RIP the LBD
Black is out and bright colours, neons and pastels are in. Colour is this season’s buzz word and you will see bold bright colours and softer pastel shades all over the high street, online and on the catwalk. Colour is a great look for the summer and there are shades to match every skin tone. For darker skin brighter bolder shades really work, blues, reds and pinks will compliment. Pale skin can also suit the bold shades but also really suit the pastel colours. If you have fairer, rosier skin then warm shades of orange and coral will really suit, as will a scarlet red.
A bold coloured top or shirt is a great way to show off the trend. They can be combined simply with a classic fitting pair of jeans, trousers or on warmer days a snappy pair of boyfriend shorts. Look at the shirts for fabulous bold colour blouses, they come in a range of vivid colours including lime punch, aqua marine, medieval blue and burnt orange. These shirts are 100% silk so as well as looking amazing they also feel it.
You can also pair these bold shirts with bold or pastel jeans to make the look even trendier. Coloured jeans are everywhere at the moment but some of my favourites, and offering an excellent range, include jeans by J Brand, Current Elliot and Paige Jeans. Teaming a bold shirt with a complimentary pastel pair of jeans is both comfortable and flattering! Or to really stand out match a lime green shirt with neon green jeans – this is a brave but fabulous look.
For a smarter and more subtle take on the colour trend, a great way to take the look to work is to match a plainer office outfit with a bold blazer. Smart wide leg trousers and a simple blouse or t-shirt can be updated with a beautifully tailored blazer by Smythe. Their blazers in eye-catching colours, such as cranberry and blood orange, work well both in the office as well as just for dressing up a simple skinny jeans and plain t-shirt. You could even match them with a pair of printed trousers if you want to give off a real fashion forward impression.