In the last blog post, I was craving calming, restful neutrals as an antidote to the excesses of the party season. Now I’m longing to see colour. I’m desperate to see the first daffodils peeking out and for blue skies and green fields to replace late winter’s ‘greige’ palette. And I’m yearning to wear colour. I’m drawn to clear vibrant hues to uplift and energise.
I’m dopamine dressing.
There are three standout colours for Spring Summer 2022: purple, (specifically Veri Peri, the Pantone Colour of The Year), green and pink. Veri Peri is a new shade created to embrace the uncertainty and cautious optimism of the present time. This new, beautiful shade of periwinkle is the result of almost a year’s worth of research which started last spring. The Pantone Colour Institute looked at areas from fashion to sport to gaming to see what people were talking about before presenting their choice. This shade also has roots in the natural world and in wellness, with lilac in particular offering a calming input.
Here I have styled this beautiful periwinkle blouse with STEPPERS STS-10075, in colour F550, a translucent purple. The eyewear is lightweight and supremely comfortable in common with all STEPPER EYEWEAR.
Green of any shade is life-affirming and synonymous with spring. It evokes a feeling of abundance and refreshment, peace and security. This season, emerald is the jewel in the crown. Beautifully rich, clear and vibrant, this is among one of my favourite shades. STEPPERS STS-10098, in colour F590 has tortoiseshell-like colouring in black, crystal and emerald. This is a universally flattering shape and will compliment outfits in autumn and winter as well as spring.
From bubble-gum to deep magenta, pink in every shade graced the spring summer catwalks. It is associated with romance, love and femininity and for me, the sight of pink cherry blossom is THE sign that spring has sprung. My top is described as carnation pink- it’s such a happy, flattering colour. This is a simple sweatshirt, but the pouf sleeves elevate the silhouette into something a little more special. The simple, elegant shape of STEPPERS STS-40149 in colour F035 compliments this look beautifully. The matt rose gold metal and the carnation pink complement each other very well indeed. A style tip I like to share is that rose-gold or copper-coloured eyewear works beautifully with warm shades of pink, red and orange.