What colours don’t you wear? Olive green for Winter – who knew?!

What colours don’t you wear? Are there some hues that wouldn’t rate a second glance?

Mine are (and generally in this order) brown, yellow, orange, beige and most shades of green. It’s no hard and fast rule, it’s simply that I don’t like them, in particular the colour orange. I really, really don’t like it!

Bottle green was my school uniform colour and to this day, I have never bought an item of clothing in that colour. It has extended to most shades of green, except for say soft mint or maybe pistachio. I have admired from afar a deep emerald woollen coat but never tried it on, and I own an olive green military style anorak. But if you opened up my wardrobe, it’s not a colour you would see.

So, I’m standing in the queue for the change room at Savers recently, which just so happens to be next to the racks of women’s coats. I saw the lapel of this trench before I pulled it out, thinking, ‘Hmmm, that trench looks interesting, got a sort of 70s vibe going on.’ My eyes travelled down the sleeve to the button which looked a nice contrast to the olive green.

I got a couple more spots closer to the change room and decided as I was already going to try things on, I may as well grab the coat and see what happens. As it turned out, it was the only thing I bought that day, from a handful of other carefully selected clothes, all of which went back to the return rack.

Now that I’m enjoying seeing how it works with my wardrobe, I might just consider investing in a coat of the same colour I could wear for years to come.

Have you ever been surprised by trying on a new colour?

What I’m wearing:
Aviators: I seriously cannot remember where they’re from! Just cheapies.
Trench: Savers
Blouse: Seed Heritage
Jeans: Mavi ‘Gold Collection’  style is ‘Alexa’
Heels: DV by Dolce Vita leopard print
Gold bangles: Bought on my travels to Abu Dhabi and the chain bracelet I found at Savers. Olive green trench coat, more on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Olive green trench coat, more on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Olive green trench coat, more on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Olive green trench coat, more on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Olive green trench coat, more on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Olive green trench coat, more on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Leopard print heels, more on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

  • Kate

    Tutti-frutti for me! Or anything fluoro…

  • Love you in that coat 🙂

  • Sophie ♥

    That green trench suits you so well! I love it. Green is one of the colours I avoid too because it was the colour of my house at school and we had to wear it every sports day-forced fashion is never fun haha.

  • Jeannie C

    I would say brown as that was the tone I was condemned to wear for six years at school

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