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Trend Spotlight: ideas to inspire

Trend
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summer
of colour

This year statement colour is the go-to trend for the warmer months. Update your wardrobe by adding bright tones, either as a whole outfit or just a subtle highlight, says William Oliver

COLOUR BLOCK: BUILD A BOLD AND CONSIDERED SUMMER WARDROBE

Accessible and easy to wear, primary shades were splashed across the spring/summer 2014 catwalks. Colour-blocked outfits – as seen at (below, from left) Kenzo, Paul Smith and Calvin Klein Collection – look great on sunnier days. Use darker hues as the base and add one bright piece so the outfit doesn’t look too busy

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SHORT STORY
Great for the beach, vibrant swimming shorts feel laid-back but stylish. Add a contrasting polo shirt to move from sand to city

RETRO COOL
North Coast Sunglasses
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ALL BRIGHT NOW
Layering up different shades is flattering for all body shapes, and means no single colour takes over the look

ACCESSORISE RIGHT: INJECT INDIVIDUALITY INTO YOUR WORK UNIFORM

Adding a bright holdall, wallet or belt is an easy way to update a more traditional work suit. Try accessories in bolder tones than you might normally choose for a subtle yet firm nod to the trend

COBALT BLUE

The popularity of this shade continues into summer. It looks great against light grey

WORK AND PLAY
A statement wallet is a great investment buy; it will add a healthy dose of personality and works for on- and off-duty ensembles

BRIGHT TOUCH
Autograph Leather Belt
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CODE RED
A vibrant belt worn with a dark suit is a great way to create contrast and add interest

KEEP IT SIMPLE: ADD A BRIGHT ACCENT FOR A SOPHISTICATED TAKE ON THE TREND

If the idea of working full-on colour into your wardrobe seems daunting, go for a subtle accent, such as a layered knit or T-shirt, as seen at Burberry and E Tautz. It will add energy to a pared-back outfit

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STANDOUT STYLE
Set a single piece in a statement colour against your everyday palette for a smart, simple update

ON THE CATWALK
Burberry (above) worked subtle but impactful colour into its collection this season

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Photos: Alberto Badalamenti / Stylist: Dan Blake / Grooming: Kota Suizu / Models: Chris Doe at Select, Tyler at PRM Agency

OVER THE TOP
Bright off-duty pieces keep things relaxed and will give your look an effortless feel

SUNSHINE YELLOW
North Coast Cotton Slim-Fit Sweater
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SMART CASUAL

Vibrant knits and relaxed tailoring feel refined and, at the same time, fresh and modern

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