Many of us don’t have the luxury of buying an entirely new wardrobe when the seasons change, so how do you go about getting a much-needed dose of summer brights? Instead of going all out, simply apply colourful accents to your outfits: think accessories, new shoes and stand-out beauty products. Take a look at our top picks for spring/summer 2013…
Accessories-wise, we’re loving statement necklaces. The Laura Enamel Statement Necklace certainly fits the bill with its bold geometric shapes and on-trend cobalt blue hue; simply wear it with a plain t-shirt or blouse for a summery update. Alternatively, opt for the Paige Colour Block Scarf. Ideal for breezy days and cool evenings, this colour block design is sure to brighten up your wardrobe too.
Shoes are a sure-fire way to spruce up your clothing collection. Wear the Clarks Scent Flower Wedge Sandals with skinny jeans or go full-on feminine with a flattering dress instead. If you choose a pair like these you’re thinking clearly: you’re incorporating not one but three colours, providing an important point of intrigue. For every day wear, beeline straight for our Ju Ju Maxi Jelly Sandals. Available in brights of pink or turquoise, these retro jellies are all the rage right now.
Our favourite colour-tastic beauty products include the highly-praised Barry M Gelly Nail Paint 12 – Greenberry, which is a guaranteed way to receive compliments. On top of that, you can’t go wrong with a splash of lipstick, and the Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick – Frasie Remix is a beautiful pink shade to go for. Fancy trying something new? The hottest lipstick look of the moment involves using two shades and working in the ombré trend – opt for pink and red, or pink and orange.
Failing that, buy our South Frill Printed Bandeau Maxi Dress and wow everyone. Job done.