Back by popular demand – an overview of the upcoming season’s colours to help you organise your wardrobe, be more creative with what you already have and shop with a clear plan and focus. So here it is, your guide to Spring Summer 2019 colours. Just in time for you to organise your summer wardrobe as the days lengthen and a few glimmers of sunshine gives us hope of the warmer weather to come.
The Spring Summer 2019 Pantone Colours
As with the Autumn Winter colour blog, look for any items in these colours in your wardrobe, whether they are mixed into florals or solid colour items. Do they fit, would you wear them, do you love them? What stopped you from wearing them? Perhaps you just didn’t have enough to go with them?
Of course, there is no need to discard clothing that is not in these colours. If you love them, and they make you feel good, keep them and wear them. However, this is the palette that has driven the design of the majority of clothing that will be delivered into your favourite shops over the coming months. Matching existing items to these colours in your wardrobe will help you make smarter choices when shopping.
Spring Summer 2019 Core Colours
The bottom four colours from the Spring Summer 2019 palette are your core colours.
Invest in trousers, jackets, jeans and your core tops and shirts in this area. Classic items that you can mix with all your fashionable items.
The Challenging Colours
According to a poll on Instagram, the colours that scared you the most were Toffee and Pepper Stem.
If Toffee is not your first choice of colour to wear, consider using it for your shoes and handbags. You might even notice the more traditional tan shoes and handbags leaning towards this colour, so it might be easier than you think. It’s not the right colour for everyone’s skin tone, but its perfect as an accent colour to your neutrals in the form of an accessory.
Pepper stem could come in the form of a pair of khaki trousers. You might have a pair of trousers in a shade somewhere between the Terrarium Moss and Pepper Stem. If it’s not an exact match to either, it doesn’t matter, it will still work with the colours in the palette.
If there is a colour that just doesn’t work for you, steer clear of it, or look for it in a subtle print that can be used alongside your core basics.
Key Trends for Spring Summer 2019
A Whole Lot of Beige
You might have noticed a bit more beige around this season, so this one is probably no news. Can you do beige on beige? Head to Toe?
Lace for All Mankind
Lace and texture, mixing feminine and masculine shapes It takes a departure from formal to be styled into casual looks with blending it with androgynous shapes.
Dream of Californication
Shark Fever, Tie Die and Neoprene Fabrics. I don’t see this being commercially strong for the older generation, although some of the tie-dye prints may well appeal to all ages. I’m definitely not swanning around in a wetsuit any time soon.
Craft and Crochet
Handwork, patchwork, and seventies inspired crochet. Once again mixtures of texture with a boho feel.
Emerging fast, I’m sure you have seen this already. And what better spring zing whilst waiting for the weather to get warmer?
Print and More Print
Floral prints have been popular for a while, but the obsession continues with head to toe prints and bold pattern clashes. And not just florals. If it’s printed all over, we want it. Make it a prairie dress and you’re hot on the Spring Summer 2019 trends.
Shoulders and Sleeves
Our love for a sleeve detail gets bigger and better. Throw in a statement hat and your SS19 ready.
Bows on clothes, shoes, and everything. The bigger the better.
If you don’t want to invest too heavily in this new trend, why not add your own to existing clothes? If you don’t like sewing, use a scarf instead.
Acid Wash Denim
The love for the ’80s stays strong with this trend injected into SS19. Are we very old if we remember wearing this the first time around (with big bows in our hair)? I think Madonna was my style icon back then before Carrie Bradshaw hit the style radar.
I’m going to hold my hands up and admit that, although I like jumpsuits, the boiler suit trend, especially the heavy denim ones, wants to send me running for a spanner. If like me, this doesn’t match your style type, look for jumpsuits which have a good structure and tailored sleeves. It will last several seasons and double as workwear and weekend wear.
I’d like to see a show of hands. Who’ll be rocking this trend? Perhaps your favourite trendy influencers, but not you? Let’s be honest, it’s not going to work for everyone. Instead, look for some nice tailored shorts in a length that suits your comfort zone, and wear it with blazers or shirts for a more fashionable touch.
All the Trimmings
Move over sequins, and hello fringe and all things tassel fantastic. This is the direction that you will see partywear going over the coming months. If you don’t have fancy events to go to or no need for this glamorous look, why not add some fringe or feathers to a cardigan to wear with jeans. Someone over here might already have this idea in work (watch this space).
That’s your brief SS19 overview. Keep this all in mind whilst doing your wardrobe edit for the new season. Don’t discard things you love to wear because it doesn’t fit in with the trends, just add an accessory or detail.
Happy Spring Shopping xx