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Colour up this fashion season

A model wears a We Are Handsome design down the runway during the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week in Melbourne earlier this month.
A model wears a We Are Handsome design down the runway during the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week in Melbourne earlier this month.

COLOUR and print. Those are the catchwords for everything fashion this spring and summer with bright neons mixing it up with vivid lip colours and statement jewellery pieces.

The catwalks and celebrity fashion plates are screaming with the latest trends including lace, dazzling prints and sheer pieces, so how do you decide on your essential must-haves.

Of course the most important thing is to dress to your shape and remember that trends are fleeting.

So stick to a few pieces that will make you quite fashionable this season without breaking the bank.

 

Colour

If you're a lover of bright colours then you are in luck.

Neon oranges, yellows and bright blues are jostling for space with reds and hot pinks as the weather hots up and are making their way into both clothing and accessories.

Block colour which we started to see at the end of last Summer is back and can be used for a fun edgy look.

Pastels, too, like cool mint greens are getting a decent run showing up in feminine pieces like soft blouses, scarves and summer dresses.

Try to not use too many bright colours or neons together. Instead, choose them to complement or lift neutral tones.

If such boldness scares you, opt for shoes, handbags or belts.

Prints

The warmer months always bring florals to the fore.

Delicate patterns can soften a very structured look while louder styles can add a sense of fun.

Floral jeans are a big trend this year. Team them with simple tops and denim jackets.

Animal prints, especially leopard remains quite popular.

Lace and crochet

Both delicate and chunky styles are in favour with designers also using them to embellish shoes and handbags. Dress them with bold colours for a dramatic effect.

Coloured jeans

Leave your blue jeans in the cupboard for next Winter and join the parade of hot reds, aqua, green, yellow, lavender and hot reds.

Pair them with plain T-shirts or dress them up with soft blouses and a blazer.

Shorts

This season they are comfortable and loose with wider waistbands.

Tailored cuffed shorts are on trend as are short shorts and straight knee toppers.

Add great flip flops or heels and you are good to go.

Sheer

Make a statement with see-through tops in luxurious satins and silks.

This takes some courage but can look good.

Sheer shirts and tops are usually teamed with skirts and peek-a-boo bras and you can also show some skin in long sheer skirts.

Don't forget to wear a bodysuit or tights to protect your modesty.

Colour blazers

Add eye-catching impact to a simple neutral dress or wear with your favourite jeans for bright fun look.

Dresses

Whether you go for bright vibrant prints that scream Spring or more chic cool styles, make sure you have a few dresses in your cupboard.

Elegant, summery maxi dresses are comfy and flattering. Pair with flats and chunky jewellery.

 

SHOES FOR THE SEASON

Wedges - these have been around for a couple of years but will be bigger than ever with plenty of low-heel varieties to choose from.

If you love sky-high wedges go for styles with platform soles which are trendy and help with balance.

Chunky high heels - A great option for those who are comfortable on stilettos and for women who need a bit of help.

Comfortable and easy to pair with casual outfits.

Colour and prints - Hues are the pick of the season with hot oranges, cool blues and greens and dark pinks tickling the fancy.

Floral prints whether in flats or a high sandal is also a must-have.

Texture - Footwear that combines usual materials with cork, rope and woven and textural accents will be a popular choice as it adds interest as well as allowing those who are scared of colour to still be quite trendy.

 

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