Fashion Focus: Say it with colour

Mary Katrantzou Spring Summer 13

Mary Katrantzou Spring Summer 13

With all the unpredictable weather we have been having lately, Sharon Irvine, shows that you can still dress for any weather eventuality in this seasons hottest prints…

So far this spring we have had a random mix of weather with everything from sleet and snow to the usual torrential showers and occasional blink of sunshine.

Our wonderfully unpredictable Fermanagh weather often leaves us unsure of what to wear from day to day because one minute we need to wrap up from cold winds and rain and the next minute we could be in our summer dresses and sandals.

However, despite our strange weather patterns there are lots of fabulous patterns, prints and colours to choose from this spring and summer to brighten up our lives.

Pastel Delights

Soft pastel shades are always a spring favourite and I particularly love mint greens, powdery blues and especially soft pinks which remind me of cherry trees in bloom.

This season pastel shades can be seen in abundance in sophisticated shapes and lady like paired down perfection. Think pastel coloured tweed, pencil skirts, cute cardigans, floaty dresses and lace.

Hot tropics

The summer may not be hot but you certainly will be in the selection of hot tropical shades available at the moment.

Think 1970s glam with sassy jackets, flared trousers, bold shirts and poppy city shorts.

The great thing is you can mix and match the shades or wearing one shade from head to toe also works a la Gucci SS13.

Blooming Fabulous

As Miranda Priestly from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ stated florals for Spring aren’t exactly ground breaking, however if you flash and clash them then you really are on to something.

What is ground breaking though is the massive selection and array of colours which all fall under the category ‘floral print’ and clashing them is the way to go.

For example why not try teaming a ditzy floral print top with a bold digital print floral skirt or trousers.

SciFi Print

Scifi and digital prints have hit the high street with a bang ever since they were introduced to the catwalks by innovative young designers such as Mary Katrantzou, who has unleashed fabulous Faberge egg style prints as well as opulent almost royal looking prints.

The London look innovative digital prints have certainly taken the fashion world by storm and the great thing is you can make a statement just by wearing them as they are.

Glamazon Safari

On first glance you would be forgiven for thinking this is more of an autumn winter look due to the dark colours and almost autumnal prints however utility elements with an exotic edge can look very summer chic when worn in the right way and with the right accessories.

Team camo print dresses with gladiator sandals and sunglasses or snake print tunics with bare legs or jeggings for a relaxed casual look.

Monochrome magic

Probably the look of the season so far monochrome is everywhere at the moment and it’s not just solid black and white mixed and matched it’s also polka dots, stripes, checks, zebra print, paisley print and everything in between.

The fabulous thing about black and white is that it goes with almost anything so mix it up and add a pop of colour for the ultimate original look.

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