Key Colours SS15: Summer’s Hottest Shades

Our guide to the colours you need to know for spring

Now that the sun has finally decided to make an appearance, it’s time to give careful consideration to your summer colour vibe. The SS15 catwalks were awash with a plethora of beautiful hues to tempt you away from your wardrobe crammed full of normcore grey, which was all the rage for the autumn and winter months.

Sunny days are the perfect complement to more exciting colour combos and with the summer months come weddings, festivals, picnics, barbecues and more weddings: all great events to showcase your style credentials! And what better way to display your (I’ve been cutting the carbs) summer body than investing in a new outfit or three to get you through the season? Or even as just an excuse to freshen up your Instagram outfit selfie situ…

Looking bang on-trend is not just about your choice of colour(s), it’s about how you put them together, and the details, shapes, cuts you opt for that will really up your fashion kudos. This is our guide to the standout shades and key colours SS15 catwalks showcased:

Pearly Whites
The key to wearing this season’s freshest shade as seen here at Kenzo (L) and Joseph (R) is all in the detail and what counts is the craftsmanship: fine lace, delicate cutwork and broderie anglaise elevate these designs from pretty basics to infinitely precious pieces. Chloé, Valentino, Erdem and Louis Vuitton all sent out looks worthy of any special occasion. This attention to detail need not break the bank either: we love these high-street options from ZaraWhistles and Next.
Bold Choice
Brights do all the talking in the outfit stakes where colour is concerned, so wallflowers need not apply! The chicest way to put a SS15 spin on it, is to pair your standout pop of colour with black for an ultra-graphic, modern feel – best demonstrated in these enviable show stoppers from Céline (L) and Roksanda (R). Shop here for brights we like at TopshopBimba & Lola and Net-A-Porter.
Blush Crush
This subtle shade comes into its own worn in a relaxed sports way à la Balenciaga (L) & Stella McCartney (R). Channel your inner track star in parachute silks and mesh detailing to nail this look. Take a look at these options from MatchesDune and Filippa K.
Sherbet Dip
Girly and feminine pastels never fail to make an appearance on the spring catwalks and this season they were in abundance once again. We love this fresh take on the trend, mixing a multitude of pastels into one look, as seen at Burberry (L) and Valentino (R). Find your sorbet selection at these stores M&S, ASOS and Avenue 32.
Back to Black
There is something to be said for summer black in that it will always look chic and smart and is a fail-safe that will never let you down or make you look/feel dated. The trick this time round is to look for pieces that have a texture that adds a bit of interest (check out Bottega Veneta (L) and Céline (R) for inspo) and extra va-va-voom to what otherwise could be deemed as the boring option.  Options in store now: Net-A-Porter , Selfridges and Browns.

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