Mad About Hue Image by: Carlyle Routh
This spring, fashion welcomes a rainbow of bright hues and strong shades, with a few pastels peppered in for good measure. Get inspired by these simple playful ways to incorporate colour into your wardrobe.
Photography Carlyle Routh
Hair & Makeup Aniya Nandy/MOROCCANOIL/M.A.C Cosmetics/Plutino Group
Into The Blue
This season’s standout soft shade is sky blue. The key to mastering the delicate hue is to wear it in tougher iterations. Opt for structured fabrics and edgier shapes, like a moto jacket.
Verdant shades from seafoam to emerald hit the Spring 2018 runways, ensuring that you’ll find one perfect for you. If your skin has cool undertones, choose blue-based greens, like teal. If you have warm undertones, look for shades with yellow in them, like moss.
Blushing millennial pink isn’t going anywhere this spring. Embrace your girlie side by wearing it from head to toe; the monochromatic palette works day or night, polished or playful.
Intense? Yes. Wearable? Absolutely. To successfully wear orange, pair it with simple colours, like khaki, denim, white or navy. If you like prints, keep them monochromatic and graphic.
Fashion note: Forget basic black and khaki. Instead, liven up your outerwear with a bright
pop of colour.
Raincoat, $225, hunterboots.com. Sweater, $128, canada.frenchconnection.com. Michael Michael Kors Jeans, $195, michaelkors.ca. Earrings and two-finger ring, jenny-bird.ca. Third-eye ring, dolorousjewelry.com.
Yellow is an optimistic colour that will surely get you noticed. If you’re new to the sunny shade, try it in a trouser or skirt, then contrast it with a neutral top.
Fashion note: If you doubt your ability to pull off canary with your complexion, dial down the intensity by wearing a golden yellow instead.
Statement-making red is often associated with look-at-me appeal. But this season, it’s being worn less as a showoff shade and more of a confidence builder. Make a red dress wearable for everyday by layering it with denim.