown upside down. For someone who takes such enjoyment in writing and description, it’s unusual for me to be caught for words but I have no way of describing yellow. It just makes me happy, that’s all I got. It’s just happy.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise then, that I love wearing it. This outfit is all about happiness. Remember La-la from Teletubbies? Well this is her now! That’s the thing about bright colours, I think a lot of the time we associate them with children. As children we tend to be drawn to bright colours and loud noises, I guess this is our way of figuring out our senses but regardless the point is, we always seem to be put in colourful clothing. It’s just the “done” thing for kids. Then as people get older, it’s almost like the colour in their fashion sense begins to fade with age. Suddenly the cool kid dress code is a plain white top and jeans, and colour remains with the next generation of children. And there’s nothing wrong with this, I can appreciate a plain Jane anymore than the next woman, but what is it with people being scared of a splash of colour? I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea, I’m really not slashing minimalistic white and black tones, nothing beats a classic LBD. My problem with these complacent colours isn’t with the colours itself but rather with the motive of the people wearing them. The way I see it is, personally, if I want to go on a night out and I want to look nice enough to get noticed but not attract too much attention I will wear something minimalistic. Basically I’ll wear something similar to what the majority of other girls wear because it will provide me with the security of social acceptance before I have even left the house. I’m not wearing it because I’ve any major love for the outfit in question but because it eliminates the possibility of walking into a room and getting queer looks because people don’t approve of it. So my question is: if I think like this on occasion, then how many girls think like this on a regular basis? How many girls are wearing outfits out of the desire to fit in rather than because they genuinely like them? How many girls have an entirely different fashion sense to what they actually wear, but refrain from expressing it out of fear of negative attention?
Fashion is a platform to express yourself. If you love the colour pink than why not try and incorporate it into your look? So what if everyone else is wearing black. Stand out, it’s not a bad thing. This applies to everything, not just the childish stigma surrounding bright clothes. If you like patterns or weird hair colours or whatever else your heart desires than don’t wait another second, go for it. I know theres a risk of rejection or being the topic of conversation but one thing Ive learned is that people will always find something to talk about. Whether you’re following the crowd or not, you’re at risk of criticism so you may as well get criticised for something you care about. Just do you hun.
Okay so back to buí (for anyone who doesn’t speak Irish here’s your lesson of the day, buí = yellow).
So as I was saying bright colours can often be avoided by people out of fear of rejection as they seem to hold tight associations with children more so than adults. As you’ve probably noticed I welcome bright colours with open arms, in fact they’re mostly all I wear. In this outfit I wore an all yellow self proclaimed two-piece. Although the yellows in the skirt and top are two different shades, I think they blend really well together and the off balance in yellow tones makes for a really nice finish to the look.
Now for the STOCAÍÍÍÍ !!! (Word #2: stocaí = socks).
I have been so excited to show off these socks. I wanted to get my hands on a pair for so long and I finally bit the bullet and splashed the cash because I simply could not go another day without them in my life. These are of course the Unif banana socks from their collection of fruit socks. I just think they’re the perfect fun addition to an outfit. They’re totally childish but hey, that’s what fashions all about. It’s suppose to be fun so live a little, wear bananas on your socks!
I was really uncertain about how the beret would look with my fringe but I was quite happy with how it turned out and I loved how it pulled the outfit together and gave it a French twist. The beret trend is one which I have admittedly fallen head over heels for, I think berets are the perfect addition to any outfit and would love to see more people giving this trend a taste.
Finally, the makeup choice was on a bit of a whim. If haute couture models can do it then why can’t I? You know what they say – fake it till you make it!
Honestly you’re gonna be sick to death of my blog because every post is gonna have some inspirational message about self expression incorporated into it – I mean technically I did warn you in my opening post. But seriously, I’m going to keep saying it because the more you read it and say it out loud to yourself the more you’re gonna start to believe it. You’re gonna believe that being yourself is the only way to be. Be true to yourself. Love yourself. Do you. x