I spent a happy few hours on Saturday researching the new trends that are slowly slowly making their way into the shops. The sales have stuck around for longer than usual this year so it's a welcome sight to see the new collections. There's lots of gorgeous hot colours and patterns around with orange being particularly strong again, so if you bought items in this tone last Summer, brilliant, get them out and start wearing them now.
If you're unsure of wearing such a bright colour here are a few facts about the pyschology of orange that might pursuade you to give it a try:
“The color psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange colored pen that we use (or a gorgeous handbag!). It radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life and is a great color to use during tough economic times, keeping us motivated and helping us to look on the bright side of life”.
- Empwer Yourself with Colour Pyschology
Back to fashion with flat blocked heel sandals (hurrah for comfort AND style) cropping up everywhere. Clark's had a few fab pairs that will look great with everything from skirts, to ankle grazers to rolled up jeans and a blazer. Florals are stronger than ever and split skirts of all lengths were popular too. Being a bit of a rock chic at heart, I'm always partial to a biker jacket and so was particularly drawn to H&M's hot pink style which means I can still have an edge, but a feminine one! It didn't make it home with me, but it has been playing on my mind ever since........
I couldn't photograph everything I saw and liked but here are a few items that will give your wardrobe a colourful boost without costing the earth.
a – Clark's
b – Oasis
c – BHS
d – Nine West
e - Clark's
f - Clark's
g – Oasis
h – H&M
j – H&M
k - H&M
l – Top Shop