Cobalt – a chemical element with the atomic number of 27 or a cool blue colour. Strangely enough though, this colour like its name evokes energy, movement… electricity. Even warmth. In fashion, the colour has been around for a while and for us Oriental ladies it is a great shade to wear. Actually scratch that … for any lady to wear. I have not seen one lady wearing cobalt who does not look good and hey its definitely more interesting than wearing a black dress. The colour just seems to brighten the complexion so for us sallow complexion ladies…(like me it is a blessing).
As I am in an adventurous mode, I stepped away from the safe zone of a LCD (little cobalt dress…I have a gorgeous one from local label What the Frock? but wanted to push it and show the current trend of matchy matchy tops and bottoms. I found a great pants and tops set from Marks & Spencer (warning the trousers are stretchy but can be very tight fitting!!) A word of warning here, check out the size above your normal size just in case as it might be a better fit. No camel toe please!
COBALT COORDS… This makes for a great change from a cobalt dress or even a trouser suit. The top is smart enough and the trousers are sleek enough to look professional for work….
Excited for New Work Wear Options!! Go Bold Go Blue Go Cobalt!
Another word of warning, with slim fitting trousers such as these and in such a bright colour, make sure you do not have the bottoms too long for you. Ideally they should skim the ankles or just cover the ankles otherwise you have a lot of material in excess and fold ups do not help maintain the silhouette!
Does my BUM look big? Simple accessories such as these sleek heels and my MISCHA black and white tote adds structure and balance to such a loud colourful piece…
With a top like this…do not do what I did, forget to tie the belt and pay attention to it. This is definitely a DON’T shot as you can see that the belt half tied makes an otherwise polished look look sloppy…
My intention was to keep hair and accessories sleek to counterbalance my colourful clothing and also keep it work appropriate.
My hair (as you might have noticed) recently got cut and I have been wearing it curly. However, for this shoot, I thought it would be nice to see how my new cut styles up when straightened. I tried out the new GHD Platinum and they are awesome. Hair was shiny and also easy to straighten. Check them out (though they are pricey at around HK$2,500 per pop but much better than ruining your hair with cheaper imitations as my friend says…hair you wear with you every day!). My bucket bag is from local favourite MISCHA and it really is a great city bag. I put pretty much everything in it!! I grabbed it in the warehouse sales but check out her current offerings to get something just as good.)
This MISCH Bucket Bag has been a perfect city bag…
Unfortunately or well fortunately for me, I got these awesome sleek heels from Badgley Mischka at a garage sale but here is a pair from Pedro Garcia’s Fall 2015 collection which would be a great alternative.
Pedro Garcia Heels from Fall 2015 collection. Check here for stockists.
And one final thing…the COBALT COORDS!! Yes they are from Marks & Spencer and you can get them in store or go online.
A big THANK YOU to Marks & Spencer for the outfit and of course to my boo Bryant Lee for the photographs. http://www.bryantleee.com!