I have a confession to make: I am a little afraid of colour. When it comes to daily dressing, I tend to reach for neutrals, saving the brights for special occasions. There’s a certain level of comfort and safety to be found in dark colours that prevents us from trying something new. Black is slimming and neutrals are versatile. If the spring runways could talk, though, they would scream for a lesson in colour theory. Vibrant hues and powdery pastels pack a bit of punch, offering up a fresh contrast to the soft nudes and whites of the season.
1. Style inspiration: Jil Sander Spring 2011. Photo courtesy of Style.com.
2. Nothing says spring more than sunshine yellow. BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jean ($58), at Urban Outfitters.
3. Darker shades like burgundy are a great way to wear colour if you aren’t quite ready to go bright. Isabel Marant Satin Twill Pants ($420), at Net-A-Porter.
4. A slim cut pant in a punchy colour is on point this season. Zara Skinny Studio Trousers ($59.90), at Zara stores.
5. Pair pastels whites for a clean, modern look. American Apparel High-Waist Pleated Pant ($82).
6. Powder pinks look great with nude tones this spring. James Jeans 5 Pocket Leggings ($145), at Shopbop.
7. My favourite pastel pants are these tapered trousers from 3.1 Phillip Lim ($375), from Shopbop.
By: Valerie Tiu, Vancouver
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