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|18 Aug 2017

5 Signs You Need to Lighten Up

Your wardrobe, that is.
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18 Aug 2017
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Has your wardrobe taken a turn towards the dark side? Do you have an assortment of grayscale tees on heavy rotation? Do you often find yourself debating over black, faded black, navy or charcoal chinos? On any given outfit, is the only hint of colour visible when you flash the lining of your jacket, or your socks peep out from your pant cuffs when you sit down? When shopping, do you often opt for dark colours because you know it will go with the rest of your wardrobe?

If you answered “yes” to all the above, then it’s time you lightened up your wardrobe. To be fair, coming out of winter, it was only natural for our wardrobes to be dominated by darker colours. But, now that the dreariest days are behind us, we can breathe new life into our collection with refreshing spring colours.

A drastic jump from always wearing black to suddenly wearing something completely contrast sounds daunting and a little overwhelming – it’s all too much to think about what colours work well together when we know it’d be safer to stick with black on black. The solution: ease your way into it.

News
|18 Aug 2017

5 Signs You Need to Lighten Up

Your wardrobe, that is.
THE ICONIC
18 Aug 2017
Share:

Has your wardrobe taken a turn towards the dark side? Do you have an assortment of grayscale tees on heavy rotation? Do you often find yourself debating over black, faded black, navy or charcoal chinos? On any given outfit, is the only hint of colour visible when you flash the lining of your jacket, or your socks peep out from your pant cuffs when you sit down? When shopping, do you often opt for dark colours because you know it will go with the rest of your wardrobe?

If you answered “yes” to all the above, then it’s time you lightened up your wardrobe. To be fair, coming out of winter, it was only natural for our wardrobes to be dominated by darker colours. But, now that the dreariest days are behind us, we can breathe new life into our collection with refreshing spring colours.

A drastic jump from always wearing black to suddenly wearing something completely contrast sounds daunting and a little overwhelming – it’s all too much to think about what colours work well together when we know it’d be safer to stick with black on black. The solution: ease your way into it.

Silent Theory Silent Tee

Gradually start the shift away from dark colours with lighter shades of grey and neutrals. Begin to incorporate these lighter shades into your basic wardrobe foundations: plain tees, chinos and shorts. While you’re in the early stages of introducing the idea of colour, you can mix and match each separately with the blacks and navies that you’re familiar with, until you finally take the next step, removing any signs of darkness.

Spring Wardrobe Basics

Herschel Packable Daypack

Once you’re comfortable with that, make the move towards more saturated colours. Start with accessories first to warm up to the idea and make it your feature. Try a coloured bag or patterned socks for something less noticeable, then work your way up to a brightly coloured cap if you’re looking to stand out.

Spring Wardrobe Basics

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If you’ve made it this far, then taking the leap into the top trending colours for spring will be a walk in the park. Soft, sun-bleached shades of pink, peach, seafoam and corn are on the cards for the season, and we’re seeing them appear on everything from sneakers to button-up shirts. If you’ve built a strong collection of spring basics then mixing in pastels won’t be as out-there as it sounds.

Pastel Spring Colours
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