From Gucci’s eccentric vintage revivals to Off-White’s rebellious sportswear uniforms, loud motifs have already translated onto street style, featuring frequently, especially during fashion week. Some started small with accessories, others hit higher notes rocking statement pieces. Here are some smart ways to pull off one of the season’s biggest trends: man-repelling neons!
Crowned Pantone’s colour of the year, shades of punchy purples and pastel lavenders have been spotted at the fall/winter 2019 fashion week. Ultraviolet’s not a far cry from the recent “It” colour craze, millennial pink, which also makes it easy to match pieces in your wardrobe too.
Speaking of, pink’s got an update too this season. Saturated hues make a great contrast for basic patterns and colours. Otherwise, think big by matching the most unexpected fashion wins, unfiltered by social appropriateness. Pink is a social statement anyhow, no?
Comme Des Garcon Structured Sleeve Shirt, $494, www.farfetch.com
We’re not usually green with envy at someone in lime, unless, of course, they are able to pull it off. It’s definitely not a colour to try for the faint of heart; try matching it with absolute basics for fresh visual juxtaposition, or risk looking like a meme in public.
Vetements Green Patent “Exit” Lighter Boots, $3,380 ($4,630), www.ssense.com
Ashish S&M Dequin-embellished Cotton Bag, $563
Converse x JW Anderson Chuck 70 U-Throat Ballet Sneakers, $172, www.farfetch.com
Tangerine is surprisingly an easy colour to pull off if you stock up on chambray shirts or blue jeans; it’s the sunshine in the blue sky of your outfits. Some have suggested to steer clear of orange with black unless it’s the 30th of October, but playing with balance and proportion could mean chic over costume-y.
MM6 Maison Margiela Casual Pants, $159 (S$218), www.yoox.com
Hermes Evelyn Bag in Orange
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Zipped Pencil Skirt, $1,904, wwwfarfetch.com
Yellow yellow, fashionable fellow? There’ve been many new names for yellow, thanks to the trending power of social media and blogging, but Generation Z Yellow sticks out prominently. Is the colour a protest of fashion social norms, or just an excuse to look cool? We think both.
Gentle Monster Silver & Yellow jack Sunglasses, $370 (S$570), www.ssense.com
Raf Simons x Adidas Checkerboard Rubber Slides, $130 (S$178), www.matchesfashion.com
You can never have too many shades of blue in one outfit. In fact, blue is kind of such a staple that it gives you the opportunity to play with shades like aquamarine, and even with quirky textures like nylon, lamé or PVC. Blue might mean sad, but it’s definitely a colour that can brighten up your outfit, and ultimately your mood!
Red has always been a hot topic discussion. Fun fact: red is actually a great colour to pull off on a first date, it’s proven to be extremely aphrodisiacal. Maybe not if you wear it in a “fashion” way — accessorised and layered beyond sex appeal — but that’s still okay, because you’d look cool as heck. And that in itself is attractive, wearing whatever makes you feel confident.