The Colour of Autumn

Claire Lopez Colour, Rust Leave a Comment

Has fashion’s obsession with black finally come to an end? Well judging by this season’s abundance of rust, caramel, tobacco, tan and even brown tones, this autumn is going to be a warm one. So here are a plethora of options to tempt. I have to say that I won’t be going down the brown corduroy suit or even jacket route …

You are my sunshine

Claire Lopez Colour, yellow Leave a Comment

We have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous – 27 degrees to under 7 degrees. If you add into the mix no heating or a back wall plus several other large, key bits of our house missing, the past week has been pretty grim. We have been cowering around a single fan heater in our loft for an entire weekend, the …

Go Green for Spring

Claire Lopez Colour, Green Leave a Comment

It’s top of the political agenda, is a priority within education (my son has been singing on loop a rather irritating but catchy rap that he picked up at school with a chorus along the lines of ‘Reduce, Re-use, Re-cycle’) and let’s face it, being more ‘green’ is the right thing to do. And you don’t just have to live green, you …

Fifty shades of camel

Claire Lopez Camel, Colour Leave a Comment

Move over grey because you are no longer the neutral. Nope. It’s all about camel and it’s everywhere. Actually I am rather keen on this and enjoying a bit of a break from the grey stuff (although my house is a bit grey heavy, bar a small splash of very light pink in my daughter’s room – small concessions and …

Berry Nice

Claire Lopez Berry, Burgundy, Colour, Wine Leave a Comment

While red may be the defining colour of the season, that’s not the only red you have to play with this season. Because wines and berry shades are very much also the order of the day, and arguably more sophisticated than their pillar box cousin. So if you had a burgundy school uniform, try to see beyond this and appreciate the versatility of …

Green with envy

Claire Lopez Green Leave a Comment

I have a bit of a thing for green – that is the dark, rich, forest green – that is most definitely in this season. My first attempt at doing green was in the form of an itchy, shapeless, M&S mens’ jumper which I rather fetchingly wore with dark grey boys’ jeans and DM boots – not the most feminine of ensembles, particularly when …

Life in colour

Claire Lopez Brights, Colour Leave a Comment

It is all too tempting to reach for the black top/dress – perhaps you will stretch to a grey or navy but even when the sun isn’t shining it is good to have some colour in your life. This summer, bold block colours are everywhere. Fortunately it isn’t one particular colour that is dominating and so there is something for everyone, …

Khaki: the new neutral on the block

Claire Lopez Colour, Khaki Leave a Comment

If someone says ‘utility’ what do you instantly think? Room is what jumps into my mind and how wonderful it would actually be to have one to cram in all the stuff that ends up sitting in various places on the kitchen floor – muddy football boots, bicycle paniers (yes I am looking at you, husband). But really what you …

Pink Ladies

Claire Lopez Blush, Colour, Pink Leave a Comment

Why oh why do the dreaded nits always strike at the end of the day? It’s that ‘Oh I think you have scratched your head more times than normal’ and the accompanying sinking feeling which only ever seems to hit after 7pm when you are in theory on the downhill stretch. And this heralds the ensuing frantic bed-stripping, clothes washing …