Even though Summer isn’t exactly here, there’s nothing wrong with brightening up your mood by wearing one (or two) of Spring/Summer 2013’s biggest colours – just like Solange Knowles did a few weeks ago!
Beyonce’s little sister and trend setter Solange was spotted at The Late Show with David Letterman brightening up the streets of New York choosing to embrace summer brights and put together strong blocks of colour in orange and yellow, a key trend seen on the runways of S/S 13.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was also seen sporting the bright trend she was see in a bright red suit at the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 catwalk show during London Fashion Week.
Summer brights have been a big hit on the catwalks this season with Louis Vuitton, Balmain and Akris all embracing colour tones of yellow, tangerine, fuchsia, red and electric blue, amongst all the monochrome, browns and pastel shades.
To colour-block like Solange and Rosie, you need to stick to only 3 different colours any more and you will look too over-the-top, incorporate neutrals or black either in accessories or a t-shirt like Rosie has.
Opposite colours look the best together so go for green with purple or orange with blue but, if you aren’t that brave then try colours in the same family like light pink with fuchsia.
Louis Vuitton has hit us with both bright colour and square print patterns this summer on both trouser suits and maxi dresses. With such a bold look it’s best to keep your accessories to a minimum because the colour and pattern will be standing out enough on it’s own, without an over-load of accessories.
The Gucci S/S 13 collection also featured yellow dresses and structured coats and I love the use of texture and layers seen at the Giambattista Valli S/S 13 catwalk collection which is really girly and would be great for a summer occasion.
You should invest in something yellow this summer whether its a maxi dress, blazer, floaty dress or even yellow skinnies, it has to be done.
Tangerine orange is also a summer colour that’s going to be everywhere! Invest in this colour this summer, even if it’s a handbag or shoes and colour-block it like Solange did with yellow.
Versace also had the tangerine look down to a T in their S/S 13 collection. Victoria Beckham’s collection also featured tangerine, as did the Carolina Herrera and Zac Posen S/S 13 collections.
Head-to-toe tangerine does look the best with a tan but, it’s just as easy to wear as a separate block of colour and my favourite is a blazer over a white like the Victoria Beckham catwalk look.
Whatever your style this summer make sure you add some colour to your wardrobe and stay on-trend with yellow and tangerine.