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5 ways to brighten up your February

All blue outfit infront of blue wall colourful style

They’re blue, yellow, red, pink and green

…and they’re coming to put the win back into winter.

Stand back black, go away grey – there’s enough of you in the sky to wear you on our bodies too. We don’t need any more of your darkness, we need colour and light to fill the gaping gap in the spectrum at this time of year.

To fill this said gap, my photographer friend Xanthe Berkeley came to me with a plan; to make up for all the lost colour by overloading and filling the frame will ALL of the hue in a dedicated photoshoot. It would be a bit of fun, a photography passion project we could do at the weekend that wasn’t for anything other than just to bring joy to ourselves and the good people of Instagram.

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Colourful all blue outfit. Blue jacket and bag leaping! Colourful all blue outfit with a pop of yellow daffodils yellow daffodils in front of a blue wall hazy crystal reflection Colourful all blue outfit with stripe Y.A.S top and blue gel Colourful all blue outfit GIFBlue stripe Y.A.S top and lemons on boobs

Blue outfit:

Jacket – ASOS menswear (similar) / Jumper – Boden menswear / Top – Y.A.S / Jeans – ASOS (similar) / Trainers – Nike / Earrings – Monki

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#ColorColourLovers

A long-time pioneer of colour (Xanthe made a conscious decision to remove anything black from her wardrobe years ago and has lived only in colour ever since) and advocate for the importance of experimenting, it makes total sense that @Xantheb would co-own an annual hashtag project called #ColorColourLovers. Created with her US doppleganger Andrea of @HulaSeventy, they set themselves the challenge of posting only specific colours each week in February in a bid to brighten it up.

This year marks the 5th anniversary (how dedicated is that?!) and so Xanthe decided to celebrate with this silly shoot.

We bring you five ways to brighten up the dull days – these colourful winter outfits!

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Colourful all yellow outfit Colourful all yellow outfit gola classics womens trainers Colourful all yellow outfit layering monochrome Colourful all yellow outfit shot with a crystal reflections collage Colourful all yellow outfit yellow trousers mustard jumper Colourful all yellow outfit red balloon crystal reflection photography Colourful all yellow outfit red colour popYellow outfit:

Trousers – ASOS (similar) / Trainers – Gola / Belt – Boden / Earrings – Monki / Bag – Next (similar)

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Colourful all red outfit bus station Colourful all yellow outfit london buses Colourful all yellow outfit h&m vinyl puffa jacket buses Colourful all yellow outfit red boots tracksuit bottoms red power ranger gif Colourful all red outfit at the bus station Colourful all red outfit red vinyl shine puffa jacket monochrome biting an apple Colourful all red outfit

Red outfit:

Jacket – H&M (similar) / Trousers – New Look (similar) / Jumper – Boden / Scarf – Bershka / Boots – Boden /

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Colourful all green outfit topshop trousers jumper green gel Colourful all green outfit slouchy jumper topshop trousers stripe Colourful all green outfit monochrome bag and coat matching Colourful all green outfit green boden coat stripe trousers green on green floor trainers and topshop stripe trousers Colourful all green outfit monochrome matching green boden coat colour pop

Green outfit

Coat – Boden / Jumper – River Island (similar) / Trousers – Topshop / Bag – Radley / Earrings – Me & Zena

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Colourful all pink outfit umbrella raining london lazy oaf pink puffa jacket pink asos beret Colourful all pink outfit kicking boots Colourful all pink outfit sunjellies basket holding tulips from back pink twinkling lights gif crystal pink puffa jacket and beret bourne and hollingsworth pink light wallpink wall london blue ribbon

Pink outfit

Jacket – Lazy Oaf / Jumper – Boden / Trousers – Boden (similar) / Boots – ASOS / Beret – ASOS / Bag – Sun Jellies

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Want to beat the British weather too? Tag your colourful winter outfits with #ColorColourLovers and let me know! Which is your favourite colourful winter outfit?

See more shots from our #ColourLoversShoot

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  • jameskaddatz March 2, 2018 at 4:10 PM

    svar: Tack! FrånWeekday och Monki 🙂

  • Liyana Aris February 28, 2018 at 8:21 AM

    I feel like my heart just burst with happiness looking at all these colours, ahhhhhhh <3 <3 <3 You have completely made me re-think going monochromatic! I generally wear a lot of colours – or so I thought, because as I scrolled through your photos I thought "OK I MAY not be wearing enough colours in my life!". My absolute favourites are the yellow and red ones, so cool and vibrant and I want own those outfits so baddd.

  • Josie February 26, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    These photos are SO beautiful I didn’t want this post to end. Uh-ma-zing xx

  • Rosie February 19, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    What a brilliant idea! All of these photos are ace- you look great x

  • Immy May February 19, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    WHAT an inspiration Lucy! Absolutely love this collection of photos, and the way your put them together. Immy x

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