INDIAN SUMMER

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Indian Summer

Autumn. What to wear in autumn? Can we use nature’s changing colour scheme and incorporate its vibrant autumnal colours into our wardrobes?

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Today’s post is inspired by one of my favourite plants – dahlia. I always plant dahlias because they never fail to amaze with their flowers so this year I bought many varieties to add even more texture, colour and shape to my garden. In the past, I would choose varieties of dahlias with shades of pink, cream and red, but this year I was actually, and surprisingly to myself, drawn to shades of orange. I would not normally go for orangey and yellowish colour palette in the past, but this year something has changed – I have got a feeling I am getting old…or…more open (?), perhaps.

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Today’s outfit – entirely inspired by colour palette as seen in the images above. Rich shades of yellow and orange look great at this time of the year as daylight’s intensity is changing, hence colors such as red, yellow or orange look more pronounced and rich at this time of the year. I thought I could give it a go and match orange with yellow and, personally, I think it looks great. If the dahlia in the image above looks great, why can’t my outfit? I know that some of you will say it is too much, but I really do not care. I am just giving you options.

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I chose two pairs of troursers for my outfit. Both colours of the trousers match the grey blazer and orange jumper really well. They both look great with the jumper on its own – as a more casual, relaxed look and as a more formal one when the blazer is on. The only problem with the two options you have, is whether you are ‘brave’ enough to wear any of these two sets as your ‘normal’ everyday outfit to work or when meeting a friend.

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I know that most of you who work for big corporations are restricted to wearing dark suits, but I am sure there is a possibility of injecting some happy colours into your outfit. What about a tie, shirt, lapel-pin or socks? I am sure you can be more adventurous.

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