How To Wear Bright Colours
The weather may be turning grey and dark but our wardrobes are far from muted this season. If you thought autumn and winter were for tonal navy's, maroons and dark greens, think again because bright hues are the order of the day and now is not the time to be a shrinking violet (no pun intended!).
Seen on the catwalks of Valentino, Prada, Bottega Veneta and Jacquemus, fiery reds, royal blues and fuchsia pinks are making a statement return at a time when we're ready to sashay our way back into our social lives. Although you may think that a loud style statement such as bright outfits are more at home on Carrie Bradshaw, there are plenty of ways you can wear the trend without breaking out of your comfort zone (too much).
Add a pop
If going all-out in a top-to-toe colour is a little too daunting, start by adding one item in a bright shade to give your outfit an eye-catching pop. Think black cigarette trousers and tailored blazer teamed with Christian Louboutin sunshine yellow peep toes or Gucci's fire engine red joggers paired with a crisp white tee and white chunky trainers.
Surprisingly colour blocking first hit the runway way back in 1946 for Yves St. Laurent's Fall/Winter show and it's as fresh and fun today. Often frequenting the red carpet, glossy films and fashion TV series, mixing bold and bright shades goes against all the fashion rules which is why it works so beautifully. If you're feeling brave, clash your colours in one outfit but try to stick to no more than 4 or 5 for maximum impact. From jewel tones to primary colours, these mini shorts from Valentino would look perfect teamed with the silky sheen of Peter Pilotto's Cold Shoulder Top and Fendi's Bubble Platform Heels.
Never has the term 'go big or go home' been more applicable than when wearing bright colours. This isn't the time to dip a proverbial toe in the water as pastel shades and muted rainbow hues can often leave many skintones washed out. Whether your complexion is pale or olive, or your hair colour is red, blonde or black, there is a colour for you but remember, the brighter the better.