Spring/Summer fashions are urging us to move away from winter clothes but the recent cold weather is making it difficult to make the wardrobe transition. Dressing between seasons presents a few challenges, particularly from winter to spring as we are longing to wear more colour and shed a few layers.
The film and TV world seem to be dealing with this by wearing a great deal of black and white, which is terribly uninspiring. Monochrome is one of the key trends for Spring Summer 2013, but our wardrobes need a bit of a boost!
There is no doubt it’s a challenging time of year for looking good and black and white can look fabulous, but right now we need a bit of perking up. We want to look more vibrant, feel positive and shake off that winter pallor and black just doesn’t do it.
Wearing colour makes a difference even if it’s a plain colour top under a jacket, a shirt collar poking out, a scarf or a statement bag. Just one shot of colour is all that is need and the closer to your face the better. This will lift your look and your mood! Need proof that it works? See Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globes 2012. She wore a Versace dress in ivory with a bold red panel across the neckline and teamed it with red lips and handbag to match. She looked stunning.
It’s true, Angelina always looks good because she is a good-looking woman, but the injection of red against neutral ivory made her look exceptional (the shiny fabric and contrasting shades also work perfectly with her contrasting bright eyes and dark hair). She outshone everyone, hands down, which is particularly interesting for a woman who frequently wears black.
So, go on – try some colour – you don’t need to spend a fortune, but investing a coloured top, or scarf will instantly add a boost to your Spring wardrobe. For more information on colour analysis and to see what colours suit you best check out www.imagematters.ie/personal