Today I’m going to be talking about my favourite colour. Red! And more specifically, my red trouser suit.
I fell in love with the colour ever since I started wearing red lipstick on a regular basis. I just love how it looks. It’s rare you’ll see me not wearing some element of it in an outfit. It’s such a bold and sassy colour and I always feel great when I’m wearing red.
A few months ago, I was browsing my local Primark store and discovered this red suit, I immediately had to have it. I’ve worn suits before but never one so bold and out there. As I was walking out, buzzin with my latest buy, I had a slight dread of, oh no I’m either gonna look like Santa or a Butlins team member. I am usually really confident in my purchases so it was a bit odd to be doubting myself. Safe to say, after a few minutes of outfit planning in my head, this fear soon disappeared.
I like how versatile I can make this suit. It’s so easy for me to wear and I always feel really comfortable when wearing it.
For daytime or casual looks, I can layer it up with jumpers and shirts, usually wearing converse or trainers for a more laid back vibe. I also love to incorporate my signature slogan and band t shirts into my suit wearing, that usually adds an extra pop to an already bold outfit.
I’ve also worn it on a night out with a simple black crop top, clutch and heels. This is something a bit different to your standard dress and heels combo and I’d encourage anyone to experiment with wearing suits. You don’t necessarily have to go for red if that’s not your thing. There are plenty of more subtle prints and colours on the high street at the moment to try.
Another fab thing about owning a suit is that there are no rules. You don’t have to always wear it together, there’s so many outfits to play with when using the pieces as separates.
I’ve wear the trousers more often than I wear the full suit actually. Usually with a denim or leather jacket. They are such a good fit and go with so many pieces in my wardrobe. The blazer I can wear with skirts and jeans. So you’re not only buying one outfit, you can literally create so many different combinations.
Speaking of combinations, one that I love to wear is red with any kind of animal print. I just think they look great together. On their own they already make a really bold statement so wearing them together just creates such a winning look.
I really enjoy wearing bold colours and prints because it’s always fun to style and come up with new outfits to wear. Red is always my go to colour when shopping for clothes. I think I may have a slight obsession developing, as a lot of my clothes are on the red scale now. And on the subject of suits, I’ve just bought a leopard print trouser suit so keep your eyes peeled for an inevitable post about that one.
Thanks for reading!
(Photography by The Unidentified Rocker and myself)