Remember as a child how thrilling it was to receive a brand new box of rainbow hued pencils? Fashion is tuning into that sense of awe with a very happy take on colour that might even convince die hard monochromists to switch their hues.
The shades of now range from bright and cheery buttercup yellow and tangerine, to lipstick pinks, reds and purples that are infused with 80s flashback glamour. The brilliant colourists in style are seizing the power of the spectrum and recalibrating it for now with magical mixes and combinations. Attention seeking orange fuses with almond green at 3.1 Phillip Lim; plastic pink and purple shout out at Balenciaga while at Pucci discover cheer-girl French blues and pinks and at Haider Ackermann smouldering yellow golds.
Colour Me Beautiful Tips
Dressing in tonal shades of one-colour makes you look brilliantly put together - try the range of pink from fuchsia to rose.
Find the hues that flatter your hair and skin tone. If you are pale, set that off with chalky neon pastels. Olive skins are flattered by reds and leafy greens, black skins are beautiful in those vibrant 80s pop shades.
Accessories offer an instant booster. Try Jane Carr’s multi coloured pom pom scarf, statement single earrings by Oscar de la Renta and tropical coloured heels.
For big events check out the décor of the venue and dress to compliment the interior. Think of the Instagram snaps.
We are back in a matchy-matchy style zone – choose a lipstick to compliment your trophy shade.