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Spring Into Style With These SS20 Colour Trends

May 26, 2020

Colour enthusiasts know that there’s no better time than spring to lavish in stunning new hues and tones ahead of the Spring/Summer season.

And good news — whether it’s highlighter-inspired neons or classic monochrome, there’s something to suit every personal style and complexion this Spring/Summer 2020. Hurrah!

Want more details? Read on for the SS20 colour trends that are currently making fashionistas everywhere do the heart-eyed emoji. (Me included.)

Acid Brights

Firstly, if you’re a fan of the rainbow, you’re going to love the fluoro shades of Spring/Summer 2020.

That’s right — the nineties-influenced neon that was huge for SS19 is making the ultimate comeback thanks to designers such as Tom Ford, Jacquemus and Balenciaga.

I’m talking about tangerine orange, fuchsia pink, lime green and electric blue, to name a few examples.

Saffron yellow is also having a bit of a moment, especially in head-to-toe form.

However, if you’re not feeling brave enough to copy this attention-grabbing aesthetic, simply tone down your outfit with neutrals, such as a white tailored blazer. Now, that’s what I call “tres chic”!

Pastel Dreamin’

At the other end of the colour spectrum to acid brights are dreamy-looking pastels.

Whether it’s pale pink, pistachio green, baby blue or buttermilk yellow, anything pastel goes this SS20, taking inspiration from the shows of Valentino, Emilia Wickstead and Christian Dior.

Want to become a pastel pro this season? Team warm shades with other warm shades (like orange sorbet with pale pink) and cool shades with other cool shades (like baby blue and mint green).

Then you can say goodbye to pastel overwhelm and hello to high-fashion heaven!

Green With Envy

One hue that seems to be taking over SS20 colour trends is gorgeous green.

In addition to its pastel and neon varieties, we also saw biscay green step into the spotlight on recent designer runways. In fact, Erdem showcased this refreshing aqua shade in excess, giving a whole new meaning to the term “green with envy.”

Another shade that you couldn’t avoid was chive, thanks to Givenchy and Kate Spade. Much darker and richer than biscay, chive serves as a unique hue to wear for the summer months and you can pair it nicely with neutrals — or even saffron yellow.

Either way, it’s never been more appropriate to go green in 2020.

Neutral Simplicity

If you prefer understated, minimalistic style, I’m about to make your day… The neutrals that were prominent in AW19 have returned in full force.

In fact, brilliant white (in particular) is taking centre stage, with designers such as Victoria Beckham, Chanel and Gabriela Hearst championing head-to-toe looks.

Classic black is also favourable, tying in with the “gothic glamour” trend of SS20. Think: black maxi dresses, combat boots, alluring lace, smokey make-up and dark lipstick that would make even Morticia Addams jealous.

Whether you choose to wear an outfit with one timeless hue or a few, neutrals will have you feeling fresh and looking fabulous this Spring/Summer.

Lady in Red

Lastly, another ageless colour that has come full circle on the style-sphere is red.

Fiery, warm and energetic, why not take inspiration from Altuzarra and champion this hue from head-to-toe?

Alternatively, take inspiration from Tory Burch, who incorporated neutral footwear and accessories into their outfit colour palettes to allow the red to stand out and do the talking.

And boy, did it have a lot to say!

A Final Word on SS20 Colour Trends 

Even though all of the SS20 colour trends are undeniably thrilling, don’t feel like you have to include all of them into your seasonal wardrobe.

After all, some hues will tie in with your personality and skin tone more than others.

Whether it’s colour-popping brights or staple neutrals, experiment to find out which options work best so you can not only wear them, but wear them with pride.

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