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Bright, colourful, patterned? tops to jazz up a very boring black suit?
'bright and bold' with black generally looks shocking.
if you want patterned try monochrome B&W
otherwise you need dark, lush, rich colours that won't make the black look drab or end up looking cheap themselves.
Purple? Rich green?
I can't picure the shape of the suit at all I'm afraid, but on general principles would strongly counsel the next one being a) trousers and b) not black.
I used to be very much against black and colour (trinny and susannah's influence!) but since my colour consultation have been using a lot of black with fuchsia and plum and aubergine and think it looks great. Black and white is still an old time favourite but doesn't suit everyone.
I wonder if this sort of thing would work - knitted top - they have it in turquoise as well. You may not find it short enough (although I find nowadays that having your top longer than your jacket/cardy is perfectly OK).
Or this sort of thing oasis top - comes in black, white and green. they also did little short-sleeved cardies but they seem to have disappeared from the website.
Oh, if Trinny and Susannah disapprove of black with colours, then I'm definitely getting some.
I find them and their 'rules' extremely irritating.
Seriously though, I've seen people in black + colour, who look fab.
A white shirt with a black suit is fine for an office or a bank or something, but far too formal for my school. I'd look like I'd come for an interview or something. I definitely need tops that will lighten up the suit.
Incidentally there was a lovely x-student working in Next and I asked her advice about the suit; and she agreed that it was a fab suit, but would definitely need a bright top to be appropriate for our school.