Runway To Real Way Spring Trends – Citrus Brights

Runway To Real Way Spring Trends – Citrus Brights

The minute the sun peaked through the clouds this morning, my coat was left unbuttoned and the Hunter wellies were joyfully decreed not necessary for today’s school run.

With thoughts officially turning to spring and a real yearning for warmer weather,













Published - 01 February 2011

Runway To Real Way Spring Trends – Citrus Brights

The minute the sun peaked through the clouds this morning, my coat was left unbuttoned and the Hunter wellies were joyfully decreed not necessary for today’s school run.

With thoughts officially turning to spring and a real yearning for warmer weather, it’s time for a Spring Summer 2011 trend report… Runway to Real Way style.

 

Whilst I love to soak up every look that sashays down the catwalk and sigh over the sheer drama and beauty of it all, I’m always on the look out for key elements that would make the transition to a real wardrobe. And this season is no exception.

 

When picking and choosing from the trends they have to stack up in terms of longevity – if it’s expensive then it’s got to be something that will come out again and again. By the same token, if I fall in love with a piece that clearly won’t be around for more than a couple of seasons I would spend far less.

 

So off to a fresh start with a look that I’ve seen splashed across almost every magazine and Internet site already… 

 

 

Mentioning brights, particularly zingy orange, can send a lot of women running in the opposite direction. It needn’t be scary at all – just start out with one piece or add it in via an accessory. If orange really isn’t your colour then you might want to skip this one… but do try out the different shades before dismissing it entirely.

 

The Versace large leather trimmed rafia tote at Net-A-Porter is an absolute lust-worthy piece as is the Fine Weave Cashmere Scarf in Mandarin Orange currently on sale at Ocabini for £95. A coral coloured top such as this one from Dorothy Perkins would be perfect with jeans in the spring and neutral shorts when the sun hots up. 

 

Don’t forget make-up. Try a bold colour clash by picking a bright fuchsia hued lipstick that has slight orange tones. Pink Tipple by Cult GD is perfect. The texture is really soft and creamy; an essential for preventing dry-out flaking. Having been experimenting and wearing it whilst writing this I can personally vouch for this one! And for nails there are plenty of summer brights to choose from; Rococo at Space NK have a perfect zesty shade called Runaway. 

 

The tonal trend is great when applied to brights and for me, actually makes it feel less scary. Don’t think matchy-matchy - it’s more head to toe shades that compliment and blend seamlessly.

 

 

Try a dress such as the Diane Von Furstenberg Bec from Matches paired with these Carvela Azalia Peep Toe Platforms at Kurt Geiger - they look stunning together… and now I want them in my wardrobe! Just add a light summer glow, real or otherwise. 

 

Break up the brights by Colour Blocking. Simple easy flashes of tangerine either mixed with neutrals or colour clash it with other brights if you’re feeling brave.

 

 

A simple tank such as this one by Richard Nicoll, now £55.50 at The Outnet looks great with straight leg jeans and some trans-seasonal heels

 

Citrus brights aren’t scary at all – definitely a tangerine dream as opposed to a neon nightmare. 

 

 

 

 

 


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