6 Spring-Ready Colours You Can Wear Right Now

Elinor Block
·4-min read

While this isn't the new year we had anticipated, or could even predict, take some comfort in the fact that despite the weirdness of the world, you can rely on fashion to give you some much needed distraction. Right now, we're very much looking forward to the spring/summer trends and trying to forget that we're currently in the middle of winter. Here's the thing—there is so much to get excited about when it comes to fashion for the new season. Most notably, I mean all the joyful colours that were trending on the S/S 2021 runways. Although each designer always sets about creating something as original as possible, there are often crossovers in terms of trends and that goes for the colours too.

I spent time analysing the collections for the coming season and saw plenty of shared colour palettes. The majority of hues are in the muted or pastel category, such as pale yellow, baby blue and lilac. But then there are some bolder colours that slice across the aforementioned softer tones with a bright red and a sunset orange, all of which are ideal for summer nights. The good news is that plenty of these colours are already available to buy now, so I've offered up a selection of joyful shopping below. Worth nothing that among the knitwear and trousers there are also summer dresses that are great if you're looking for somewhere to spend your Christmas money.

A ray of sunshine is 100% what we're all in need of right now, and that is what I think of when I see this colour. An easy way to give your outfit a spring boost, as seen at Altuzarra, Celine, Ferragamo and Jil Sander.

Tibi Gemma Cape-Effect Cutout Gathered Woven Midi Dress (£750)

Arket Wool Blend Hopsack Blazer (£150)

& Other Stories Bee Button Alpaca Blend Cardigan (£75)

H&M Crease-Front Sweatpants (£30)

I don't really like the idea of calling a colour 'baby' anything as this is anything but. Across Chloe, Alessandra Rich, as well as Emilia Wickstead and Hermès (all very much 'grown-up' labels), there were pops of this hue on blouses and dresses.

Cos Organc Cotton Slim-Fit Shirt (£45)

Gioia Bini Lucinda Square-Neck Checked Cotton Maxi Dress (£648)

Gucci Gg Marmont Chain-Strap Leather Wallet (£515)

Lisou Colette Baby Blue Cropped Wool Jacket (£550)

To cut through the classically 'pretty' colours above, there's cardinal red. If you're not into pastels, then this could be for you (not to mention that red is the one colour that suits everyone). Wear it à la Chanel's suggestion in the form of a slogan jumper or as a midi dress as seen at Emilia Wickstead.

Three Graces London Valeraine Pleated Ramie Dress (£595)

Alix Mott Red Scoop-Neck Stretch-Jersey Bodysuit (£145)

Olivia Rose the Label Esmeralda Puffed-Sleeve Organic Cotton-Poplin Top (£125)

Bottega Veneta Wool-Blend Mini Dress (£1710)

The jury's out on whether we should call this lime green to be honest. However you define this colour, just know that it's not fully highlighter neon but not fully lime green either. It's sort of in between. It has the brightness of neon (it's softer) but it has none of the dullness that lime green can sometimes carry. Got that? Good.

Bottega Veneta Quilted Silk Crepe De Chine Blouse (£1100)

Hemut Lang Draped Neon Satin Maxi Dress (£303)

Nicholas Belted Linen Mini Dress (£146.28)

Dries Van Noten Devir Lime Sequin-Embellished Midi Dress (£771)

Foreign holidays seem like a distant memory right now so inject your wardrobe with colours that remind you of sitting at a bar in Mykanos with an Aperol Spritz in hand watching the sun go down.

Christopher John Rogers Color-Block Stretch-Crepe Wide-Leg Pants (£452)

Cos V-Neck Organic Cotton Dress (£59)

Bottega Veneta Basket Leather Tote (£1915)

Prada Belted Nylon Jacket (£920)

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know.

The final colour that you can wear right now but we expect to be everywhere come spring is lilac. Spotted at Chloe and Baum, there's currently a Miu Miu dress that we've got our eye on.

Miu Miu Floral Jacquard Silk Midi Dress (£2025)

Arket Fleece Hoodie (£59)

Mango Heel Leather Shoes (£40)

Mara Hoffman + Net Sustain Basilia Organic Cotton-Blend Jacquard Halterneck Maxi Dress (£239)

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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