July 13, 2020 at 06:00AM
In difficult times, fashion can seem a little trivial and is hardly high on anyone’s list of priorities. In the first few weeks of staying at home, many of us lived in comfortable basics and stopped getting dressed properly. You’ve got to do what helps you through these times, so if you want to wear a dressing gown and slippers to take the bins out, then go for it, but others might find some comfort in wearing a ballgown to do their chores.
Clothes can impact your mood and make you feel ready for the day ahead, and so it’s unsurprising that after months of lockdown, many are returning to the clothes that make them feel happy. The one uplifting styling trick I keep seeing people turn to at the moment is experimenting with playful colour combinations. Last month, many participated in the
#instarainbowchallenge—an Instagram movement in which people wore jolly, vibrant outfits for one week.
Colour can, however, be intimidating to many, and so to help give you some ideas for how to wear bolder shades, here are some of our favourite vibrant outfits we’ve spotted over the past few months.
Style Notes: This pastel vintage patchwork shirt looks amazing with pale lemon trousers.
Style Notes: Just because you’re in your pj’s doesn’t mean you can’t play with colour. This pink Yolke silk set is as punchy as pj’s get.
Style Notes: Perhaps the easiest way to wear colour is to opt for a jolly printed midi dress.
Style Notes: Accessories are a great way to add colour, and these Arizona Love trekking Velcro sandals will liven up any outfit.
Style Notes: Playsuits and co-ords are an easy way to dip your toes into wearing colour, as you don’t have to think about what goes with what. Style Notes: When it comes to wearing colour, sometimes it pays to mix up unexpected brights, such as this yellow, purple and blue combo. Now is a time to experiment.
Style Notes: If block colours aren’t your thing, layer up clashing prints, such as these paint-splattered jeans paired with a floral shirt.
Style Notes: Pink and green can never be seen, except… We love how Karo styles her Who What Wear Collection pink jumpsuit with the lime-green bag.
Style Notes: Lime green is a trending hue this summer, and this silky wrap dress shows that it can look classic too.
Style Notes: Bright colours can be a great way to mix things up, and clashing prints take it up a notch. We love how Lucy has mixed florals with animal prints.
Style Notes: Mix and match colourful tailored pieces, like this grassy green blazer paired with lime green shorts.
Style Notes: Make a point of fruit-bowl dressing by wearing printed shirts with zesty prints.
Style Notes: If you’re a jeans-and–T-shirt kind of girl, then the simplest way to inject some colour into your at-home outfits is to throw on a rainbow-coloured knit.
Style Notes: This is an outfit Harry Styles is a fan of. Wear a Peter Pan collared shirt over a bright knit.
Style Notes: Opt for loungewear in cheery colours like this buttercup yellow.
Style Notes: There really are no rules when it comes to wearing colours in 2020, as it’s all about clashes, such as red shoes paired with bright-pink dresses.
Style Notes: Neons have been popular for several seasons, and this softer green shows that fluoro shades can be surprisingly approachable.
Style Notes: One great way to wear colour is to stick to neutrals, and add one bright colour with a statement item—such as this tangerine knit.
Style Notes: When in doubt, stick to one colour head-to-toe.
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2020.
Author Emma Spedding |
Selected by CWC