I spent much of my early twenties making ill-advised decisions and have experienced one too many misadventures when it comes to in-your-face prints… This is how I now wear colour and some tips how you can style rust

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When I do wear color, I wear it in a monochromatic way. I tend to steer clear of large colourful prints because they tend to date quickly and I spent much of my early twenties making ill-advised decisions and have experienced one too many misadventures when it comes to in-your-face prints. I now find that block colours and monochromatic pieces are very effortless, easier to wear and a lot more versatile.

Now that we are transitioning into Autumn and cooler temps, finally, here in Australia, I have been introducing warmer, earthier tones into my wardrobe. Burnt orange or rust (it’s hard to tell the difference) is a new and unexpected colour I have been drawn to lately and this jumpsuit hits the spot of effortlessly cool. It’s a standalone piece and it’s fitted in all the right places. I don’t know what it is, and this sounds trivial, but , this outfit instantly boosts my confidence. I think it has something to do with the semi-tailored look.

I am a jumpsuit devotee. 70s inspired pieces are continually making their way into my wardrobe. It’s a subconscious thing as well, I didn’t realise until yesterday that most of the pieces I have bought lately echo the 70s. Maybe I was just born in the wrong era?

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WEARING

Topshop jumpsuit, The Daily Edited Bag and Forever New loafers

STYLING TIPS

  1. I paired this jumpsuit with a pair of neutral coloured loafer and a black bag, to draw the attention back to the jumpsuit and it’s beautiful colour.
  2. Burnt orange isĀ  a statement on its own, so keep your accessories minimal and your shoes and bag colours neutral
  3. The jumpsuit I have featured today is a semi-tailored number, so you can elevate this with heels at night or with loafers / sneakers for a day time look
  4. Add in a cropped t-shirt and sneakers for an “off-duty” look.
  5. Makeup wise, stick with browns and a nude lip.
  6. Gold jewellery looks incredible with burnt orange
  7. I love the contrast of this colour alongside: Denim, white, black, navy, beige,

Author: Ally Carey

Hi, I am Ally, a writer and creative at Substance. I have worked in the fashion industry for 6+ years as a model and now on Substance. Substance is a lifestyle blog about fashion, beauty, health and self-improvement; hoping to inspire you to live a life filled with Substance. For more: @AllyMayCarey

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