Summer Colours

Monday, 13 June 2016  |  Ursula

I know it may seem little late to be discussing our trends of this summer but as a UK resident our summer has not even begun and it is June! Rather than trends this year, I believe it is all about colours, which is great as it allows our summer pieces to transition into Autumn/Winter 16. 

Yellow

There is only one colour this season that has been dominating the catwalks and high streets and that is yellow- all shades of it!  Yellow has always been a colour that can be quite intimidating but it does not have to be as there are many shades that can be suited to all shapes, sizes and skin tones. 

Lemon
An example of a bright shade of yellow would be a Lemon, which is fabulous in itself as it is bold, bright and makes an effortless statement. Lemon is also great for colour blocking as it can be teamed with pretty much all other colours, especially everyone’s favourite- black! If you have a special event or occasion coming up and you want to turn heads then this is definitely the colour for you. 

Jennifer Lopez looking stunning at the Golden Globes in her Giambattista Valli Dress.

Beyonce looking gorgeous by colour blocking.

Gathered Tailored Yellow Dress by Closet, £49.99

Leaf Printed Summer Dress, £29.99

Lemon Sorbet

This is more of a subtle shade of yellow which is lovely as it has a real spring/summer vibe to it. This is a shade that also compliments other pastel colours like baby pink, blue, mint and white. The lighter shades of yellow can be quite delicate which works really well for a daytime look as well as an evening look. 

Lemon and Cream Lace Overlay Dress by Paper Dolls, £56.99

Kelly Osbourne glowing in her Sunshine Dress by Georges Hobeika.

Pale yellow Bodycon Dress by Girls on Film, £29.99

Jessica Alba brightening up her outfit by teaming a super chic yellow leather biker jacket- fabulous!

Mustard

Mustard has to be one of my personal favourite shades of yellow as it is so warming and goes with pretty much all hair colours and skin tones which I find attractive. I am someone who does not want to have to over think my outfit too much and mustard really helps with that. If you are like me and are somebody who wears a lot of darker shades does not want to make too much of an effort but still wants to look on trend and chic then this is definitely the shade for you! 

Kim Kardashian looking sleek in her mustard Max Mara coat. 

 

Summer Dress by Grace and Mila, £39.99

Yellow is a fantastic colour because it allows you to experiment and play around with different colours. to see what suits you. Try it and see, you won't regret it!

Coral

Bold and bright colours seem to be hot this summer and that is exactly what coral is. It is a softer version of orange, that can actually be worn by  most people regardless of skin tone because it is a bluer orange which means it has equal parts warm and cool combined in it. It can either be worn as a main colour or as an add on to your outfit through accessories. Either way, it looks divine on!

Gwen Stefani rocks in her coral The Row Dress

Jessica Wright's Sallie Bardot Lace Midi Dress, £65

Taylor Swift wearing coral more casually in these cute shorts teams with a casual shirt.

Embellished Coral Shift Dress by Little Mistress, £59.99 

Blue

Navy

Blue has always seem to be a popular colour over the years due to there being a shade of blue that everyone seems to be happy with. My personal favourite shade of blue has to be navy- it is rich, dark and suits most other colours I wear such as browns and pinks. Navy is a great alternative to black as it goes with pretty much all colours. No, I take that back- it goes with ALL colours! It is perfect for evening wear in particular because of its richness, especially when it is teamed with other evening colours such as gold or silver. I would also choose navy for heavier pieces of clothing such as knitwear and outerwear as it makes a subtle statement of colour without having to try too hard.

Myleene Klass looking beautiful in her navy jumpsuit.

Navy and Rose Shirt Dress by Dancing Leopard, £39.99

Rose Print Dress, £29.99

Electric Blue

Electric blue is a powerful colour as it is striking and is not too over powering. many celebrities enjoy wearing this shade as it makes you stand out from the crowd. This is a great colour to wear casually or more formally with black, white and other brights. 

Jessica Lange looking sophisticated in her electric blue dress at the 2016 Tony Awards

Lucy  Mecklenburgh wearing the Lucky Strike Dress by Jovonna, £49.99

Hailee Steinfield shows off her True Blue Sportsmax Dress

Strappy Bodycon Dress by Girls on Film, £29.99 

I think the key with colour is to try and play around with pieces to see what suits your complexion and body shape. We all need to keep an open mind when it comes to colour as I think too many of us shy away from it when in reality it can make us glow and look really beautiful. 

xx