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Monday, 25 September 2017

5 Easy Ways to Wear Intimidating Colours | #fakeituntilyoumakeit LINK UP

5 ways to Wear Any Bold Colour |  Fake Fabulous | Yellow, over 40!

Colour is such a powerful tool.
People assume things about you according to the colours you wear.
{See THIS POST for more details}.

Some colours can instantly transform our mood.

Making us calmer and more relaxed, happy and joyful, energised...or even hungry!

Unfortunately, brighter and bolder shades CAN feel quite overwhelming and intimidating to wear.
Something to be admired on others, but avoided.
We may feel that we stand out too much, or even look foolish.

Yellow is definitely one of those colours!

However, I firmly believe that harder-to-wear colours can be worn by anyone... you just need to break yourself in gently and grow your confidence!

{See lots of Yellow Inspiration HERE}

5 ways to Wear Any Bold Colour |  Fake Fabulous | Yellow, over 40!

5 Ways to GO BOLD with Colour

1. Part of a Pattern

The easiest way to wear your bold colour is part of a pattern.
A Scarf is a brilliant place to start.
You can then move on to a patterned top, dress, or even trousers!
Whatever takes your fancy.

2. A Touch

Wearing your bright colour in a block is a little harder.
A scarf (or other accessory, like a belt/bag/necklace) is a great place to start.
What about bold eyeshadow?
It's easier than you think!

3. Go Halfers

A bold coloured top or jumper is fun to wear BUT if the shade you love is not quite your colour then why not try going bold on your bottom half?
Bright coloured trousers, or a skirt, works beautifully.

4. Go All In

Why stop at halves?
Go all-in and wear your bold shade in the form of a dress or tunic.
Why not?!

5. Clash it!

If you're feeling bold, and ready for more, why not clash your colour with other bold hues?
Go hard or go home!

OVER TO YOU...
Last week my head was turned by the super-cool Liyana.
I love her full-on stripes, cheeky shoes and cute bag.
Right up my style street!
Check out her post HERE.




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  1. So many fabulous examples of colorful looks! I enjoyed reading your tips for ways to embrace wearing colors.

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    1. Thank you Jennie....and thank you for Linking up! XXX

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  2. You are the champion of bold colours - and I get lots of inspiration from your posts, this one no exception! Kx

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  3. You do amazing things with colour Samantha!

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    1. Thank you Gail!
      I can't imagine life without it. XXX

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  4. Excellent tips and fabulous how-to demonstrations for wearing bold colors. Thanks for sharing your styling ideas and for the link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thank you Rena.
      Colour is like an addiction.... starting with a touch and ending up with bold clashes! XXX

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  5. Is there any colour you can't carry off Samantha? xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Hahahaha... thank you Laurie.
      Plenty of colours look awful on me but they're always worth a go :oP
      XXX

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  6. What gorgeous examples of color! Love them all!

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    1. Thank you Amy.
      I chose yellow for these images because it seems to be a favourite at the moment.
      XXX

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  7. Wow! So many awesome colourful outfits! Great tips, Samantha! I might try a bold eyeshadow for something different. I love your yellow eyeshadow! XXX

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    1. It's not scary at all Sasha... I was really surprised!
      XXX

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  8. I adore this post, you've got it spot on - none of these outfits looks summery just perfect for Autumn - bravo!
    Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  9. You really do know how to rock some fabulous color combinations! So many great and inspiring looks.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee!
      I think I'm addicted to it :oP.
      XXX

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  10. You make it look so easy, Samantha!! I love how you incorporate color into almost any outfit!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  11. As a well seasoned lover of bold colour myself your advice is spot on, Samantha... and BOY your colourful outfits make mine look positively dull by comparison!! I *especially* love the red sweater/yellow trousers outfit you're wearing in the your new profile pic. No wonder you chose that one, it's sooooooo striking :)

    Thank you for hosting the link up!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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    1. Thank you Catherine!
      That means a lot coming from such a colour-master.
      I can't wait to get stuck in to some all-red outfits this winter.
      XXX

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  12. I am big on color as you know Sam! Love these looks especially that gorgeous plaid jacket on you.. wow!
    have a wonderful week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Yes Jess!
      You are the perfect canvas for my favourite autumn shades.
      Lucky lady!
      XXX

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  13. I really appreciate your talent with these kinds of instructive and inspirational posts. I think that many women are unfortunately afraid of bold color and never get to feel the joy of wearing colors they love.
    Liyana is so much fun to know and follow not only for her creative stylings but also for her amazing travels. I highly recommend her blog.

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    1. Hi Judy! I noticed your comment as I was typing my comment to Samantha below. You are just too kind, I feel so touched! I really am very glad to have met you and Samantha through blogging <3 <3

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    2. Thank you so much Judy!
      Liyana is uber-cool... and she doesn't even know it (maybe that's what makes her so!)XXX

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  14. Ah, the Queen of Colours herself! This is why I love visiting your blog, Samantha. I love your bold experiments that are not only with colours, but with prints and proportions, too! I know people tend to go with darker, more muted colours in autumn but I just know that you'll still bring your A-game and make all these different bright bold colours be totally autumn-appropriate.

    And, of course, THANK YOU SO MUCH for choosing my post! I am very flattered that you like my outfit post <3

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    1. Thank you Liyana.
      And, it was my pleasure.... loving the stripe overload and cheeky accessories!
      XXX

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  15. You mix colours so well! Love how you style the yellow trousers so many ways.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you Emma.
      Yellow trousers are surprisingly versatile.... although I think I might need to pop a pair of (secret) thermals under them next time I wear them.
      It's a bit chilly here now.
      XXX

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  16. What a great masterclass this is Samantha. If anyone knows about colours it's you. Bold, bright, clashing, colour blocking, they're all just fun and daily fodder for you!

    Anna x

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    1. Hahahahahaha....yes Anna! That sounds perfect to me. XXX

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  17. I'm late to the party, but still enjoying all the good stuff!!
    Great advice, as usual, and lovely comments. I'm a huge fan of yellow color, even if it doesn't flatter me, and I feel encouraged to wear it more frequently!
    besos

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