“Which colours and styles should I be wearing in SS11?”
This season, I can’t seem to hone in on a particular colour palette that defines SS11. I’ve personally always struggled with shopping for spring/summer and naturally gravitate towards loose-fitting basics in the same colours, over and over again. But, this year, I’ve found myself more and more interested in exploring fresh hues and new patterns and fabrics. Regular readers will know that this is a pretty big deal! I’m usually such a neutrals gal!
London Fashion Week feels like it was lightyears ago. In the fast-paced fashion world, and especially as a consumer, it can be difficult to remember exactly what was shown in September. Renowned for his loose-cut and easygoing RTW collections, Marc Jacobs presented a spring/summer collective full of Eastern influences in muted tones with a fun spin on the age-old spring florals.
In stark contrast, Burberry introduced exciting neon bursts amongst a classic neutral palette. It proved to be one of my LFW highlights! I LOVED that Christopher Bailey stuck to his guns with his iconic military influences in slight silhouettes, when every other designer showed loose-fitting, whimsical garments traditionally associated with the season.
Personally, I’ll be leaning towards sheer fabrications this season. Despite the risqué tendencies of having clothes that are almost completely see-through, a sheer shirt or dress can be incredibly flattering and evocative in a carefully selected pattern, hue, cut and length. It’s the perfect way to do florals in a grown-up way. I’ll be teaming mine with a black lace bralet underneath, but you could slip a cami top underneath if you’re nervous.
Oh, and to actually answer the given question. SS11 is a little bit of a colourful free-for-all. Rainbow brights brought down to an eggshell hue is where the game is at. Look to baby blues, coral oranges, sherbet pinks and fresh mint green, bolstered with creams and nudes.