If all these powerful prints and vibrant shades are too much for your wardrobe to handle, you’ll be pleased to know SS11 is no stranger to nudes and easy-wearing denim.

Following on from yesterday’s lesson in lady-like dressing and retro throwbacks, take time to indulge in something softer on the palette next season and look to these two trends as your spring style saviour.

New-season nudes


L-R: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chloe, Richard Nicoll

Next season’s chaotic colours seem to have had an adverse affect on some designers, who opted to simplify and pare-down their palettes for spring in favour of something decidely more delicate – and autumn’s camel fans will be pleased. From soft shades of sand at 3.1 Phillip Lim to fleshy tones at Chloe and fresh, high-gloss finishes at Richard Nicoll, second-skin stains make a subtle style statement. Want a tip? Try teaming with sweeps of black for a more directional approach.

Every-occasion denim


L-R: Derek Lam, Mulberry, Stella McCartney

Forget your fail-safe shorts (though not entirely, of course), spring’s got new ideas for denim next season – and it’ll crop up in just about every form imaginable. From chambray shirts to slack skirts via pinafore dresses and super-fine flares in between, spring’s denim is lightweight, luxe and ever-versatile. Take your cue from Derek Lam and double up, go frilly and feminine a la Mulberry, or swap stiff for slouchy like Stella McCartney – there’s a denim for every occasion next season. And, for extra points, work your denim with neutral tobacco tones for a cool, contemporary colour combination.

[Images: Style.com]

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