We’ve slammed the door on winter and opened up our hearts and souls to spring. Warm weather! Cherry blossoms! COLOURFUL CLOTHES!
Unfortunately winter is having a hangover effect on my wardrobe, and I’m guessing it’s doing the same to yours, too. All I can see hanging there is black, grey, black and grey. If you need a little inspiration for how to splash some much-needed spring colour into your get-up, follow these three simple rules.
1. Start small.
Relax, no one’s expecting you to completely reject black clothing in favour of something that looks like Jackson Pollock’s had a red hot go at it.
Ease yourself in with some tasty little morsels of colour that add a glimmer of sunshine to your outfit.
The first port of call? Updating your glasses repertoire. As someone who wears specs every day, there’s no easier way to embrace spring than will some statement, colourful specs.
This September, you’ll find a whole range of Bold Colour frames at Specsavers and the beautiful part is your wallet will thank you for it. You can grab two pairs from $199 (and that includes standard vision lenses). When regular ol’ frames usually set me back close to $500 a pair, that’s a dead-set bargain. If you need a hand selecting, I love these blue Max & Co frames and these brilliant purples ones.
Max & Co have brought their A game with these blue beauties. Image: SpecSavers.
A five-second trick to making your outfit a little more spring appropriate? A slick of colourful lipstick. Try a bright pink or magenta (they make your teeth look whiter). I love Elizabeth Arden’s new Liquid Assets Colour Collection in Seductive Magenta, $32. The tapered brush top makes application easy peasy.
For anyone who doesn't have the budget to completely overhaul their wardrobe come spring/summer, updating with some key bright accessories will do the trick. Colourful woven clutches, bright sandals or heels and statement necklaces will make last season's haul look fresh and new.
Worn by the likes of Rebecca Judd and Samantha Armytage, Bell Frankie + Co jewellery will make your ears look as though they've given birth to rainbows. Try the Gigi dangly version in pink, $55.