Adding seasonal colours to your closet in the form of a versatile blue day dress, a flattering white blouse or a pair of printed trousers; is an effortless way to make you wardrobe feel current each season.
Read on to find out more about our five key colours for Spring from vibrant blues, to soft pastels and statement red hues.
Knowing which colours are trending is an easy way to take a fresh look at your closet. A quick look around and you’ll probably find that you already own pieces in shades that are popular right now. In an instant, long forgotten items can become brand new and you didn’t spend a penny.
If you do choose to buy something new, be brave. Injecting colour into our style has been proven to lift our mood. Wearing a bright shade that that you like can work wonders on your outlook over the day ahead. Experts are calling it “dopamine dressing”, it’s the perfect way to boost your mood when getting ready for the morning school run or commute to work.
Blue can have a pretty big impact on your style depending on the shade you choose. The colour of the moment is cobalt blue; vibrant, rich and uplifting even when the weather leaves much to be desired. If you’re going big with a bright colour like cobalt, choose a standout blue dress for an effortless instant outfit and pair with simple accessories like a neutral faux leather jacket and heeled boots that allow the colour to stand out.
If going bold and bright isn't for you then light blues are a versatile colour choice too, they're the perfect base for a spring wardrobe that can transition into summer and autumn. In summer months, a ditsy floral print in a soft pastel blue can add a delicate feminine touch to your style. Meanwhile, in winter this stylish cool tone is a great alternative to white. An elegant knit pullover, a silky blouse or longline blazer would look the height of sophistication.
Candyfloss pinks and sprays of violet adorned the runways this season. A classic representation of spring blooms, these shades lend themselves perfectly to pretty vintage floral prints. They also add a softness when used in colour blocking patterns and bold geometric prints.
With pastel colours, the overall impact is delicate and subtle, even if you cover yourself in them from head to toe. A full-length maxi dress in a pastel shade teamed with minimalist accessories is perfect for a daytime wedding.
Red can be a daunting colour to wear often feeling so strong and bright it can seem like our clothes are wearing us, not the other way around! But the key is to find your perfect shade of red, cool toned skin tones suit blue-based reds where those with warm undertones can wear orange-based reds. Once you've found your perfect red you'll find that wearing red is empowering rather than daunting.
An easy way to inject a little red into your closet is by adding a flattering printed top with a red base; a classic peplum blouse can be styled for work and smart occasions where a comfortable tunic top can be dressed down with jeans and trainers or layered over tailored cropped trousers and kitten heels for the office.
If you're feeling bold then wearing head-to-toe red is an effortless statement try a full length red dress paired with heeled wedges for spring or with strappy heels for a special occasion. A floral printed midi dress is the perfect wedding guest look styled with metallic heels or paired with smart heeled pumps for a mid-week work meeting.
Although opulent, emerald green is as timeless as it is stylish. A reflection of nature, this shade of green (like all green hues) is uplifting, as well as deeply calming, evoking feelings of tranquility and balance.
Emerald green works in perfect harmony with metallics. Try adding some gold strappy heels to a green party dress and you’ll be amazed at how the colour pops! A burst of green can also really lift a pattern or print. Everything from florals, to stripes and geo prints can become all the more radiant with a splash of this vibrant colour.
Mixing together different tones of the same colour is an effortless way to create a look that feels put together. Try styling lime green accessories with an emerald green dress or pair a sage green skirt with a deep emerald clutch for a flattering colour palette.
These are versatile shades that never go out of fashion. Think cream, beige, stone, grey and brown hues. Subtle and elegant, you can wear them on repeat at any time of the year.
Every capsule wardrobe needs a handful of neutral pieces laying a foundation to build the rest of your style around. But they can also stand alone, making a chic statement all on their own.
Neutral shades are great at softening bold prints. A colourful, printed top would pair perfectly with cream or beige trousers for a sophisticated style combination. Neutrals also have an expensive and classy feel to them, so it’s worth considering them for an occasion such as a day at the races or even a job interview.