Bright colours and prints are everywhere this season. Shorts, shirts, skirts, dresses – you name it, you’ll be able to find it in a bright colour. Although I am generally in favour of this trend, there are one or two pitfalls to wearing loud tones which I would like to point out to you in this article.
Wearing bright colours is to be applauded. If you have a tan, brighter colours look especially effective. However, if you are planning to wear several different colours in one outfit, it is a good idea to ensure that the colours match. So, bright blue shorts would need to be teamed with a yellow top. An orange t-shirt would look good with a purple maxi skirt. It’s just a case of picking and choosing your top and bottom halves, as well as your accessories, carefully.
Bright colours make a strong statement. ‘Look at me!’ they say. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a chunky necklace, drop earrings or an oversized bracelet as much as the next lady. These ones from www.newlook.com are particularly gorgeous. However, when you combine any one of these with a neon-coloured garment, you’re asking for trouble. It’s just sensation overload for the people who are going to look at you! Far better to choose one vibrant item and wear it combined with low key jewellery.
As above. Crazy or extravagant hairstyles are best left to simple dresses, or dressing up parties for that matter. Either rock your neons with sports shoes and casual hair, or choose a brightly coloured bodycon dress and killer heels, teamed with slicked-back hair, for a sexy evening look. Anything in between just looks wrong!
Only wearing one colour
Nobody wants to see an orange, an apple or a banana walking along the road. Either mix and match your colour choices, as mentioned above, or stick to black, white or neutral as a background for your vibrant coloured top, trousers or dress.
OK, a plastic bag or even a plastic raincoat can look quite cool. What does not work, however, is a dress, top or skirt made from plastic. Trust me, it just doesn’t look good! So when you are investing in your neon outfit, ensure you choose classy fabrics!
Skin tone complications
As a general rule, bright red, blue and green look good with paler skin tones. Bright orange, pink and yellow tend to work better with darker complexions. There are of course exceptions to this rule, but bearing it in mind when you go shopping may help you to come to the right conclusion.
By following these points, you should be able to pull off the bright colour look with no complications. If in doubt, ask for the opinion of a trusted friend. They should be honest enough to tell you if something works or if an ensemble looks not quite right. In the end, however, it is how you feel that matters.