Spring is here, summer is coming and with it, the appealing prospect of gatherings, after-work celebrations and barbecues by the beach. But after so many months of wet, gloomy weather (and all the waterproof jackets and chunky winter boots that came with it), now’s the ideal time to refresh those key essentials for warmer weather, with a few statement pieces to boot (or sandal).
This season is bursting with bold, polished looks that will effortlessly take you from work to dinner; versatile garments that look just as chic dressed up with heels as they do paired with denim. It’s time to go big on colour and keep everything else simple. So just how do you make these looks work? We asked the senior fashion buyer from Farmers for their expert styling tips.
What are the colours to wear right now?
Bold brights, solid colours, saturated colours — whatever you call them, they’re the vibrant hues that will be putting a pep in our step as the weather (hopefully, finally!?) warms up and dries out. These are tones that make you feel happy; they’re sunny and bright. From dresses to culottes and shirts, there’s a green for everyone in the Farmers range, depending on the tone best suited to you, whether it’s emerald, jade, apple or lime. Blues are also popping through, with classic navy in tailored linen suiting for men, and brilliant azures in womenswear conjuring memories of seaside holidays — think of the ocean somewhere like Sardinia, a really beautiful, crystal clear, bright blue.
Likewise the hot pinks that Barbie-mania reignited are still going strong, but as summer blooms, we’ll see them soften into a tone closer to orchid, (with more of a pinky-purple hue), and veer into vibrant corals. But the shades of the season have to be