SUN­SET SES­SIONS

TAKE YOUR PICK FROM A COCK­TAIL OF COLOUR AND START DREAM­ING ABOUT SUM­MER DAYS AND BALMY NIGHTS

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Fashion - WORDS: CHAN TAY LO­GAN PHO­TOS: J ERA D WIL­LIAMS

From sun­shine yel­low to punchy pink, near-neon brights are sat­u­rat­ing the shelves David Jones gen­eral man­ager of wom­enswear Brid­get Veals says the spir­itlift­ing spring trend marks a new mood in fashion cir­cles.

“Colour is ev­ery­where — it’s the big­gest trend this sea­son,” she says.

“De­sign­ers have re­ally em­braced it, es­pe­cially with clash­ing prints and in block­ing. It feels re­ally op­ti­mistic, re­ally up­lift­ing. And it makes you re­ally look for­ward to sum­mer.”

Block-hued midi-cock­tail dresses with sleek sil­hou­ettes make an ef­fort­less state­ment, with a fem­i­nine frill here and there. While the style suits sun­set ses­sions in a kalei­do­scope of tan­ger­ine, pink and scar­let, paint­box colour is tipped to be equally pop­u­lar for spring rac­ing.

Wear­ing con­trast­ing shades works a treat — with pink and red pair­ings par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar — but try to keep your pal­ette to no more than three hues.

You can go all out by em­brac­ing the resur­gence of lo­gos, bright colours and tex­tures in ac­ces­sories or tone your look down with neu­trals.

Buckle up with state­ment hard­ware in fash­ion­able-forever metallics and you’ll get plenty of mileage from in­vest­ments in Ba­len­ci­aga, Chloe and Jimmy Choo.

BY JOHNNY SHER­BET KNOT STRAP DRESS IN TAN­GER­INE, $ 330; STEVE MADDEN SID­NEY RED NUBUCK HEELS, $ 169.95; AND AM­BER SCEATS KAIA CHOKER, $ 179.

BEC AND BRIDGE MA­GENTA GIDDY UP DRESS, $ 200, STEVE MADDEN SID­NEY RED NUBUCK HEELS, $ 169.95; AND JIMMY CHOO FIE ROSE­WA­TER PATENT AND SUEDE CLUTCH, $ 795.

BY JOHNNY WILD­FIRE FRILL SLEEVE SLIP DRESS IN SCAR­LET, $ 360; STEVE MADDEN RANDO HEELS IN SIL­VER, $ 159.95; AND JIMMY CHOO LEXIE CLUTCH IN SIL­VER, $ 1350.

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