Spring is just around the corner, and we’re counting down the days until the official first day of Spring. So you know what that means, ladies. It’s time to pack away your navy, grey, brown and black, and embrace a whole new wardrobe of colour!
Of course, some of us are bolder than others, and we all have different tastes. For some, we wear bright colours all through the winter, cos we just don’t give a damn. For others, the thought of wearing bright nail varnishes and shocking lipsticks is just about as much as we can take, let alone statement florals, pastels and neons.
So, here you have three simple ways to inject a bit of life (and by life I do, of course, mean colour) into your Spring wardrobe. And the beauty of all of these is you can go as loud, or as subtle as you like.
Everyone loves accessories, and we all know that no outfit is truly complete without them. If you’re a little apprehensive when it comes to wearing a lot of colour, accessories can be a great place to start. However, if you love colour and couldn’t feel more comfortable in it, then accessories can add a whole extra dimension of colour to your look. Also, let’s not forget money. Of course, hitting the high street for a whole new Spring wardrobe is simply not a luxury that most of us have, but pick up a few new accessories, and not only will you transform last season’s clothes into hot-off-the-press looks, but you’ll actually feel like you have an entire new wardrobe for a mere fraction of the cost.
If you’ve exhausted your standard accessories and want to make a slightly bigger statement, then there’s your excuse for a new pair of shoes. We all love shoes, and they are a great way to make a colourful statement without taking you a step too far outside your comfort zone. And if you’re not into your stilettos, fret not. Dozens of styles of flats, even trainers if that’s your bag, are available in a rainbow of colours to get you feeling colourful. What better way to give yourself happy feet this Spring!
Now, colourful make up, especially when you’re not used to it, can be pretty scary. The trick is to practice at home first. Literally everyone can look great with a bright eyeshadow or lip colour, but it’s about finding the right colour for you, and finding a colour palette you feel comfortable using. There’s no reason you can’t spend every day looking and more importantly feeling a million dollars, and what better way to achieve this than to treat yourself to some real, high end make up. Quality is the key here, as cheap bright make up will look, well, cheap. Lip tints and powdered eye shadows are a good starting point as you can use as much or as little as you like, and layering is always an option. Just promise us one thing: get creative and have fun!