Winter’s muted tones are making way for seriously bold hues. We asked self-proclaimed colour addict, Lucy Nicholls of Shiny Thoughts, to choose her essential brights from Boden – and show us how she’d style them
I launched my blog Shiny Thoughts to celebrate style, travel and fun new things to do in London, all in colourful style. But even I – a total colour lover – can have a tendency to slip back into monotone jeans and T-shirts when feeling less than inspired. However, with some easy inspiration, we can all embrace a few more rainbow hues in our wardrobes this season.
Colourful workwear can be a daunting idea but sticking to two shades will give your ensemble a ‘put together’ feel without conforming to the suit. Stock up on trousers in every shade and match your bag accordingly. Next, coordinate the shoes and shirt so you create a strong but not over-the-top colourful work uniform.
Come the weekend, I’m straight into my comfiest essentials. Relaxed doesn’t have to equal boring, just swap your blue jeans for a coloured pair. Wear with a simple Breton T-shirt in any contrasting colour and a colour-pop cardigan to lift the look. I love a hint of sportiness so trainers are the easy option. Matched with a metallic rucksack (silver is so spring/summer 2015) and you’ve got a chic-but-chilled look.
Spring marks the start of events season so there’s no better time to try pastels. Whether its a low-key lunch with the in-laws or a more formal wedding, choose a colour (blue prevents it from looking too girly) and pair with a contrasting shoe. I picked out the white in a gingham skirt and wore it on top to neutralise my look. This statement coat works perfectly over a white dress if you want to pare the look down too. Accessorise with matching shades and a clutch for easy fashion kudos.
Need more colourful inspiration? See more of Lucy below.