The look du jour for the season is a markedly brighter uniform
Looking to inject your spring get-up with some sunshine? We, for one, are more than ready to ditch the greys and head-to-toe blacks for brighter and bolder shades this season with a more dramatic take on colour play. Even though pastels will likely be sticking around this spring, designers and retailers are also diving headfirst with statement shades. From eye-popping pinks to electric yellows, here are our best shopping picks to cop right now. Taken literally out of Versace’s archives (from the Autumn/Winter 1996 collection, if we’re being specific), this vintage dress presents all the best parts about the ‘90s: gorgeous slip dresses and a fun play on bright colours. This popsicle red and blue silk satin cocktail dress will not only pull off modern and tongue-in-cheek for a dinner party, it’s also suitable for the office if you pair it with a straight jacket. Versace Vintage dress, $8,554 Vivid patterns and playful silhouettes are crucial to Marni’s DNA. This coat, with its elegant, unconventional detailing and bold use of tri-colour contrast makes a great case for the aforementioned. Made with a classic button-down collar, this mid-length coat is panelled with goat leather in earthy browns, rich greens and a fresh pop of orange. Marni coat, $2,406 As you may know, logomania is huge right now, with major designers like Fendi and Louis Vuitton making serious headway for the trend in recent seasons. Now, Miu Miu has got onboard the logo-cladded craze with this retro-inspired playsuit from its Cruise 2018 collection. Wear it with a pair of sneakers for a cute festival look or layer a midi skirt over for a more professional touch. Miu Miu playsuit, $2,590 Another huge Spring ‘18 trend that’s here to dominate our closets: Vinyl. This uber reflective plastic trend does not seem to be dying down, and we’re here for it. This crinkled-vinyl purple coat, which frankly really reminds us of a certain someone from Scooby Doo, pulls off incredibly modish yet retro at the same time. Wear it as a dress and pair with sock boots or leave it open over a casual slip dress for an effortless look. Sies Marjan trench, $1,232 Fusing luxury sportswear and tailoring, this bright pink midi skirt has a logo-intarsia waistband and white checks blown up to a macro size. It also has a set of structured stitched pleats and a feminine split at the side for a flattering flare silhouette. Fendi checked skirt, $1,754 This sunflower-yellow dress, first spotted on the runway of Jacquemus's SS18 show, has a a unique one shoulder neckline, a ruched, slim bodice and an asymmetric skirt. Dramatic, chic and yet not overly exorbitant, this frock serves the bold and adventurous. Jacquemus dress, $888 Inspired by Impressionist art, visible brushstrokes bring the colourful florals alive on this pair of wide leg trousers. Featuring a French-chic ankle length, these pants first made its debut on Gucci’s Fall Winter 2017 runway and we’ve been waiting to cart it out ever since. Gucci trousers, $1,950 Made from guipure lace in a stunning shade of saffron with a one-shoulder waterfall ruffle detail, this feisty little number makes a great option for an outdoor wedding or garden party. Throw a blazer over it and pair with classic black high heels for the office, and style with gold accessories for a flawless finish. Rebecca Vallance dress, $517.72
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