Friday, February 11, 2011

Black and Beige can be interesting too...

Maybe I'll dig out a picture one day but I used to wear a brown and beige uniform to primary school. Brown blazer, beige blouse, brown and gold tie, brown tights and the pièce de résistance, a brown felt hat. Yup, that's a whole lotta brown, it's therefore unsurprising that I wear very little brown these days. So despite being adverse to my old school uniform colours, I noticed to my surprise that if I swapped the black for brown in this outfit, it would be my exact school uniform colour palette. To top it all off, I noticed that this striped shirt I'm wearing is scarily close to the striped dress that was my uniform in the summer (with a straw boater and brown ribbon no less!). Still, there definitely isn't any brown in this outfit.

Not that my primary school life was particularly scarring but I've consciously stayed away from these colour combinations in the past because no one likes to feel like they're wearing school uniform. I'm sure I'm not the only one who makes these kind of colour connections, so are there any colours that you guys usually avoid too?
Black and Beige can be interesting too
Black&Beige and Scarf
Black&Beige detail
Blouse (H&M) Striped top, Skirt, Scarf (Topshop) Boots (Blowfish)
I always seem to end posts like these with random pictures but I'm loving glittery nail polishes at the moment and this Accessorize colour in Aztec (£4) is no exception. It's not quite as glittery as some of my other polishes but I'm pretty keen on this shade. It reminds me of oil because of it's two tone quality.
Accessorize nail polish
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63 comments

  1. Loe what your wearing, the skirt and top are so pretty and totally not uniform like. I've had some awful uniforms. Primary school wasn't too bad, white shirt, grey skirt and red and white checked summer dress but secondary school was terrible - yellow and white checked shirts and grey, horrid!!


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  2. AW Winnie, I like your new picture on the side that you changed! :) You look very pretty in the pictures! like that outfit is *pretty*, very girly very twirly very soft very cute and pretty! :) :)
    I don't really have any colour that I speciically avoid, but grey just doesn't really look good at me, though I love it but whenever I try it on, i'm like 'yea, Now i remember why i never wear it!:P '

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  3. That's a really cute outfit, i love the double shirt/blouse layering, works really well!
    I always feel the same when wearing black and navy, but considering those are the staple colours in my wardrobe maybe I secretly loved wearing my uniform!? haha

    - darwin xxx

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  4. Am absolutely loving your skirt. I want. Vicky x

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  5. Is that a sheer blouse over a striped shirt? I think that's kind of genius!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  6. Really like this outfit and that is such a pretty nail polish!

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  7. love your top..
    too cute!! =)

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  8. that skirt and shirt look like they were made for each other!
    you put them together wonderfully :)

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  9. I love the color combination you're wearing! I didn't have a uniform so there's nothing that I tend to avoid, although I do try to stay away from top to toe black :)

    Leia

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  10. you've just reminded me I've not used my bottle of Aztec in a while!

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  11. wow u look so good!
    amazing hair, I love it

    kisses from behind blue eyes <3

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  12. I love black and beige combination, so I feel so sorry about your problems with brown colors :(
    Your outfit is amazing, I really love it!
    -Nico-

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  13. I'm still too scared to try and wear brown, I always know where I stand with black!

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  14. A brown uniform sounds much better than the checked green one we had!! At least there was no tie involved with us though...

    But the colour combination you've worn looks great. Absolutely love the skirt!

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  15. I absolutely adore this outfit! It is definitely much more chic than any school uniform I've ever seen! School uniforms can totally put you off colours for life though- after 5 years of bottle green I almost never touch the colour!

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  16. interesting indeed <3 so cute!

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  17. Liking the combo Winnie! I don't have particular colour connections but I really try to avoid red (apart from wine/maroon hues), I don't know why! It's weird because being Chinese, red is a lucky colour =S It is always looks good on other people like you, for example, but me? No, no, no!>_<

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  18. You look SO beautiful, that colour combo is so good on you! Your aversion to brown is so funny (but undestandable).. I have a little of the same problem with royal blue... but your uniform seems so cute! I remember when I went to England, seeing the little kids in their cute uniforms was a blast :)

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  19. Such a pretty outfit, I really love it. My school uniforms have mostly been grey, which I don't wear much of now. I avoid oranges and yellows as they are a bit bright for me.
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  20. You look so lovely! Flippy skirts really suit you.
    That nail varnish is amazing. I love the iridescent two-tone effect. I used to have a pen at primary school the same colour(s)!

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  21. Love this combination, rather elegant! I seem to be subconsciously attracted to the tartan on my school uniform as I have a shirt and the lining of my coat has the exact same pattern! Arrrgh! I think I can bear it though as so much time has passed. Colourwise, I'm not really into pink and orange, maybe only in small doses or within a print. I think I need to see these school uniform pictures!

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  22. That's such a pretty skirt & I love the scarf <3

    For years I avoided wearing purple which was my favourite colour until high school overloaded me with it not only was the uniform purple but the whole damn school was painted purple, purple walls, purple carpets purple freakin books!!! I think it's only in the past year my love for purple has returned and I'm quite happy to wear it again xoxo

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  23. such a cute outfit! your skirt is the loveliest thing!

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  24. I STILL can't wear navy blue and white together without getting flashbacks! Love your outfit ;)

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  25. this is a really cute outfit! i think you paired both colours really well. we had burgundy sweaters for out uniform! i think you had a nicer colour for your uniform.. at least it was neutral :P

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  26. Love the skirt!

    Thanks for the blog comment, I'd love if you followed! :o)

    -Samantha

    http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

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  27. Look so pretty! I really love this outfit, especially the skirt! Lovely. x

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  28. You always look so adorable. that nail color is PERFECT

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  29. i want a circle scarf like that! the only one have i have is the cloth one from american apparel and that's getting old -x- plus, i don't own any beige scarfs yet so this is def something i''ll be looking for next hehe

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  30. Winnie I have so much love for this outfit! I've heard so much about this polish, I think I need to add it to my collection

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  31. omg what a weird and wonderful nail colour! and i love the skirt so much :( and i love the post title font!

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  32. I love your skirt, Winnie. It reminds me of Sailor Moon which can only be rad rad rad.

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  33. your style is so cute! I love it!

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  34. Super cute outfit. Have a great V-day weekend.

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  35. cute :) love the skirt. if your uniform was anything like that then you were lucky ;) i had a dreadful murky brown-green running throughout jumper/skirt/sports underwear (yes really).

    long time no speak, hope you're doing wonderfully :)

    xxx

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  36. I love your skirt so much. you're so cute <33

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  37. oh i think this is one of my fav outfits of yours, i love black & beige, it's such a classy combination.

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  38. oh winnie! this is SO right! really cute but cheeky too :) so excited to meet you :) xx

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  39. I have never had a school uniform -so I don't have any traumas about any colors like that. I think your outfit looks really cute here!

    Juliet xxx

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  40. i looove this outfit! the top and the skirt are both awesome pieces. i used to avoid pink, but verrry gradually over the last several years, it has been sneaking into my wardrobe. and i'm ok with it (:

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  41. The school uniform effect is quite weird isn't it? I avoided navy and forest green for years for exactly that reason. The black/beige combo deffo suits you though

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  42. hi darling!
    you look so cute! what a nice outfit.
    when are you coming to London next week- and how long will you be staying?
    hope you're having a great weekend
    xx

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  43. Winnie! You are too cute, this outfit is gorgeous on you and I seriously need that nail varnish.

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  44. Winnie you look great here.
    Love the skirt and shirt combo, nicely put together!

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  45. oh! wow! the skirt is sooooo cute!!!
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  46. Hi my dear-a gorgeous outfit choice, the skirt and scarf are really lovely pieces! xx

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  47. When I was a kid, my mother made me wear a pair of stiff and noisy navy cords from the Gap. I haven't had a good relationship with navy since then!

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  48. The blouse is so lovely on you - love that sheer look. xx

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  49. perfect color combination! a little bit lolita, but i love the blouse and skirt combo here :) you have a lovely blog, happy valentine's day!

    love, M
    match.box.muse

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  50. This outfit is so so pretty, if your uniform was like this but brown it must have been pretty cool!
    Also the nail varnish is just lovely

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  51. I love this skirt on you, suits you prefectly. So girly! I have just had my nails done at WAH nails so am totally nail obsessed again and am going to have to get that colour you are wearing - it is amazing!!

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  52. I completely adore that skirt!
    so cute :)

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  53. Black and Beige are great colours! Great outfit!

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  54. I really love that blouse you're wearing, and that nail varnish looks bloody excellent! I have one a bit like it from Topshop but this looks a lot more 2 tone. Will have to have a look at Accesorize's other colours as I have one from there (won in a competition) and it's amazing.
    Looking forward to seeing you at LFW! xx

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  55. cute outfit! <3xx, you're very excellent in clothing matching :)

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  56. Such a sweet outfit ! I usually avoid red.. because I have green eyes and I feel like it looks so bad when I wear a red t shirt. A little bit weird but hey :)

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