Last Updated on 20th October 2013

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.


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