For those that want to indulge in one of this summer’s biggest trends, but aren’t feeling ready to dip their toes into the sea of Aztec and animal prints currently doing the rounds on the high-street, then the new season palette may be just what the doctor ordered. This summer’s cool ice cream shades come in pastel hues of pink, blue and yellow. Washing over every item imaginable from romantic dresses, to the teeniest of shorts, to headbands and bags, candy-sweet colours have never looked so good. I adore this trend especially for the blonds among us. It works great with your delicate lighter colouring. For ladies with dark or sallow skin beware. Go for the warm lemons and corals over pale and dusky pinks and blues. A great way to work this look is through a pair of skinny jeans. Always remember it doesn’t matter what colour you opt for from the waist down. It’s up against your face that you’re likely to get gasps of ‘not very much sleep last night then’?
Ease yourself into the trend with choice accessories and build up from there. Mixing and matching different colours is perfect (dusky pinks with dusky blues). In fact it is much better than going for two different shades of the same colour, a feat similar to the dreaded double-denim disaster. There are a couple of shops on the high street that are really embracing this trend with great success. Check out the collection in Mint Velvet in House of Fraser and Arnotts. It is awash with candy colours and soft tailoring to boot. I also loved Marks and Spencer’s for some very smart and girlie blouses like this gorgeous lilac number. For denim take a look at the soft pink option from Next in the gallery below. TOP TIP We all know how hard it is to get a great fit with denim so if you do want to opt for a high trend pair for summer the fit is paramount as you will be more conscious of your bum in a pair like this so don’t settle until you find the right fit!
Similarly, as we wouldn’t indulge in a 99’ Flake in the bleak winter months, this is one trend that will sadly disappear with the last of the summer wine. So pick a colour, or two, or three, and make the most of these jolly shades before they curdle (bad pun I know but had to be done!).