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COLOUR ME HAPPY:

HOW TO STYLE YOUR BASICS

Winter fashion fatigue kicking in? Whether you love rainbow brights or pretty pastels, try these vibrant styling tips to boost your basics

Sing the blues

Loungewear remains firmly at the top of the style list for spring/summer 2022. Upgrade your basics for the new year by choosing a lounge set in a bold, saturated hue. A comfy hooded sweater and sweatpants combination is a tried-and-tested outfit option for working-from-home days or running errands. Restyle yours by layering a white long-sleeved top underneath for contrast at the cuffs and hem. Not just for duvet days, this eye-catching cobalt blue lounge set can be dressed up with chunky Chelsea boots and a cross-body purse for an on-point weekend look.

Pastel perfection

After months of dreary grey skies, it's time to sweeten up our closets with a serving of mood-boosting colour. Show off a pastel yellow sweater by teaming it with a longline sleeveless gilet in cream – playing with layers is our favourite way to shake up the basics. A neutral gilet made with Thermowarmth, a weighted padding, will keep you toasty while proving easy to pair with sugary shades. Topped with a bubble gum-pink beanie hat and purse, you'll be ready to take on early spring adventures in style.


Get kitted out in khaki

Rethink layering with a colour-block mindset, a simple way to inject personality to cold-weather outfits. This khaki-green combination is a subtle way to tap into the head-to-toe look thanks to the versatile, suits-all shade. Strike the perfect balance by slipping a sky-blue sweatshirt under a padded jacket – warmth is still a priority, after all – and team with coordinating sweatpants. Finishing touches like knitted accessories, turned-up cuffs and statement boots will take the look from safe to standout.

Colour-pop coats

Who isn’t tired of their go-to winter coat by January? Rather than throwing on your outerwear as an afterthought, consider your coat an integral part of your winter look. A colourful coat acts as a breath of fresh air for your wardrobe, whether you opt for parma-violet lilac, bubblegum pink or sherbet lemon. Mix things up with an animal-print hoodie and your favourite pair of sweatpants for an outfit you'll reach for on run-around days.


Words: Michelle Chai

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