How to Wear Colour with Confidence

Brights are beautiful: here are all the ways you should be embracing colour this season read more

Hands up if you’re guilty of wearing the colour black all too often? The short, cold, wintry days tend to mean that we reach for darker colours more regularly, which when we think about it, will do very little for boosting our January blues.

Adding vibrant pieces into your winter wardrobe can make you look (and feel) lighter and brighter in an instant. So today we’re talking through our top tips on mastering bright hues, by choosing this season’s must-have colour trends…

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Mad for Mimosa

Whether it’s lemon, canary, mimosa or mustard; a yellow blouse is a surefire way to bring some brightness into your everyday wardrobe. Yellow isn’t always the easiest colour to master, but when worn correctly you can really make a vibrant statement in time for spring. Feel your very best in yellow by teaming it with flattering colours… Navy is the perfect partner for these hues, as the two colours create a strong contrast that works effortlessly together. If you’re not ready to commit to full solid shade, our Pintuck Blouse makes wearing mimosa even easier; designed with an elegant print, the yellow hue is softened by the feminine floral pattern, creating a pretty look that’s versatile for all occasions.

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Hot Pink Heroes

If we haven’t convinced you that yellow is the one to try, let us introduce you to another beautifully bright shade… Hot Pink is having a real moment right now, and rumour has it it’s going to be a big colour trend this spring. Many choose to avoid pink, for the fear of looking ‘too girly’, but styled well, the shade can create a flattering look that’s complimentary to many skin tones.

The trick to wearing hot pink is to team it with dark colours. Black and navy are the perfect combinations, that allow all of the attention to remain with your one statement colour. Adding too many patterns and prints can be an overwhelming mix, that’s why we’ve kept our designs simple with subtle stripes and relaxed checks. Featuring a small ‘Love Laura’ heart in every corner, our Bardot Check Top is perfect for creating a timeless pretty in pink look.

How to Wear Colour with Confidence | Laura Ashley Blog

Beautiful Blues & Pops of Colour

Blue is right up there with one of the easiest colours to wear, and incorporating it into your existing wardrobe is a lot easier than it seems… You can effortlessly style a printed blue dress with that timeless brown or camel topcoat you’ve had for years. Make use of the items already in your wardrobe and use a mix of colour and neutrals to your advantage.

If you’re feeling inspired to go colour crazy, our Navy Spot Print Dress looks beautiful teamed with our best selling Blazer in the new shade of mimosa yellow. Bold and bright, this outfit will be sure to make a statement wherever you go.

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Colourful Coral

Last but not least, let us introduce to you the Pantone colour of the year; Living Coral. A vibrant peachy-pink shade, described as “buoyant, vibrant and effervescent”. Coral is predicted to dominate the design and fashion industry throughout 2019.

Many will wait until the summer months to feel confident in trying this trend, but those early-adopters will put their most fashionable foot forward and embrace the trend early. Introducing coral to your knitwear collection is the easiest way to welcome this gorgeous tone at this colder time of the year. Woven with a washed coral yarn, our two-tone Bardot neck jumper combines texture and colour in a contemporary look. Take on the new season with effortless style and comfort in the ultimate colour of the year!


Which colour trend will you be trying out? Tweet us @lauraashleyuk or comment below!

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