Get the jump on next season by springing into light, bright styles
What better way to welcome spring than with hues inspired by blooming daffodils and Easter chicks?
But don't get in a flap about eye-popping orange and yellow. There's a multitude of ways to work these bright shades that makes them wearable right now.
Traditionally high-summer colours, it pays to be an early bird this season and Lisa Haynes reveals how to work vivid citrus shades.
"There is no better way to spring into spring than injecting citrus shades into your outfit," says Veronique Henderson, creative director at Colour Me Beautiful.
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Get tweeting and chirping about these uplifting looks.
There are few colours on the rainbow spectrum that freshen up your style like orange and yellow.
Henderson says: "Lemons, primroses, daffodils, light gold, oranges, tangerines, pumpkins, orange red and corals all evoke the feeling that spring is in the air."
Add some vitality to your new season look by going statement top-to-toe in your favourite shade.
If you're feeling bold, try mixing up two different orange and yellow separates for an uplifting colour-clashing cocktail.
"Before figuring out if yellows and oranges are great shades on you, you need to look at the fabric of the garment," Veronique says.
"Yellows and oranges on wool, cotton or linen fabrics will look flatter and matte, making them slightly easier to pull off."
Not everyone wants to stand out like a New York taxi, so use these zesty shades more frugally as accents.
"Personality comes into play when wearing brighter colours," says Veronique.
"Those feeling cautious should avoid the head-to-toe look and wear as a print."
If you prefer an unfussy look, try teaming your yellow or orange with neutral colours such as white and beige, which will slice through the colour but still look spring-like. See Louis Vuitton's spring/summer catwalk for a masterclass in a white-hot yellow look.
A casual look is the easiest way to experiment with brights so swap your traditional blue denim for a pair of pastel lemon or tangerine skinny jeans.
Still feeling colour-shy? Turn to bright accessories – those little eggstras – for a nod to the spring chick look.
A bag, shoes or jewellery in one of these hues will transform an everyday outfit with a shot of sunshine.