When Pantone announce their colours of the year I’m not one to go out and start shopping for those particular colours, but when I saw Rose-quartz was up there as one of the ‘it’ colours, I thought that was a colour I could happily get down with, and by get down I mean shop for.
In my eyes Rose-quartz is just a fancy name for blush pink, a colour that I am actually pretty sweet on. Its a great colour that plays well with the other neutrals and can be as bold or subtle as you want it to be.
Having fallen for Equipments silk shirts earlier this year (when I bought the starry print shirt) I fell under their spell once again when the Brett Blouse caught my eye in this pretty blush colour.
Perfect with black, like here, or blue jeans, I love how it lends a sense of opulence to a normal jeans and shirt combo.
The other thing that I wanted to mention was of course Cropped Kickflare jeans.
I am a new fan.
Now, I wear skinny jeans out of necessity rather than love. You see sometimes you just need a skin tight pair of skinny jeans that will fit inside your boots just nicely: dog walks with uggs/wellies especially.
Apart from that though, and I may be flogged at the blog-front for saying this, as they still remain the most popular pair of ladies jeans, but I just don’t love skinny jeans on me all that much.
And quite frankly they don’t love me.
They make me look like I’ve shoe-horned my overly ample hips and bum in to a shape that quite frankly isn’t meant to be. Think carrot shaped, but that carrot as a really bulky top end.
For me and my bodyshape it’s just not the best look.
The past two years I started to branch out more with different shapes and styles, trying wherever to avoid the super skinny jean.
I loved the Eva girlfriend jeans from River Island( which of course, sods law they discontinued), which I still wear on constant rotation. Boyfriend jeans are another firm favourite.
Then this past month I picked up a pair of the ‘they’re-everywhere-right-now’ cropped kick flare jeans…
And I really like them!
Perfect for balancing out generous hips, can be dressed smart or casual (that’ll be Friday’s post) and can be worn with an array of shoes.
I have paired mine with a pair of the sock-boot type shoeage (the ones that go tight to the mid-high ankle) and I really love the silhouette it creates. They also look great with heeled pointed shoes, loafers or flats and mules.
Next month I’m thinking about trying the Mom jeans, again i think they may work well for my pear shape.
Have you tried the Cropped Kickflare?
Or are there any jean shapes that you particularly love?
I have a really special post tomorrow, something that is really important to me, I can’t wait to share it with you, I hope you’ll be able to swing by for a read.