When it comes to defining dominant colour palettes for the season to come, most fashion savvy trendsetters look to Pantone for colour inspiration.

The first and last word in colour, Pantone has been dictating what we wear since the invention of prêt à porter.

The right arm of fashion when it comes to defining trend setting colours, this year Pantone has earmarked rose quartz and serenity blue as the two dominant colours to watch. Perfect for spring 2016, these two contrasting pastel hues play with a powdery balance of opposites seen in preview collections from Alexander Wang and Calvin Klein to name a few. Blended with silky satin and lace dentelle, next season vintage romance and sultry lingerie take center stage. 

Transitioning your look between the seasons, simple spring accessories in classic petal pink hues add a perky touch of fashion flare to any seemingly simple ensemble. Play with fabrics, texture and print to highlight your fashion prowess with these effortlessly chic ways to wear spring powder palettes for the season ahead:

Silky Separates:

A versatile must for transitioning through the seasons, a silky powder pink shawl adds a touch of innocence to any daring curbside look. Using a long silk shawl paired with a naughty but nice combo of raw leather outerwear and chunky boots. Worn with an air of irreverence over a biker jacket, this contrasting rose pink shawl showcases the lingerie trend for early spring, oozing with a vintage elegance that perfectly mirrors the sultry undertones in this shiny silk slip dress.


Antique Elegance:

Think 1920s elegance and you're almost there. Next spring sees high luxe designers look to the past for inspiration with opulent lace inserts and soft as butter layering taking centre stage. Using the finest French lace and lightly iridescent fabrics contrasted against raw silk and light as a feather cashmere blends, a nouvelle vague of art deco decadence returns to everyday outfits thanks to an Italian designer scarf. Inspired by an inner city French chic, team modest yet luxurious separates with street style favourites to create a look that bridges old and new world style.

Casual Connections:

Forever pieces rule the sartorial roost this season. Clean crêpe fabrics teamed with luxurious staples take destination dressing to the next level with contoured palazzo pants, earthy espadrilles and light blouses reigning supreme. A breath of fresh air inspired by casual seaside silhouettes, embrace a high seas aesthetic with hints of feminine allure. Invest in the best with versatile must-haves that will last long into the season ahead; we love textured Italian clutch wallets, worn with pleated wide-leg pants, metallic brogues and a detail peek-a-boo back jumper.


by Aimee Whister

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