This beautiful weather has inspired us to inject a cloud of colour into our drab wardrobes because, in case you hadn’t noticed, summer’s shades are nothing if not explicit.
But whilst a splash of yellow here or a punch of pink there is fine, we’ve gone daring in the colour department, inspired by the runways of Jil Sander and Prada to add a rainbow palette to just about every part of our wardrobe.
Unsure how you can pull off this trend like the pros? We’ve picked our favourite pieces that’ll give you a lesson in colour blocking without looking like you got dressed in the dark.
From striking separates to wearable accessories and single, statement-making dresses, here’s our favourite brights and lights that are perfect to to pack a punch with this season.
The easiest way to colour block is to choose a statement dress that does the hard work for you. Sure, it may feel a little like cheating, but let’s not moan about making style simple. The green, blue and white stripes on Karen Millen’s shirt dress make it perfect for summer garden parties.
Karen Millen graphic stripe shirt dress, £190, available at Karen Millen. BUY NOW!
Crayola coloured heels are a hot buy for this bright blocking trend. Topshop has done a brilliant job in making statement footwear easy with its espadrille wedges in clashing pink and orange. Team with a neutral dress for balance and sizzling spring style.
Colour block espadrille wedge, £50, available at Topshop. BUY NOW!
Cobalt blue is having a moment, and Reiss’ Gilda trousers were made for fun in sunshine. Team them with a crisp white shirt, a skinny belt and pared-down sandals for city-stomping cool.
Reiss royal blue trousers, £110, available at Reiss. BUY NOW!
It may be cute and girly, but this season’s pink packs a punch. If multi-coloured heels aren’t your go-to, these Kurt Geiger heels are the perfect way to catch that cute guy’s eye. Bright and beautiful they’re the perfect statement accessory.
Kurt Geiger pink platforms, £220, available at Kurt Geiger. BUY NOW!
A clever way to add colour to evening outfits is via a cool crayola clutch. This Marc Jacobs version fuses orange and pink (our fave colour combination) with glam gold hardware for elegance with edge. It’ll do wonders for a dark dress and add pizazz to off-duty style.
Marc Jacobs Singapore leather clutch, £850, available at Matches. BUY NOW!
The Queen looked radiant in canary yellow at the royal wedding, and whilst we love her head-to-toe colour choice, a simple piece is all it takes to shine! This dijon chiffon top by Malene Birger more than cuts the sartorial mustard. Be daring and team it with clashing colours or play safe with pastel neutrals instead.
Don’t forget your fail-safe accessories, but make sure they’re bright enough to stun. This pink pleated scarf from Nina Ricci will make a chic splash.
Nina Ricci pink pleated scarf, £219, available at mytheresa.com. BUY NOW!