The return to spring fashion always brings with it a welcome warmth and freshness after a drab post-Christmas period. Believe it or not the hottest shades for the coming season are something that fashion experts are planning for months if not years in advance. So what does Spring 2016 hold in store for us colour wise and how do we choose an on trend palate that is flattering to our body shapes? Pantone, the leading authority on colour has released its top ten colour trendy outfits for Spring 2016 and this year is all about relaxed hues and bright bolds. Check out these key colour trends and the most flattering ways to wear them below.
What could be more uplifting than a shot of golden sunshine to add a little happiness to your outfit! Yellow is a highlighting colour so beware an all yellow ensemble that can make you look bigger than you are! Choose a splash of yellow in a cami top under a well cut blazer or choose yellow accessories for a pop of colour.
Slightly deeper that electric blue but with a little more depth than navy this is a super flattering shade than maintains an element of fun. Wear to the office as a long-line pinafore dress with a crisp white shirt for a clean and form flattering look.
A warm dusky shade that reminds us of glowing sun kissed skin this shade is the perfect choice for a spring wedding. Choose a flattering A-Line dress or skirt for a feminine look. Pair with grey or muted accessories for a pared down elegance.
A dusky lilac grey, this is a colour with serious cool appeal. The perfect colour for an off duty spring biker jacket or a soft knitted shawl this will pair with denim really well.
A subtle soft pink that is going to be uber gorgeous on blondes this shade looks great in chiffon and light cottons that reflect the delicacy of the colour. Try it in a midi skirt paired with a neutral fitted tee for a relaxed, elegant and slimming style.
A muted turquoise with grey notes this is perfect for lazing by the coast on a fresh spring day. This delicate colour would look great in a casual shirt dress. Team with an oversized brown belt for a stunning silhouette.
A bold Spanish red this a colour to be seen in. In contrast to a largely muted spring palate this shade is fierce and fiery. Choose a structured cocktail dress and pair with equally fierce red lipstick and heels for a knockout look on a hot date. Stick to form flattering fabrics to ensure you draw attention for all the right reasons!
This is a neutral with real attitude. The colour of an iced cappuccino this is a really flattering shade to wear head to toe. Try it in a cigarette pant with a loose blouse for utilitarian chic. Ensure you add show stopping heels for a sleek, streamlined look.
A bold fresh turquoise is the perfect thing to step out in this spring. Stick to a pop of this in your face shade in a statement top or skirt and embrace with emerald accessories for maximum impact.
Whichever of Springs sumptuous colours you embrace, choose flattering shapes, styles and dress to suit your unique body shape. We hope you have fun playing around with the Spring 2016 palate!