Style guide: rainbow brights
Update your look with these new season shades
The time has come to refresh your winter wardrobe with an injection of candy colours and bolder hues. From cherry tomato red to cobalt blue; tropical green to ultra violet (Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018), get ready to embrace the rainbow. To help, we’ve collated a technicolour style guide for you to discover how to wear the latest brights.
Investing in a bright and bold coat to see you through the unpredictable weather is an easy way to experiment with this trend. From colourful Crombie-inspired styles to playful jackets, there are plenty of options out there to help cheer up your style. Try this Per Una textured coat, £79, Marks & Spencer.
The past few seasons have seen the rebirth of denim with classic skinny jeans making way for more distinctive styles and relaxed fits like mom jeans, reworked vintage and ruffle-hem cuffs. To anchor your spring shades and balance out those punchy colours, try partnering your bright knits or bold footwear with these straight regular ankle jeans, £34.99, H&M. Their flattering style and washed finish are the perfect complement to brighter hues and great for an off-duty weekend look.
Whether you go for a satchel, a tote or see yourself as more of a backpack kind of woman, adding a bright bag to your everyday uniform (and saying goodbye to your fail-safe black handbag) is an easy way to embrace this season’s hottest shades. If you’re feeling brave, try clashing your new arm candy with a colour-pop coat. This green cross-body bag, £30, River Island, will do the trick.
Think trainers are just for the treadmill? Think again! A classic pair of sneakers can work with any outfit, whether teamed with a dress or cropped trousers. While we’ll forever adore our box-fresh, white Stan Smiths, we can’t say no to a pair of chic and colourful kicks this season. Pantone may have chosen ultra violet as the colour of 2018, but pink trainers are having a moment right now, so give these Puma suede platform trainers, £85, JD Sports, a go.
The one good thing about the weather resembling the Arctic is that it means we can make the most of big, cosy knits. Now’s the time to update your winter warmers and swap out your knits for chunky, colourful ones like this sweater with puff sleeves, £39.99, Zara. It’s not only practical, but super cool and perfect for styling over a flowing skirt or slim jeans.
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