While my day-to-day wardrobe doesn't always belie it, I have a serious jones for eye-catching colors, prints and textures - the more outrageous, the better. You can bet money that if it sparkles or shines, I will be drawn to it like a magpie - only my nest is lined with sequins and gold lame rather than tin foil.
Don't get me wrong - I fully appreciate the simple beauty of a white blouse, a camel coat or a little black dress. But I also can't resist a top covered in midnight blue sequins, a bright orange trench coat or a sky-blue dress with little puffy clouds.
I love unexpected color combinations, like the teal, pink and khaki of this vintage shirtdress:
Or the navy, red, celery and tan of this sundress:
If you like playing with color, check out Colour Lovers - it's really fun to build your own palettes, or play with the color combos and patterns that other people have dreamed up.