Colour me happy

23 Feb

We’re already into the second month of 2011 (eek!), but is it too early to start looking ahead to those sought after summer months?

Whilst many of us are still reaching for those mediocre monochrome knits, or those lame lacklustre cardi’s (as on trend as they may be), the fashion forward among us have already taken stock of what they can fill their already crammed cupboards with. And this summer is set to be full of styles that even the most tentative trend tickers can follow.

The main look, which you can even start to wear now if you’re feeling colourful, is brights. Yellow, red, orange, blue, green, purple and pink. Name a colour and some lucky long-legged lady has probably strutted her stuff wearing it on a catwalk at one of the Spring/Summer shows.

Rainbow ready ladies backstage

Get bright with this colour block mini skirt from ASOS, available in blue, purple and hot pink, for just £12

Still want to keep those pasty legs covered up, get some glow with these Boohoo bright leggings. They're just £10 and available in yellow, orange and pink.

Channel your inner punk princess, with these hot pink leather brogues. Two trends in one this pair will set you back just £35 from ASOS.

You can still work the trend in winter too, by teaming your brights with thick black tights or woollies.

Derivatives such as cerise, turquoise, jade and rust can all be worn too, as well as pretty pastels. And not just on your clothes but from the top of your head, all the way to your nails.

Become a lady in red with this classy hat from River Island, £19.99

Not feeling bright enough just yet? Take it one nail at a time, with these eye-popping varnishes from OPI, £10.50 each

Although this trend should be easy to work into most outfits, not everyone wants to make royal blue or neon yellow an addition to their wardrobe. So for those who like to take a more neutral stance to their style, the nude trend should be perfect.

No, I obviously dont’t mean going out without any clothes, (where would that leave us Wardrobe girls?), I mean the colour, or should I say tone.

A Chloe model shows us how its done in an nude maxi.

In a stark contrast to the looks above, nudes, or neutrals, are a more classy, yet cool pallette, that can be worked in to most people’s existing colour schemes.

Starting off with a bit of black mixed in, this ASOS collar dress ticks all the right boxes, £40

Mix this River Island beauty into your cupboards. For just £29.99 this skirt could be worn with white or black to keep it low key, or teamed with some of the brights mentioned earlier

Perfectly pale, this Rare dress would be great for summer with flats and denim, and it can be yours for £35.

It may be £44.99, but this River Island dress is the perfect addition to any gals dress collection. Neutral, check, lace, check and belted with a skinny, check. Sold!

These nude perspex heel shoes were made for walking, £65 from Asos

This lovely nail varnish does exactly what it says on the tin. Nice 'n Neutral from Topshop, £5

Whether its cerise or cream, blue or beige, green or gold, there’s a colour and a shade for everyone this season, so no complaints.

What colours will you be wearing? Have you already bought one of the key colour trends?

Steph

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4 Responses to “Colour me happy”

  1. wardrobemag February 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    I want those brogues, amazing!!

    I think I know what my ASOS voucher might go towards..

    Bhav x

  2. daisychain February 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    I need that ASOS collar dress in my life.

  3. leia February 25, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    i’m loving the bright colors and pastels!

  4. jenna February 25, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    this blog post is so much win! those brogues are amazing and love the colour blocking!!!
    p.s. my blouse was £30.00, pricey but beautiful!!

    jenna@ http://www.fashion-shuffle.blogspot.com

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