After months of dark, heavy, winter layers spring has arrived & brought with it a rainbow of colours to wear! There’s something about that first warm, sunny, spring day & the amazing feeling of the sun on my face that makes me want to put on something bright. But how do I choose what color to wear when there are so many? Luckily color blocking is another spring /summer trend that seems to be popping up everywhere. Meaning I dont have to choose! Color blocking is simple & can be a very effective tool when you want to bring more attention to some parts of your body than others. Start by pairing colours that compliment each other like purple with pink, or blue with reds & oranges. If your not ready to jump right into head-to-toe color try combining a bright top with black, grey or white pants, or a neutral khaki outfit with colourful accessories like your shoes, bag or jewelery. Regardless of the route you take it’s best to keep your whole outfit to 3 or 4 colors max & choose clean simple silhouettes to avoid looking like an out of control rainbow. If you want to make your legs look longer wear something darker on top & bring all the attention to your legs with brightly coloured tights or jeans. To distract from a bulging winter belly wear a darker top with a bright cardigan & cute skirt, if you want to bring attention to your face or shoulders wear a dress with a bright collar or a brightly coloured necklace.

Here are a LOT of my favorite pieces (once I started it was hard to stop), there are soooooooo many styles that are perfect for this trend! Now get mixing & matching, this is a trend that you can really have fun with!!

#1 – Green Frill One Shoulder Playsuit – Topshop
#2 – Script HI Vamp Wedges – Topshop
#3 – Coral Jersey Sundress – Topshop
#4 – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Crystal Rim Sunglasses – Shopbop
#5 – AE Rolled Sleeve V-Neck T – American Eagle Outfitters
#6 – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Classic Q Francesca Tote – Shopbop
#7 – Multi Deckchair Stripe Racer Back Maxi Dress – Topshop
#8 – Neon Chains Stack Set Rings – Topshop
#9 – AE Open-Stitch Racerback Tank – American Eagle Outfitters
#10 – Tandem Turquoise Canvas Deck Trainers – Topshop
#11 – AEO Colorful Braided Leather Belt – American Eagle Outfitters
#12 – Michael Kors Watches, Chronograph Sport Watch – Shopbop
#13 – Glanz Dress – Anthropologie
#14 – Club Monaco, Kolina Skirt – Shopbop
#15 – AE Wayfarer Sunglasses – American Eagle Outfitters
#16 – Current/Elliott, The Boyfriend Shorts – Shopbop
#17 – Fuschia One Shoulder Playsuit – Topshop
#18 – Tricolored Shift – Anthropologie
#19 – AEO Tumbled Wristlet – American Eagle Outfitters
#20 – Vitamin D Bikini – Anthropologie
#21 – Wizard Green Stripy Wedge – Topshop
#22 – Neo-Pop Bangle – Anthropologie
#23 – Parading Hues Dress – Anthropologie
#24 – Diane von Furstenberg, Chania Pleated Skirt – Shopbop

#’s 20, 22 & 24 would make the perfect beach outfit! I LOVE all the straps and bright yellow color of the Vitamin D bikini!!!



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I'm a small town country girl from rural Manitoba. Recently married and building my nest with my amazing husband in Winnipeg.
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5 Responses to BOLD & BRIGHT

  1. Jocellyn says:

    “To distract from a bulging winter belly…”
    haha, so true!

  2. apparently I need to get on over to topshop because those pink wedges and the striped maxi are to die for!

  3. Lindsay says:

    i love the emerald green romper and the striped maxi dress! i”m in love with brights this season!

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