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Bring back the colour !!

I must be getting old (and/or hippyish)...

Where has all the colour gone? We are blessed with good eyesight and beautiful colours and we dress in boring blue/gray/black etc. The weather is gray enough so why can't we be more adventurous with our clothes?

If I turn up tomorrow in the office wearing colours people think I'm mad, but I might just do it anyway. Bring back colour !!
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Old 20.01.2011, 14:34
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I must be getting old (and/or hippyish)...

Where has all the colour gone? We are blessed with good eyesight and beautiful colours and we dress in boring blue/gray/black etc. The weather is gray enough so why can't we be more adventurous with our clothes?

If I turn up tomorrow in the office wearing colours people think I'm mad, but I might just do it anyway. Bring back colour !!
Go for it!

I am happy to be (ish) still and love colour / color (the latter spelling variant is especially for LIB who thinks Brits can't spell proper ). Ignored the "getting old" part.
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Old 20.01.2011, 14:41
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I must be getting old (and/or hippyish)...
Alternatively you work in banking.

Although I entirely agree with your position (indeed, I usually wear colourful items), I am not quite sure what your post/thread is about in a kinda "speak for yourself kinda way".
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You don't like the female clones who walk around in exactly the same clothes, long black hair, black boots, skin tight black jeans and a nice black top to top it off.

Yuck, I'm with you, colour it up!!!
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Old 20.01.2011, 15:06
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Ignored the "getting old" part.
I wish I could, unfortunately I'm constantly reminded of it. Let's start a colour revolution...
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Old 20.01.2011, 15:08
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Alternatively you work in banking.

Although I entirely agree with your position (indeed, I usually wear colourful items), I am not quite sure what your post/thread is about in a kinda "speak for yourself kinda way".
Maybe I just want people to prove me wrong and tell me about their 'colourful' lives and inspire me to break out from the crowd. I'm sure there are braver souls out there than me...
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Old 20.01.2011, 15:12
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I must be getting old (and/or hippyish)...

Where has all the colour gone? We are blessed with good eyesight and beautiful colours and we dress in boring blue/gray/black etc. The weather is gray enough so why can't we be more adventurous with our clothes?

If I turn up tomorrow in the office wearing colours people think I'm mad, but I might just do it anyway. Bring back colour !!
Oh well there are always the Union Jack boxers to brighten up the place.
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Old 20.01.2011, 15:18
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Maybe I just want people to prove me wrong and tell me about their 'colourful' lives and inspire me to break out from the crowd. I'm sure there are braver souls out there than me...
OK, here goes: I am wearing a blue skirt (OK, nothing exciting), a YELLOW shirt, and when I go out this afternoon I will put on my BRIGHT ORANGE and NAVY jacket with the SILVER REFLECTIVE stripes. My other half says it makes me look like a sexy railway worker but I am like, no, this is totally a 1970s SPACE PRINCESS look.

Oooh and my hair grip thingy is black... yeaaah, you got it, I'm mixing NAVY and BLACK today. How's that for edgy and fashion forward? I am so sharp I should come with a warning label, me.



...that inspiration enough for ya?

edit: just realized the OP is likely male. I am a bit slow today. Stick to black and grey please, OP, my 70s space princess look probably would not suit you at all.
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Old 20.01.2011, 15:18
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Re: Bring back the colour !!

You need to get into Nu-Rave, I know they say the scene is over, but that could mean it's only just about to arrive here in Switzerland.
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Old 20.01.2011, 15:21
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If I turn up tomorrow in the office wearing colours people think I'm mad, but I might just do it anyway. Bring back colour !!
Go for it!

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Old 20.01.2011, 15:33
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Re: Bring back the colour !!

The thing is, if everyone dressed in colour, you wouldn't stand out now, would you?

Let everyone else muddle along in their greys, blacks and whites, and you bring the colour...
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Old 20.01.2011, 16:03
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OK, here goes: I am wearing a blue skirt (OK, nothing exciting), a YELLOW shirt, and when I go out this afternoon I will put on my BRIGHT ORANGE and NAVY jacket with the SILVER REFLECTIVE stripes.
Spoilsport

There's no point me making this evening's heavy breathing phone call now.
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Old 20.01.2011, 16:04
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You don't like the female clones who walk around in exactly the same clothes, long black hair, black boots, skin tight black jeans and a nice black top to top it off.

Yuck, I'm with you, colour it up!!!
The problem is they don't give us much choice in the stores.... Black, grey, white and color of the year: Purple...
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Re: Bring back the colour !!

let's start a colour revolution
I was suprised that wearing a red coat in Switzerland would illicit so many stares and confused looks from the general public.. tomorrow I might be tempted into my turquoise ear muffs to complete my 'crazy foreigner' appearance
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Old 20.01.2011, 17:46
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You need to get into Nu-Rave, I know they say the scene is over, but that could mean it's only just about to arrive here in Switzerland.
! This Nu-Rave is definitely a yoof thing (loved the colours though).

Can't beat WoodStock however . . . *sigh*

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Old 20.01.2011, 20:19
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I was suprised that wearing a red coat in Switzerland would illicit so many stares and confused looks from the general public.. tomorrow I might be tempted into my turquoise ear muffs to complete my 'crazy foreigner' appearance
You must be particularly gorgeous or you pay more attention to others as both DH & I wear red coats (not at the same time mind) in CH in the winter. Mine is wool 3/4 length "dressy" type & his is a sporty ski type jacket & I never noticed anyone stare. I do usually wear black clothes exclusively except for coats, jackets, shoes. I've been wearing black for so long I feel weird wearing other colors.
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Old 20.01.2011, 20:34
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The problem is they don't give us much choice in the stores.... Black, grey, white and color of the year: Purple...
Absolutely! It's been so boring. Just a hint of dark forest green, midnight blue. The only colours being powder, beige, nude and white
I think the esprit shop had only one bright red long-sleeve top in their range this season )

I can't wait for summer.
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Old 20.01.2011, 21:23
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Re: Bring back the colour !!

I was at Migros today when in the parking garage I spotted a guy who made me feel like home again. He was dressed in a red jacket, blue basketball shorts with flip flops on his feet. Yes, in this weather. I said to myself "bless his shorts, he must be from the States". And lo behold, he was. Totally made my day!
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Old 20.01.2011, 22:47
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OK, here goes: I am wearing a blue skirt (OK, nothing exciting), a YELLOW shirt, and when I go out this afternoon I will put on my BRIGHT ORANGE and NAVY jacket with the SILVER REFLECTIVE stripes. My other half says it makes me look like a sexy railway worker but I am like, no, this is totally a 1970s SPACE PRINCESS look.

Oooh and my hair grip thingy is black... yeaaah, you got it, I'm mixing NAVY and BLACK today. How's that for edgy and fashion forward? I am so sharp I should come with a warning label, me.



...that inspiration enough for ya?

edit: just realized the OP is likely male. I am a bit slow today. Stick to black and grey please, OP, my 70s space princess look probably would not suit you at all.
I may still go for it anyway, the fact that I'm wearing a skirt may stop people noticing the colours!
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Old 20.01.2011, 22:57
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*looks at self*

black dress, black tights, black cardigan

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