Colour challenge: three ways to wear colour

If you’re feeling a bit fed up then fear not! Let me take this opportunity to boost your mood with my simple colour tips. Consider it a dose of some TLC!

Wearing colour has such a profound impact. Not just upon how you look (eg. brighter, younger, tired, youthful) but also how you feel and your mood. Trust me; it really can help to boost your mood and those around you too.

Maybe you had your ‘colours done’ (aka had a colour analysis consultation) in the past. Perhaps you have absolutely no idea what I’m banging on about. Or, are you up for experimenting with something new? Whatever your reasons, why not get involved and give these a try?

I’ve put together three simple ways and methods of introducing colour or adding colour in what you wear.

My only rule (well it’s not really a ‘rule’, just advice I give all the time: choose a shade of colour that you know makes you feel good on the inside. (I’m all for looking good on the outside, but it’s that feeling good bit I recommend you focus on).

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1. Colour Pop

Colours by Ell sneakers This is the easiest way to start experimenting with colour. So, if you’re either not used to wearing colour at all, or you fancy trying something new then this one is for you.

Think of this more as adding a splash of colour to your outfit.

Choose just one colour to wear on it’s own as a method of injecting some colour to your outfit.

Most importantly, it could be anything! Perhaps a top, a bag, shoes, socks, earrings, a hat or even a scarf. Any colour you like as you’re simply going for a ‘pop’!

Here I am wearing a pair of Sneakers from Colours by Ell who stock a range of shoes and colours available to suit your colouring type.


2. Column of colour

Colour columnYour next challenge is wearing just one colour this time from top to toe. It could be a top and trousers or a skirt.

You don’t need to be too matchy-matchy with your chosen colour here (unless you’re a classic or city chic personality type). Tonal shades will work just as well together as does wearing one colour.

Interestingly, this is also a great way to dress if you’re on the petite side or if you wish to appear slimmer. A column of colour adds vital inches to a small frame and can make you appear visually leaner.

In this example it’s a simple jumper and jeans combo both in damson.


3. Colour drench

Depending upon your style personality type; this may feel rather daring!

With this colour challenge, everything you wear will be in the same colour – including your accessories. You’re drenching yourself in colour!

A great way to make this feel less daunting is to mix up your textures and fabrics. If you’ve not had a style and shape consultation, make sure the fabric you choose highlights your good bits. Adding chunky knits and bulk with layers upon layers of clothes will just add pounds to your frame. Should you carry weight around your tummy or bust for example (or you don’t want to showcase them), avoid bulk and texture in the area.

Here I have two examples for you. One in purple and one blue where textures and fabrics and shades of colour are slightly different.


That’s your three ways to wear colour!

It’s my favourite way to dress: in colour. Colour makes you FEEL GOOD and that’s why I like to wear it! My colour and style sessions are available as part of a programme as well as individual sessions both online and in person. If you’re ready to book, get in touch and I’ll help you on your journey!

12 days of colour and festive ideas

Things are a little different this year and what a year it has been so far!

Christmas is also approaching at lightening speed so we’ve got a few festivities to take part in.

Colour challenge

On Monday 7 December, we began our 12 days of colour challenge over on social media. Everyone is welcome to take part and all you’ve got to do, is look out for our daily colour post and get involved by posting a pic of you wearing that colour with the hashtag: #12daysofcolour.

Each post counts as an entry into a draw at the end of the 12 days (so you’ll need to make sure you’ve done your posts with the hashtag before 19 December). One winner will receive a free ticket to one of our 2021 workshops and another winner will receive a £10 gift voucher. We just wanted to spread a bit of colour and have a bit of fun.

You can take part on Facebook (including our Facebook private vip group), Instagram and LinkedIn and you’ll have a maximum of 12 entries across all platforms for the challenge.

Christmas wish list

With lockdown and shielding, some people have struggled to get to the shops but more and more people are also supporting small businesses like ours. We are very grateful.

We have created a festive wish list which you can download, print, mark off and supply to whoever needs it so you can ask for your favourite items this year.

Open a copy here: Colour Me Festive Shopping List 2020

Festive gift packages

This Christmas, we have a range of gift sets available online and from the studio until 17 December.

Lip sync – lipstick, lip pencil, lip gloss and lip brush – £34.30
Festive eyes – Volumising mascara, eye pencil and eye base – £31.90
Velvet perfection – velvet touch foundation primer and choice of morning light foundation – £32.40
Cool Compact – Complete Magnetic refillable compact with shades designed for the cooler skin tone. Includes 1 x blusher, 1 x highlighter, 1 x lip cream, 4 x eyeshadows (1 is intense) – £60.90
Warm compact – Complete Magnetic refillable compact with shades designed for the warmer skin tone. Includes 1 x blusher, 1 x highlighter, 1 x lip cream, 4 x eyeshadows (1 is intense) – £60.90
Glowing complexion – exfoliating facial scrub and cleansing face mask – £30
PLUS 15% off the vegan, organic and cruelty free skincare range (excluding the gift sets).

Check out the Festive gift offers or view them online here.

Rocking red

Of course, red is a colour being featured within our #12daysofcolour challenge and it’s very festive isn’t it?

Did you know that there are actually 445 named red shades to choose from? So, you know there’s a red out there for you. If you’ve had your colours done and your hair colour hasn’t drastically changed, you’ll be able to use your colour swatches to guide you. If you’re not sure, get in touch to book one of our colour sessions. You can choose our workshop in January, a virtual session or a face to face session.

If you’re looking for a bold lip, look no further than red. My fave red shades to choose from are Red Carpet, Red Velvet, Strawberry and Tomato.

Available from the studio and online and if you’re not sure which shade to choose, drop us a line.