Colour-clash: Five outfits to brighten up your wardrobe

The skies may finally be getting a little greyer but in IMAGE HQ, we're all about the colour. Fashion rules may dictate that we have to pair a strong shade with neutrals, or that we must keep to the colour-wheel when matching our pieces. Not so, readers. Summer 2018 is a technicolour dream, and rules go out the window when it comes to this trend.

When you're next out to add to your wardrobe, keep an eye out for strong, vibrant pieces that may not traditionally suit each other, but while on, feel just right. Pinks and reds, for example, have always been slated as clashing but can be seen all over the high street in outfits as fashion-forward as the menocore trend that has popped up in recent months. It really is a year of two trends - neutral linens and cool tones vs diving into a Crayola wonderland. We know which one we'd rather wear.

Lemon and suede


Frayed ruffled cotton-jersey midi dress, now €775 from Vetements. ASOS Royal Suede Bow Boots, now €40.09 from ASOS. Bazar Paris small printed textured-leather tote, now €894 from Balenciaga


Forest accessories

Angelou tasselled crochet and resin clutch, €380 from Cult Gaia. Resin earrings, €220 from Marni. Mixed Spot Print Asymmetric Blouse, €40 from Topshop. Heeled Suede Four Strap Sandal, €79 from & Other Stories. Coloured cropped trousers, now €15.99 from Zara


Mustard and florals


Heavy Petal Tuck Blouse, now €26 from Topshop. Purple paperwag waist suede shorts, €100 from River Island Studio. Mustard Premium Leather Block Heel Boots, €89.99 from New Look.

Fringe, velvet and satin

Jingling fringed velvet sandals, now €198 from MR by Man Repeller. Knot satin clutch, now €216 from No. 21. Jacquard dress with knot, now €19.99 from Zara


Zeal two-tone suede bucket bag, now €195 from MANU Atelier. Layered fringe sandals, now €219 from Mara & Mine. Organza Long Line Shirt by Boutique, €117 from Topshop. Checked peg trousers, now €20 from Topshop. Body With Sequin Embellishment, €41.48 from ASOS DESIGN.

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