So you have survived what was officially the most depressing day of the year. According to experts, the combination of horrible weather, financial strains and a clutch of broken new year’s resolutions made Monday of this week 2011’s official day of despair. So thank fashion for giving us something to look forward to! As we drag ourmiserable winter bodies out of bed, the catwalk and the red carpet is showcasing an abundance of colour and outfits so bright and cheery they make it hard not to crack a smile on even the gloomiest of days. Colour is going to be HUGE this spring and the more the better so, if you are feeling a little fashion forward, you can get started on this key trend by introducing little flashes of colour to your wardrobe right now.
You can ease your way into the new colour trend by brightening up a plain outfit with a pair of bold coloured tights. Pamela Mann is a good place to start for all the colours of the rainbow. For the widest range of colours available you can start with the Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights. MyTights.com currently stocks this product in 37 different shades so there has got to be something you like. For a more solid colour effect, and a touch more warmth for nippy evenings, we also recommend Pamela Mann’s coloured tights in an 80 and 120 denier. Wolford have a range called ‘velvet de luxe’, so if you want to incorporate luxury and quality alongside colour, have a look at our wolford velvet de luxe admiral tights (admiral is a fabulous navy-blue colour).
Once you have your colour training wheels off, you may be ready to move onto something a little more challenging by ditching those safe neutrals altogether. When it comes to this trend, everything you know about colour is wrong. Red really does go with pink and hot pink looks great with orange. Mixing blues and greens can work together and the brighter the better! These “clashing” colours have been all over the Spring Summer catwalks. Get know Jonathan Aston (another brand that is synonymous with rich, bright colour) and his 40 denier tights which come in a huge array of vibrant colours. They are your friends.
Once the weather warms up you can still use your legs as a canvas for all those bright colours. Coloured sheer tights can be hard to come by. If you have ever lain awake at night wondering where you would find a pair of Daffodil Yellow sheer tights, then Jonathan Aston has come to the rescue with his range of Coloured Sheers in eye-popping colours. They will give a more subtle effect than the block colour you get from the opaques and may be a good place to start for the nervous colour mixer.
Finally, and I’ve saved the best of the trends for last, neon is going to be a making a comeback this Spring/Summer. A flash of neon will certainly blow the cobwebs off next season’s wardrobe but, I have to admit, that it is a trend that must be treated with respect to avoid the 80s teenager look. When teamed with subtle neutrals, a pair of neon coloured tights provide an eyecatching contrast that will freshen up your look ready for summer. Pamela Mann’s 50 and 80 Denier coloured tights come in the brightest of fluorescent shades including highlighter pen bright pink, orange and green.
The time to truly cast aside those chunky knits and those dull winter greys may seem like a long way off but you can inject a little early summer into your wardrobe with brightly coloured accessories. If you ease yourself in now you will be a colour mixing master by the time spring rolls around so say no to grey and reach for the bright!
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