When it comes to colour, there are a few specific shades dominating the new-in sections of our favourite stores. Winter seemed to last forever, which made many of us stick to same-y darker hues, but now even the subtlest hits of sun, not to mention the glorious heatwave, have us on continuous lookout for brighter, vibrant pieces. We’re going to let you in on which sections of the colour wheel you should be focusing your attention on for spring/summer 2018.
You need only look to influencers and street style stars, who (always one step ahead) are already wearing head-to-toe brights. We’re particularly taken by eye-catching orange and bright citrus yellow, both of which are especially mood-lifting. We’ve already been shouting about the rise of The Great Green Dress that’s selling out everywhere—but really, any emerald shade will do the trick. Bright reds, yellows and pinks make a statement, but there are also more muted offerings in greens and lilacs. Keep scrolling to shop our favourite pieces in all of the colours of the season.
Red was the number one colour for winter 2017, and it's staying put for another six months (at the very least). This is a shade that really works when worn all at once, and best of all, it suits all skin tones.
You'll wear this straight into autumn.
These look so comfy.
This will see you through every season.
No one will ever guess these aren't designer.
@wethepeoplestyle; PICTURED: Jessie Bush wearing a Merchant Archive dress and 3.1 Philip Lim jacket
Come September, you’ll notice this blue everywhere, and it’s already quickly creeping into our wardrobes. If it’s a key colour for Ganni, you know it’s going to be big.
Adoring the idea of this with a white tee and jeans.
Trending blue, a wrap style and a bow? We’re sold.
What is it about circular handles that makes us 10 times more drawn to a bag?
Layer over summer dresses when the weather turns.
@alwaysjudging; PICTURED: Courtney Trop wearing an MGSM suit
Orange can be a little tricky, but this softer sunset shade is one to pack in your holiday suitcase.
Stand out from the crowd.
The perfect pick-me-up accessory, no matter the weather.
Taking the theme literally.
A key shade + animal print trend. All boxes ticked.
Floral green skirts and dresses keep selling out everywhere, proving that this is a colour fashion girls are getting behind. This Topshop one is high up on our wish lists.
This looks way more expensive.
Super flattering, and perfect for solving all wedding guest outfit dilemmas.
@alicezielasko; PICTURED: Alice Zielasko wears an oversized Eudon Choi blazer
Pink will be nothing new to you, stylish readers—that’s one trend that isn’t showing any signs of dwindling in popularity.
Er, hi there, Boden!
This season’s key bag.
Go full co-ord with these.
Hello statement boots.
@thestreetpie; PICTURED: Chriselle Lim wearing a Max Mara suit
Lilac is a shade most of us have avoided for years, but it’s a key trend for spring—and when it comes to products, trouser suits and handbags are the way to go.
An elegant, modern way to wear a pretty hue.
The soft tailoring trend done right.
Super cool, super comfy.
Pastels for the beach.
Yellow is another colour many are scared of. However, we expect you’ll see sunny dresses at every single wedding this summer.
Just add a white tee.
You'll love this forever.
All the folksy vibes.
This will brighten your autumn wardrobe too.
Get some colour in your wardrobe pronto.
This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.