In line with the launch of our Spring Summer colour collection, we asked colour expert Helena Sait from Radiance by Helena www.radiancebyhelena.co.uk if she would give us some tips and advice on how to wear the new colours. We think you will agree there are some fab colour tips in there!
NEW SEASON COLOURS - Radiance by Helena
I'm lucky enough to spend a lot of time surrounded by the latest fashions and accessories, but when it comes to the pieces that I buy for myself, I love the idea of finding a brand that someone else might not have known about before.
I also think that it's incredibly important to support small businesses in the industry and when their pieces make me feel like a show-stopper every time, even better.
When I discovered Mia Tui I immediately became obsessed with all the organisational features which are clever and unexpected. I'm a super practical person and their bags just make life so much easier! Mia Tui is out there, it's extra and it's fabulous and I'm so excited about the new Spring Summer collection.
Here are my Top Tips on how to style the new season colours with a helping hand from Pantone and their predictions for which colours we'll all be wearing come to Spring. According to Pantone's report, we can expect an abundance of 'uplifting shades and feel-good colours'. High-five to that!
So how can we style the new Mia Tui colours with this season's biggest trends?
Well, the good news is, there's something for everyone! No matter which seasonal palette suits you the best, Mia Tui has you covered.
I'm going to start with a favourite of mine, the Cornflower, perfect for a Summer palette girl like me. This tone will work beautifully with ever-chic grey and some elegant icy blues/aqua. The mood for Spring is definitely upbeat and light-hearted and this can be seen via the sheer amount of yellow around. A pop of light lemon yellow will look great with this! I'd also love to see this combined with Spring Crocus, part of a spectrum of pinks and purples that will be playing centre stage SS18 and Pink Lavender, which is fabulous on a day-to-day basis set against denim.
Next up is Stone. A fabulous light neutral which will pair really well with a barely there beige-nude shoe. I'm loving this with Oxford blue and navy but I also think you can choose from the entire spectrum of blue - why not work a Stone bag with this Summer's obsession, the blue and white stripe?
Scarlet - this red is hot, hot, hot. Red is huge this SS18 especially in dresses, making the LRD your next-season go-to! You can't go wrong with red and black, or for a softer look try traditional navy. Red is also being worn head-to-toe (I love this look!)- if you dare, or for a higher contrast look, how about teaming it with a deliciously fresh pine green? It just so happens that the Scarlet hue, a true red perfect for Winter palettes, suits the majority of skin tones so will be a wise investment no matter which seasonal palette you are.
And finally, Rose Gold.
I took my Olivia away on holiday with me at the end of last year and spent the whole week answering questions about where I got it. It's fabulous. So I couldn't resist the Mini Jen in the new Rose Gold for my trip to Marbella this Spring! What's great about this colour is that it works well for both cool-toned and warm-toned ladies. As a 'cool' lady, I'll be wearing this with my cool greys and some peachy tones that are set to be big this Spring. If you have warmer tones, avoid the greys and look towards some of Autumn's lovely rich browns which seem to be carrying all the way through to Springtime. These shades have been seen via smart tailoring on Chloe's runway - a subtle update to the traditional navy/black blazer seen all year round. This will also look amazing with some delicate ivory creams and for colour, if you are 'bright' add pretty corals, and if you have softer features, opt for warm salmons and khakis.
This dreamy colour reminds me of Hollywood glamour; it's stunning. I literally cannot wait to try my Mini Jen out. When I've got my Mia Tui with me, I just know I'm going to have a good time…