Spring is here and hopes of warmer weather spring eternal! The sale rails are finally clearing out and shops are filling with new trends and colours. So no better time for my Seasonal Colour Update where I take you through the shades you'll be seeing in the shops for the next few months and help you decide which ones will suit you best.
There are ten SS16 colour trends and experts Pantone describe the overall palette
as "vehicles that transport wearers to more tranquil, mindful environs"..."paying homage to the beauty of natural resources".
So here they are, along with a little inspiration on how to wear them.
Blush pink by it's more common name, think cherry blossoms, rose buds or flushed cheeks!
Perfect for those with lighter colouring, Rose Quartz looks best in soft fabrics worn with pastels like taupe, light grey or soft white. Just don't overpower it with dark colours. Super versatile, it can be worn with your silver, gold or rose gold jewellery.
Continuing the fashion and design community's love affair with orange tones for the past few seasons, this is a playful, warm colour. Wear it with navy, white, stripes or other SS16 shades such as Serenity, Rose Quartz or Lilac Grey.
Rose Gold jewellery is your best bet with this colour to add a glow to your outfit.
As the name suggests, this airy blue gives a feeling of calm and comfort. Fab with off-white, icy blue, Rose Quartz, Peach Echo and other SS16 colours like Iced Coffee and Lilac Grey.
Naturally better on lighter complexions, those of you with darker colouring could look washed out in this unless you liven it up with something bright like Snorkel Blue below.
Silver jewellery only.
A maritime blue that could be described as a light navy, it's clear, energetic and striking. Those of you who love bright colours can big it up with bright pinks, white or Buttercup or Flash Green below. Tone it down by teaming with black, Iced Coffee, Peach Echo or by wearing it with white in stripes.
Perfect for your brightest bling, diamonds, sapphires and silver.
Warm, happy, sunny. Think spring chicks. As with Snorkel Blue, it's best suited to those that can wear clear, unsaturated colour. If that's you, it'll be fab with Snorkel Blue/denim, Lilac Grey, Black, White or Monochromes.
Softer complexions will be better off using this as an accent colour or in their accessories.