With the days of Barbicore long behind us, vivid pinks have now given way to neon colours. Summer 2023 promises to be loaded with eye catching silhouettes as fluorescent shades of yellow, green and blue flood the runaways. So get your sunglasses ready and prepare for sensory overload.
HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT COLORS
All too often we’re afraid of adding colour into our wardrobe. Questions like, “will this colour look good on me?” or “what will I wear with this?” wrack our brains. Don't get overwhelmed by the process. Start looking at colour as being your best friend, and always remember that a little colour never hurt anybody.
Dressing in bright colours doesn’t have to mean flashy. A little burst of colour even in the subtlest of ways can have a great effect. Keep in mind that incorporating vibrant colours will not only revamp your wardrobe, but improve personal style and boost your mood.
If you’re not ready to dress head to toe in vibrant colours, then start off with adding in accessories that will make your outfit pop. Colour is meant to enhance your look, not make you look garish. If worn correctly, bright colours can take an outfit from zero to one hundred. I like to upgrade my personal style with brightly coloured shoes and handbags, or even a statement piece like a dress. The key is adding colour in ways that make you feel comfortable and emanate your personal style. Don’t be afraid to mix different hues. Be playful.
FASHION TREND IDEAS SUMMER 2023
Rhinestones are one of this season's biggest and hottest trends. Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives, and Bottega Veneta delivers just that. Allow yourself to shine with the mini Jodie. The vivid shade of aquamarine make this bag an excellent addition to any evening attire, and can upgrade an outfit from day to night.
This chic yet simple shoulder bag by Jacquemus is elegant with a twist. Le Bisou Mosqueton in acid yellow tucks neatly under the arm, and dons a sleek gold handle. It can be worn anytime, and the price point won't break your pockets.
Fashionista's just can't seem to get enough of Kelly green. Prada's mini bag makes a great everyday accessory plus it can be worn effortlessly. The discrete and unfussy style make it a wonderful choice for minimalists, and will have all eyes going green with envy.
Elegance meets simplicity all in one clutch. The mini Flamenco in cyan is bold yet understated. A formidable addition to any wardrobe, this clutch will add a dose of vibrancy without being over the top.
What would an outfit be without a pair of sunglasses? If you want to make a statement, try these cool but quirky flower sunglasses by Loewe. With these bright yellow sunglasses you're sure not to go unnoticed.
The Ciara sunglasses by Karen Wazen tick all the boxes. They are cool, sleek, vibrant, and a definite must have. These fun frames combine two of this summer's hottest colours. If you want to be on point with the latest trends, add these sunglasses to your look.
Cut out dresses are big this summer. This lime green number by Gauge81 is short, light, and gives the feeling of effortless style. The Tokai dress is a stylish and sexy robe that can be worn both day and night. If you love to show off your legs, then this dress is an obvious pick.
Fringing has taken on a new meaning this season. No longer associated with bohemian culture, fringing has taken on an elegant appeal. If ever there was a dress that embodied the modern take on fringing then it would be the Hansel gown by Cult Gaia. This simply cut gown exquisitely embellished with fringe falls gracefully, making it a piece to remember.
Revolve Clothing's take on a classic body con dress in neon yellow. The thigh high slit along with subtle side ruching add an element of seduction. Heads are sure to turn with this show stopping piece.
A symbol of 1980's fashion, ruching has made its way back to the runway once again. Predominantly used in skirts and body con dresses, ruched detailing is an unavoidable trend this season. This slinky dress by Norma Kamali screams opulence at its most fundamental level. Easy to wear, the Diana dress is fashionably effortless.
The Cheope mule in PVC stimulates the senses, and leaves you dreaming of exotic waters in distant territories. This elegantly structured triangular wedge heel moulded in gradient blue PVC is fun, edgy, and can compliment almost any outfit.
Hit the pavement in these 70's inspired platform sandals by Si Rossi. The multi-strap design, sculpted heel, and neon yellow satin fabric make these shoes an absolute eye-catcher.
Amina Muaddi has returned this season with the classic Begum sling. Crafted in green PVC with a stiletto martini heel and adorned with crystal embellishments, these sling backs are fit for a princess.
Have a night on the town in the Attico's Venus sling back. The flamboyant hue of acid yellow, classic pointed toe design, and wrap around ribbon straps make purchasing these shoes a no-brainer.
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