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How To Wear Colour This Summer

November 05, 2021

How To Wear Colour This Summer

Does your wardrobe consist of black, white, and the occasional flash of grey? The prospect of wearing bold colours and prints can feel kind of intimidating but with summer fast approaching maybe it's time to embrace a pop of colour to brighten up your summer days!  

We're here to help and get you inspired to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. We've rounded up the top 3 looks from Mela Purdie's latest drop, so you'll have confidence, along with more than a fair share of outfit ideas to try with your current wardrobe. So, let's get into it!

 
Offset with Neutrals!
 

Pairing eye-catching tones, like hot pink, with earthy shades, might seem a little left of field but it’s a clever way of giving your bright outfit a more laid-back and muted feel. This can be applied to any bright colour, such as yellows, blues, reds, and greens as neutrals are like a brilliant support act without distracting too much from the star of the show.

We've styled the Mela Purdie Single Pocket Shirt in Phlox, a vibrant pink, with the gorgeous Vented Culotte in treckle, a delicate camel shade, and a stunning statement tan bag to tie the two styles together. We opted for a strappy heel for this look but you could also wear it with a gorgeous slide or sneaker for a casual look.

 

 
Select One Print
 

If you’re slightly newer to the world of prints, then start by adding one printed piece to your outfit. Not only does it offer a subtler feel, but it also prevents your look from being over the top ( I must say though, I do love print on print if it's done well but that's for another blog post!). The other important tip when creating your outfit is to look at what are the key colours in the print and add accessories in a block colour that matches one of those shades.  

Mela Purdie's Single Pocket Shirt comes in this gorgeous blue Botanica print which pairs beautifully with a slim white cropped trouser for a fresh look. We love the Nomad Pant in white as it has a great fabric weight for summer and a flattering fit. When styling an outfit with prints, accessories can play an important role in creating a balanced and considered look. For this particular outfit, we opted for the Valletta Bag by Elms + King in navy to compliment the Botanica Print.

 

 

Go For Monochrome

Your go-to black and white add-ons can still play a key role in your more colourful outfits, use them to balance out louder statement pieces. Monochromatic stripes and prints are a great way to add interest when paired with a bold block-colour item. Whether it's a pants or a skirt or a top and jacket, pick your key items and go from there.

Immediately we loved the golden hue from Mela Purdie's Nomad Pant, what a statement piece! We styled it back with the classic Cap Shell Top in a navy stripe, a matching golden yellow crossbody bag and a tan heel. The other option you could go for is the sleek snake print Crew Neck Shell Top by Mela Purdie, being a black and white-based design it would pair beautifully with the Golden yellow of the Nomad pant.

 

 

Pastels x Khaki

Pastels are a colour trend that has been around for a couple of seasons now, we can see why as they are soft, refreshing, and perfect for a hot Summer's day! Our tip to pull together a cute outfit would be to reach for those gorgeous shades of Khaki green. It's a neutral colour that really doe work with all pastel tones.

Who doesn't love to wear a tee, they're comfortable, versatile not to mention a classic to any wardrobe. The Mela Purdie Shell Top is the perfect classic cut tee and comes in a stunning pastel shade of blue called Illusion. We styled this piece back with the effortless cool, Quill Skirt in Duffle. This look you can really dress up or down.

 



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