COLOR TREND ALERT
Early this year Vogue published their list of Spring Summer trends of 2021, which included punchy primary colors as a go-to trend. We have been seeing bright color blocking since last year (In fact, color blocking has been around far longer than that) It comes as no surprise as we are all in desperate need of uplifting our pandemic-ridden moods and our human nature to always want a change (and a good change, think fashion revolutions after war) is often reflected in the clothing we choose to wear. From high-end to thrifting we can pick and choose the trends we want to style or what we feel best reflects our own personalities. In my case, (if you have been following me for long enough you would know that) I am exploring color. And my journey has been wonderful so far. I wore only neutrals just four years back. And don’t get me wrong, I still love neutral pieces and I continue to style them in my daily wardrobe. However, incorporating colors into my wardrobe has helped me in a lot of ways. And one of them is definitely about challenging my own perspectives in life.
The recent Spring Summer 2022 fashion weeks in London, New York and Milan proved there was a popular demand for vibrant colors. Amidst the drab concrete streets and crowds of photographers in front of show venues, the show attendees stood out in their bright greens, electric blues, fiery reds and yellows. Even on the runway designer collections were nothing short of vibrant and bright color presentations. I was quite surprised to see Richard Quinn start his runway with a bright solid red piece. A very bold and stark move from his signature floral head to toe prints.
HOW TO WEAR COLOR
If you feel hesitant to go all out in color yet you are curious to give it a try then you could start by incorporating a bright colored basic instead of your regular neutral colored basic. A blouse or shirt in a color that you are comfortable to try, perhaps a red and pair it with your black dress pants. Or it could be a long sleeved blouse with a bright color on the inside of your collar or sleeve fold to reveal a pop of color.
If you don’t want to wear bright clothing then accessories are always a playful yet smart choice, by pairing colorful bags, sunglasses or shoes with your daily attire. I believe the Versace SS22 show is a good example, right off the runway you see a plethora of ways to incorporate color. With your black silhouettes you could go for bright and bold heels. You could tie a colorful scarf to your black office bag or pair a bright print bag with your usual neutral tone attire. Color is not restricted to clothing and accessories, the world of beauty has been exploring all that is bright, shiny and glitters. From rhinestones to bold eye shadows you could go all out on the eye game. Fashion can be fun and you could always give these trends a try without breaking the bank.
I have collected a few images that would hopefully inspire your colorful side to come out and play.
(images via Vogue)