It can be all too easy to slide into a revolving door of black, brown, grey and navy based outfits over winter, after all, days are longer, darker and any hint of colour will just remind you how depressing it is to look out the window and see grey skies again! However, spring has finally sprung and the more summery season brings with it a brand new colour code including sunshine yellow, strawberry pinks, kermit green and in-your-face fuchsia!
Don’t Take My Sunshine Away
Forget banana, lemon or buttercup this season it’s all about primrose yellow on maxi dresses, 3/4 flowing skirts, cold shoulder tops and cut off shorts. Chuck the fashion rulebook out the window, even if you think you can’t wear yellow, you’d be surprised at how easy it is to sneak the sunniest of shades in through feathered earrings, tie-dyed headbands and even beautiful purses with flower detailing.
Too afraid to go full yellow submarine? Mix it up with lapis lazuli blue for a gorgeous summery look that’s perfect for trips to the beach as well as in the office. Don’t think you can blend primary shades and still look smart? A royal blue linen shift dress paired with a canary yellow statement jacket and nude heels adds a burst of colour while still keeping your look formal. Don’t forget a chunky necklace in a contrasting colour that’ll tie everything together without looking too matchy-matchy.
Green With Envy
Another shade to take notice of is fresh, vibrant grass or apple green as it’s going to dominate the shops this summer. For a gorgeous weekend look why not treat yourself to a tropical, or leaf print maxi dress? Don’t forget a shawl to ward off the chill and wear it with tasselled or bejewelled flip flops for a laid-back daytime look, and swap out your tote for a satin emerald clutch and silver heels for something a little more glamorous. Add a little extra sparkle to your outfit by checking out the latest fashion jewellery online such as Iconic’s gorgeous three quartz necklace or show someone special how much you care with a beautiful gold star pendant.
Not everyone feels like they can wear green, often the shade is eschewed for more attractive colours but when it comes to the rainbow trend it’s all about being brave and trying something new. After all, green shows off both blonde, and brunette hair and if you pick the right shade people will admire you for being able to pull off a tricky colour.
The eighties are back, and right alongside big hair, structured shoulders and wide belts comes a re emergence of vibrant violets and psychedelic purples. This season purple was all over the catwalk, appearing in super tiny crop tops, spandex leggings and cropped jackets as well as filtering down into accessories, scarves and bags including the oh so cute tiny backpacks favoured by fashion bloggers and industry insiders alike. Purple might seem a little out there, but no one’s saying you need to dye your hair a la Kylie Jenner instead let violet shades shine through in your jewellery, makeup or shoes.