Colour Up A Grey Winter Day!

What do you do when winter seems to be lasting forever? Add some colour to shake off the blues or should I say greys!

Spring came early for me with this outfit. The weather warmed up just enough for me to pull out my newly tailored Ankara print pencil skirt. I saw the fabric and knew I could make it come alive, so I bought 2 metres to experiment with. I think I will be buying more of the fabric. After much thought, I decided on a simple pencil skirt, because you really can't go wrong with that!

At first, I wasn't sure how to style this skirt. You know I'm not one to add black and call it a day. When an item has lots of colours and you are at a loss at how to style it, pick one of the many colours and play it up. I picked the most obscure colour in this skirt. If you look closely, you can see the mustard yellow.

It helped that I already had the jacket and beads to pair with it perfectly. (You would never guess where I got the yellow beads... Watoto African Children's Choir came to my church, they had some hand made merchandise for sale and this yellow beauty caught my eye!) Of course you can always add black, but where is the fun in that?

The outfit was pulled together to look more classy with a black lace peplum top, black earrings and neutral peep toes with a bow detail. Actually I also have a yellow pair of sandals but that would have been overkill. Hopefully you get to see the sandals soon, they look like I have more fun than I really do. It's okay to have fun with your style sometimes. Life is too short to wear boring clothes and shoes.

After it's all said and done, it doesn't matter what you wear. It matters how you wear it. All the most expensive clothes in the world mean nothing without your confidence. So as always, wear confidence on your sleeves!

Styling an African print pencil skirt

Jacket: 4 years old!

Skirt: My creation

Shoes: Steve Madden from Winners

Yellow beads: Watoto African Children's Choir

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