Adding a pop of colour to an outfit gives your look an instant lift, or an instant injection of youthfulness. For those of us who stick with neutrals and earthy tones, or those who prefer the monochrome theme, colour pop is a fun way of brightening up your wardrobe without investing too much in brights. It’s something to think about, especially now as we’re entering into the spring/summer season.
If you usually avoid colour and stick with darks, now is the time to start experimenting. Because colour pop is making a comeback for SS17, and accessories such as glasses and sunglasses will take centre stage.
Colour pop can be easily achieved. And more attractively, this styling trick requires little/no investment in terms of cost, time or effort. For minimal output, you can give your SS wardrobe a whole new lease of life. All you need is some chic eyewear and some brightly coloured makeup or accessories. If you’re looking for an affordable way to transform your look without having to buy a whole new outfit, this is it.
Here are 3 colour pop tricks to try with eyewear in 2017:
Trick #1: Match Specs with Lipstick
If you need to wear prescription glasses everyday, why not add a little fun to your look with a cool colour pop trick that matches your frame to your lippy? A bold bright hue will transform an otherwise drab outfit into a vibrant ensemble that stands out for any occasion. For the daytime, keep your eye makeup simple and let the lips do the talking. And for evening, vamp up your lashes to go for the full glamorous finish. Pinker tones are great for girly girls, whilst Hollywood red is ideal for adding femininity to your wardrobe.
These William Morris Black Label BL039 glasses come in a gorgeous lipstick shade and feature a simple silhouette for easy styling. A beautiful curved design allows for seamless, comfortable wear and the finished effect is so chic and elegant.
Trick #2: Flash Lenses & Chrome Nails
Metallics are everywhere. From classic gold and silver metallics to hologram, rainbow and glitters, anything that shines is A-OK in our books. This season, the hottest nail trend is chrome nails, achieved by using gel nail polish, LED lamps and the super fancy chrome powder that beauty bloggers are obsessing over right now. You’ll see these nails all over instagram and here’s an easy-to-follow nail tutorial to help you achieve the look:
To finish off the look, go for some bold mirror frames like these Fendi FF 0177/S sunglasses which feature a futuristic metal frame front, retro round lenses, complete with a flash surface to add a bright, sparkly pop of colour to your outfit. Perfect for summer and a great look for holidays or festival season.
Trick #3: Pops of Neon
Neons can be hard to work into an outfit when you’re not used to wearing colour. If you want something bright for summer but still can’t tear yourself away from your favourite LBD or your trusty blacks, whites and greys, try adding a pop of neon with accessories instead. Opt for some neon glasses / sunglasses and a matching neon accessory such as a handbag, an evening clutch, a belt, scarf, or a pair of killer heels.
Go for a matching neon shade for seamless effect or throw a contrasting neon into the mix for a bit of edge. Neons such as pinks, yellows, oranges, blues and greens are great for the spring/summer season and can be worn in the day with a simple, casual ensemble or with party attire to help you stand out in the crowd. To pull off this trend, try colour blocking with your favourite accessories. And if you don’t own a pair of bright specs yet, try these gorgeous Antares J511 frames for just £27.00.
If you love bright colours, check out our latest post about the hottest SS17 colour trends and the catwalk’s love of hot pink!
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