As August draws closer and the temperature finally begins to rise, we can confidently say that summer is (finally) here – and this means bright colours. But what if you’re stuck in your black phase still? Here are a few easy ways to integrate some vibrancy into your outfits.
For a lot of us we play it safe most of the time and stick to neutral or dull shades like black, white, grey and navy blue. This is probably because England rarely sees even a ray of sunshine typically. Therefore, it’s difficult to feel motivated to wear bright-coloured clothes when the weather is so drab. Although, now that summer has officially arrived we probably all feel like we should steer away from the depressing winter shades and branch out into the spectrum of vivid colours that encapsulate this beautiful season.
Below we share three extremely simple but effective ways of rocking some beautiful colours to make you feel ultra summery –
A Single Statement Piece
If you’re really not used to wearing much colour and find the concept a little daunting then it may be best to start off just wearing one bright statement piece until you build your confidence. Rocking a classy black jumpsuit can keep you in the safe zone, but then adding some killer orange heels can instantly make you feel 10x more seasonal. If you’re feeling a bit more daring and want to keep the colour theme going, you could also accessorize with simple jewellery that have hints of orange intertwined.
Pastels are all over the catwalk this year and have too hit the high-street shops over the last month or so. This trend is one that can work for everybody as it’s a simple but effective way of wearing colour but in a more toned-down sort of way.
We think the best way to wear pastels is to try out a stylish playsuit, and we’ve definitely seen some gorgeous ones in-store recently. If you’d like to dress down a playsuit then wearing some white casual sandals is a great way to go. Also feel free to add a statement silver necklace to jazz up the muted outfit.
The trend of colour blocking was a very ‘love it or hate it’ sort of fashion concept. The craze isn’t so popular this year, as it’s mostly pastels at the moment, but what’s stopping you from bringing back a long lost fashion frenzy?
When attempting this marmite style it’s important to colour-block with colours that are going to go well together. It’s said that when you look at a colour wheel, contrasting colours are supposed to work really well together. Therefore, colours such as yellow and purple are just two of the many colour combinations that will bounce off each other but look vivid and eye-catchingly good when paired.
That’s why a cute yellow crop top paired with some vibrant purple jeans is not only a casual look but also one that still looks put-together. To colour-block even more add some yellow pumps, or heels if you’d prefer. As for accessories it’s important that this outfit doesn’t go overkill. We would advise experimenting with some simple gold jewellery to complete the look.