There is something incredibly playful and carefree about spring fashion. An infusion of the new colours of the season brings with it wardrobe surprises and instant upgrades, with a variety of options. Here are some suggestions for different ways to dress with colour, so take note and start shopping!
PATTERN IN THE MIX
Choosing a favourite print from a shirt or scarf can give clues on how to pull together an outfit.
Find the most dominant colour in the print, and use it to select dresses, coats and sweaters. The other colours can be used for smaller items such as accessories or jewelry.
MADE IN THE (OMBRÉ) SHADE
Take a tonal approach and layer different shades of the same colour, or similar shades.
Ombré is a graduated colour that fades from dark to light. Focus on one colour for your outfit and accessories — but layer the tones in intensity.
ALL FOR ONE
With the right execution, the monochromatic look is modern and chic.
Monochromatic dressing refers to separates in one colour in varying textures for an overall tonal look. A single shade worn head to toe is an easy approach to pulling an outfit together.
PERK UP YOUR BASICS
Neutrals are great base to build on. Add brights, pastels and especially jewel tones, for a hit of colour that revitalizes the look.
Now is the time to brighten up hardworking neutrals. Jewel tones and brights (red, cobalt, green, hot pink) will lift black or navy. And pastels (light pink, lavender, aqua) keep beige from looking bland.
HOW TO WEAR MARSALA
The colour of the year feels fallish, keep it lively and pretty with warm hues.
Pantone’s colour of the year, Marsala, is perfect for fall with olive green and mustard yellow. To make it spring fresh, pair with a pink palette or a gutsier fuchsia.