Ella Mag’s editor Samantha has always wanted to try colour but she’s been too afraid to try. Until now.
For years my dress-code has been black, black and more black.
The only items in my wardrobe that are not black are my jeans (and I’ve even got a couple of black pairs of those too).
However, it may surprise you I’ve not actually been a fan of wearing black for a while. In fact after having my daughter three years ago I’ve made a decision to steer myself away from black. My guess is that shopping for a toddler girl has brought out my inner ‘girlie’ and I no longer want to blend into the wallpaper or look like a jumped up fashionista. But nor do I want to make a fool of myself with garish colours that might upset colleagues/other mums/my family.
I’ve been looking for a chance to add some brights into my wardrobe – without spending large amounts of cash. Last autumn I kept a copy of the Boden catalogue because I particularly wanted a pair of brightly coloured skinny jeans. I didn’t have the money to treat myself but kept looking at the picutres all the same.
So when I saw these pink jeans in Tesco – I had to buy them. I’ve bought the odd item of clothing from Florence and Fred. To be honest Tesco clothes don’t last that long – and as you already know we at Ella favour vintage clothes because they are not only well made but they also mean we can do our bit to help the planet.
Now I’m not going to do the whole hog with the bright thing, not yet, but I do have my eye on an orange long-sleeved top, which I’m hoping will be reduced in the sale.
So for the moment my pink jeans will be worn with my faded Madonna Top Shop t-shirt, Jesire beige rain mac (see vintage article for details) and teamed with Jigsaw cowboy boots (bought in 2004 and still going strong).
And here goes, 41 years old and my first pink jeans… Let us know what brights you are wearing this spring!