The outlook is bright. Add more mood-boosting shades, from geranium red to on-trend pink, to your everyday wardrobe with these easy-to-recreate spring outfits
The best antidote to winter-wardrobe fatigue is peppy new spring arrivals, starting with these bright-red straight-leg trousers. Styled with a tobacco-brown blazer and a retro slogan tee, it’s the kind of effortlessly confident outfit that will work just as well for a casual meeting as it will for brunch with friends. Consider red trousers the red lipstick of your wardrobe: the quickest way to add life to an otherwise understated outfit.
Think pink isn’t for grown-ups? Think again. From Salvatore Ferragamo to Kenzo, sophisticated all-pink ensembles graced the catwalk for spring/summer 2019, demonstrating the contemporary appeal of the striking hue. A softly tailored silhouette tempers the playfulness of pastel pink, while a lightweight, stone-coloured mac grounds the palette. Complete the look with a covetable ring-handle bag.
With its connotations of confidence and dependability, blue is the perfect colour for the office, but don’t just save it for weekdays. Amplify its appeal for the weekend by switching navy for this season’s bolder shades and pairing with relaxed silhouettes and soft textures, such as this tan suede skirt. Think cool, calm and collected, but effortlessly chic, too.
Resistance is futile – you’re going to be wearing a lot of purple this season, whether you opt for low-key lavender or a daring jewel tone. Purple looks clean and modern when paired with a crisp white shirt: consider it your first port of call if you’re dabbling in the trend for the first time. Add striped shorts and sandals if you’re jetting off for a sun-dappled mini break (lucky you) or ecru utility trousers for transitional spring days.
Dip a toe into the trend without overwhelming your complexion by wearing some seriously head-tuning footwear: these sculptural-heel courts fit the bill nicely. Pair with a sporty red top (it’s all about go-faster stripes this season) and a cognac-hued midi skirt for a colour combination that is anything but expected. Introduce larger blocks of yellow as summer approaches.
Editor: Dulcie Emerson / Creative director: Nicola Rose / Photographer: Daniel Thomas Smith / Hair stylist: Ben Cooke
Make-up artist: Emma Kotch / Manicurist: Charly Avenell / Models: Caroline Winberg at IMG