Monday, 16 January 2012

colour crazy

Is it Spring yet? I don't know about you but the cold, the dark and the general lack of colour in the sky (unless you count grey, which frankly I don't as the sky is capable of such beauty, cornflour blue, burnt orange, heather purple...grey is simply insulting). This year colour is set to explode all over the fashion scene, just the thing to chase away the January blues! Neon colours were huge last year and are set to continue, with yellow popping up EVERYWHERE. But the new colours on the block are scrumptious pastel shades. Peppermint, lavender, candy cotton pink- maybe we can binge on them instead, so cute and no calories guilt while wearing them! So if this riot of colour doesn't inject some life into your wardrobe, nothing will!
Pretty pink? check. Pleats? check. Mid-length? check. Is there any trend this dress doesn't cover? A serious multi-tasker from H+M.
A basic vest from Primark. These juicy neon colours clash perfectly and everyone knows the sleekest way to clash this season is a two-tone stripe. Keep the rest of your outfit pared some with neutral colours to let this ferocious shades do all the talking.
 Lace is back yet again. (Has it ever left?) Except this time this sumptious lilac shade has moved in as an alternative to Christopher Kane's heart-attack inducing neon lace as see on the catwalks. So think about channeling your inner granny-chic, but remember that a material that contains see-through panels can be anything but prudish when you want it to be...
These Topshop powder blue shorts remind me of cloudless days and calm seas and...the blueberry macaroon I ate the other day. Bliss. Balance out the short shorts with and oversized jumper and pointed heels for a comfortable yet glam look. 
Ok I do understand that this trend isn't for the faint-hearted. Especially after all these months of dullness. But here's something to ease you in gently. Satchels are still going strong and you won't be able to stop yourself from smiling when you are carrying this little ray of sunshine.

Something to remember when experimenting...
"All colors are the friends of their neighbours and lovers of their opposites" ~ Marc Chagall

Much love
Danie B

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