Credit: Lucas Dawson
Save – Grab a pair from most chain stores, the markets, or even just pop the lenses out of some sunglasses. As the ‘indie’ trend is as popular as ever, most stores have an influx of styles you can choose from for less than $20. Nice.
Spend – These Jasper Conran specs are too cute and too on-trend. These are the ones I am sporting above and I am loving the contrast between the lightness of my hair with the bright lips and brownish frames. Available at Specsavers, these bad boys will set you back $299.
Splurge – A designer pair of glasses will up the style factor even further with a chic logo subtly spotted on the side of the frames. These Chanel beauties are so classic and chic, and the colour suits most skin tones and hair shades. Available from most Chanel stockists, POA.
Save – Look no further than the most classic of all brands and the most classic of all shades Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick ‘Fire & Ice’ ($21.95). This is one of my all-time favourite beauty products and the colour is so spot on for my colouring (take note fair-skinned gals with blonde hair and blue eyes) and the formula is HEAVILY pigmented and cleverly stays on all day. Big hugs for this fellow.
Spend – As seen on moi in the above pics, L’Oreal Colour Riche Made For Me Intense ‘Red Passion 297’ ($25.95) is an intense shade, specifically made for the bevy of blondes around. That said, my beautiful brunette girlfriend looks absolutely smashing in said shade sooooooo really all girls can apply 🙂 OH AND its super lustrous and makes my lips feel nourished all day!
Splurge – Napoleon Perdis Goddess Lipstick ‘Xenia’ ($35) is a hot pick for many a business woman as it is strong and bold and alludes to their inner sex goddess (whether they want it to or not). I just love this prod and rec using a lip liner brush to really build up the colour and intensity. Start on the outer corners and gently work into the bow areas to achieve a fuller pout.
Open the pages of any current fashion magazine or visit any on-trend blog and you will notice one relatively bold thing in common; brights. A plethora of bright colours heavily pigmented into fabrics that are FINALLY being seen transferred from what we saw on the RAFW 2011 runway to reality. Here are a few of my bright and bold wardrobe faves!
Clearly I ‘Love That Red’ and I just DIE for this gorgeous maxi skirt! The POP of colour references to the bold hues of the season and the loose, bohemian cut of the fabric represents my summer style perfectly.
$99.95. Click here to buy online.
This aqua/emeraldy colour contrasts beautifully with brunette locks and a tan complexion. Pair with a POP coloured pair of heels for a night out this spring. I love that this dress could also be worn solely as a top with black high-waisted wide-leg pants or as a skirt with a loose purple tee; juxtapose the fit and fabrics to fashion perfection.
$51.38. Click here to buy online.
Isn’t this Zimmermann playsuit the cutest thing since the Olsen twins had lisps! I die for this ‘effortlessly spring’ look that is perfect for afternoon BBQ’s as we soon begin to lap up the luxury of daylight savings.
$305.Click here to buy online.
Are these shorts not the greatest colour you have ever seen? A hue guaranteed to make the grumpiest of grumps glow in your presence. Team with a fitted body suit for casual day wear, dress up with heels and a great blazer, or make it office appropriate by taming it down with a white collared shirt.
$495. Click here to buy online.
Transfer the winter plum trend into your spring wardrobe by amping up the colour factor to a bright amethyst. Colour block with emerald or orange, clash with pink, and tone it down with pastels, whites and blacks. Love.
£797.60. Click here to buy online.
Ksubi’s burnout cotton-blend T-shirt is the perfect way to tap summer’s colour crush. Slip on this sheer orange style with a simple cami and commit to a statement-making combination with popping-pink shorts.
£70.83. Click here to buy online.
I love Halston Heritage for its standout party dresses, and this deftly pleated chiffon gown is one of my absolute favourites for the new season. Set off the spicy hue with crystal-embellished accessories to ensure you dazzle on the dance floor.
In neon bright citrus, the Manning Cartell Felucca dress is this seasons must-have spring dress.With a graduated hemline, it looks great worn loose or belted with chunky ankle boots.
$499. Click here to buy online.