Want to introduce some colour into that dowdy wardrobe? Colour blocking is one of summers biggest trends and done correctly can be an easy way to update any tired outfit. If you’re not quite ready to take on the fluro mish mash as sported by a certain Miss Cole (ahem), we have taken the hard work out for you and come up with an idiots guide to all things bright, bold and in Cheryl’s case, mismatching.
Do not be scared of colour, this trend isn’t just about looking like you’ve stepped out of a kaleidoscope. If you prefer to tone it down for the office you can achieve the same effect through a block coloured shift dress and stripes or prints in tonal shades of nude and brown, or stick to failsafe monochrome for a classic interpretation.
Accessories work really well if you only intend to flirt with this trend and can’t promise any long term commitment. Whether it’s a chunky heel, oversized tote bag or cute hair piece don’t be afraid to go big, this is the area where you can really take it to the extreme. The same goes for make up, add an acidic hue to the eye socket or pop of bright colour with a lipstick or nail polish. Here at HoF we absolutely love Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique in hot pink shade ‘Shalimar’, and Deborah Lippmann’s celebrity lust-have nail polish in, ‘Girls just wanna have fun’.
Got some downtime? Make a statement in coloured denim and get yourself down to your nearest HoF to pick up a pair coloured Levi’s, exclusively available in blue, red or yellow. Take a hint from Alexa Chung and team with a grunge inspired t-shirt, printed scarf and boyish style brogues. Fancy yourself as more of a glamour puss? Take the trend to new heights like Kim Kardashian with a tailored blazer and sky high heels.
However you decide to wear it, get your co-ordinated self out there and paint the town.