Bright Days Bright Colours

Roksanda top, Topshop trousers, Zara clutch, Chanel bag. By Victoria Adamson.

How to wear bright colours: Roksanda top, Topshop trousers.

 Not a fan of bold hues? Here is how to wear bright colours and feel fabulous!

Dolce & Gabbana jacket and shorts, Chanel bag, RayBan sunglasses.

Dolce & Gabbana jacket and shorts, Chanel bag, RayBan sunglasses.

London has been blessed with a heatwave and to me that means legs out, floaty fabrics and of course bright colours! I was on ELLE UK website yesterday when I came across an interesting article on how colours make us feel and what they say about us. Some people are more comfortable wearing neutral shades and low key prints, others love to stand out and choose colours that match their mood. Sometimes all I want to wear is a pair of navy trousers, a T-shirt and sneakers, but on sunny days I go for the bright and beautiful!

Roland Mouret dress Zara clutch, Christian Louboutin shoes. By Victoria Adamson.

Colour blocking at its best: Roland Mouret dress Zara clutch, Christian Louboutin shoes.
By Victoria Adamson.

My tip is to buy the nicest fabric you can as bright colours are less forgiving and flaws like loose threads or creases are more visible than they would be in black. I would also go for sharp shapes and clean lines and don’t be afraid to pair prints either like I have done with the skirt below (similar from Oasis). Colour blocking is also a huge hit this summer, see Roksanda for inspiration, and if you want to simplify it just wear a bold hue with a neutral shade.

Topshop top and crop top worn underneath, Peter Pilotto skirt, Louis Vuitton bag. Photo by Victoria Adamson.

Mix brights with neutrals: Topshop top, Peter Pilotto skirt. Photo by Victoria Adamson.

If you’re colour shy it could feel like all eyes are on you but one thing that ELLE picks up on (and I completely agree with) is that people don’t care what you’re wearing, they dont know that today you decided to swap your black ensemble for a yellow skirt. In a city like London, which is full of eclectic fashion, nothing really surprises anyone anymore so stop worrying, if you want to wear a bright blue trousers with a green jumper, do it and smile!

Yves Saint Laurent dress, Prada shoes. Photo by Victoria Adamson.

Wear one colour head to toe: Yves Saint Laurent dress, Prada shoes. Photo by Victoria Adamson.

Want to add a burst of colour into your wardrobe? Here are my top picks of what’s in stores now:

  • Think I found my summer duster coat!
  • Don’t you step on my blue suede shoes
  • Love the Asian inspired print on this Carven jumper
  • I’d style this sunny Topshop skirt with a matching yellow crop top just revealing to the top of the midriff
  • LK Bennett trousers are great for work and play
  • Still a huge fan of the Kenzo tiger jumper
  • In love with this Miu Miu skirt!
Celine skirt and shoes. By Victoria Adamson.

Texture adds another element: Celine skirt and shoes.
By Victoria Adamson.

Strong hues are not solely for the fashion’s risk takers; they’re for everyone. Give it a go and find the shade you’ll shine in!

38 Comments

    • Thank you hun! Your bright posts were part of my inspiration, your looks always put a smile on my face : ) x

  1. You pull off bright colors so well- I’m such a chicken when it comes to brighter colors. I always get drawn to navy, black, grays, reds…maybe I need to branch out. I think you’re totally right about buying something that is high quality- you don’t want to stand out like crazy in a neon yellow with some crappy fabric!

  2. Love all these looks- especially the colour blocked pink and blue dress!

    xo
    Siffat
    icingandglitter.wordpress.com

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