Something tells me, this is going to be a bright and beautiful summer. Gone are the days and myths about wearing too many colours; looking like a rainbow and falling out of a circus.
The spring/summer 2011 fashion shows showed us more vibrant block colours than Rihanna’s ‘S&M’ music video and Beyonce and Lady Gaga’s ‘Video phone’ put together.
However, wearing two, three or even four colours in one outfit is not for the faint hearted. It’s daring, It’s bold! It’s playful! After a long dull winter of dark knits, and dull shades of outerwear, daring, bold and playful should be the three words that best describe your wardrobe this summer.
High fashion brands such as Gucci, Fendi, and Lanvin, all embraced and made justice to the colour-blocking theme. Teaming toned down bright trousers, with bold bags in lime green and lemon yellow. There is something about the Jil Sander S/S’11 show that reminds me of my much-needed ‘five a day’, it consisted off long flowing gowns in vivid orange and 70’s inspired flared trousers in shocking yellow. Think summery fruits transformed into clothes, and the cartoon characters from your childhood brought to life. The Poweruffgirls have nothing on you.
It's times like this we thank high street shops Zara, H&M, Mango and Topshop,who have created more affordable versions of this season’s hottest trends they have an amazing mix of individual bright pieces that allow you to implement and embrace their new ‘Californian beach babe’ look. This can be achieved my teaming bright block coloured shirts with denim hot pants, or a neutral coloured lace/chiffon maxi skirt, for a feminine look.
How To Tackle The Tricky Trend
Wearing one dominant colour is hard enough, so as you can imagine wearing three carton bright colours is not going to be easy but can be achieved!
If like me, you like to stand out without making a fuss or being too loud. Try wearing three different shades of the same colour. This could be anything from a dark pink midi skirt, a fitted blouse in a lighter shade, with an even lighter pink cardigan. Any body frame can wear this look. By trading a ‘pleated’ skirt for a ‘pencil skirt’, curvier women can look the part comfortably and showcasing their beautiful frame. For a more sophisticated approach opt for colour-block in light, silk fabrics.
It’s fashionable to be loud and have fun with your clothes! Be creative! This season is the perfect time for you to unleash the colour loving, girl that’s been hiding. Wear as many colours as you like, think Rihanna! Think Paloma Faith! Think about you!