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How to have a dark detox

It's so easy, isn't it? Throw on a pair of black trousers and a grey top for an evening out. Pair a navy dress with a navy jacket for work. Opt for the black swimsuit for your holiday. Time and time again we go for the safe dark coloured option without even considering the alternatives. But going for the safe, boring option makes us look and feel just that; safe and, shhh, a little boring. When we feel a little sluggish and dull on the inside, a diet detox makes us look and feel better. If you're feeling a little sluggish and dull on the outside, having a dark detox is a guaranteed way to refresh the way you look and feel too.

If you're feeling a little nervous about stepping away from your comfort zone, don't panic. You don't need to go out looking like a parrot carrying a cocktail and perched on a rainbow. Just lighten those dark neutrals, add a bit of colour, and enjoy the feeling of looking revived and refreshed.

Try simply swapping dark neutrals for light. It will lift and lighten your outfit (and your mood!) without any scary too-bright colours added in.

Kettlewell items shown: Shawl Collar Wraps in Navy and Cashew, Soft Square Vest in Blue Moon, Jersey Trousers in Navy and in Cream

Feeling a little braver? Go for a light neutral and swap that dark top for a brighter alternative. More flattering on your skin tone and more fun.

Kettlewell items shown: Short Ruched Skirts in Black and Latte, V Neck 3/4 in Dark Burgundy and Poppy, Florence Infinity Scarf in Black and Tassel Necklace in Savannah.

Want to go the whole hog? Swap that dark neutral for a bold beautiful bright and make the light neutral the accent part of your outfit rather than the main event.

Kettlewell items shown: Arabella Cap Sleeve Dress in Bright Navy and Fiesta Orange, Cotton Blazer in Blue Teal and Oatmeal Melange.

Rebecca Button on Dec 17, 2017 7:49 AM

I would love to see merino beanies in a selection of your lovely colours. As they're so close to your face the impact of wearing the correct colour would be amazing. Please seriously think about it!

Jan on Aug 04, 2017 6:26 PM

Please do the Tasha top in dark grey. I bought a couple of these tops last year in LL. Didn't really like them but they looked so nice on my daughter in law I thought I'd try again. I bought 2 in a size smaller and...wow what a difference. I love them. I'd love it in the slate colour for winter. I bet lots of other people would too.