As you know, we launched our Spring Summer 19 collection this week, so once again, we have asked Helena from Radiance by Helena to write a guest blog to help inspire us all with our Spring Summer 19 colour choices.
Helena works with colour every day and so it's great to get some tips from her. Do have a look at her website for more colour inspiration. So a huge thank you to Helena for this great blog post, please have a read and let us know how it helps you make the right colour choice.
We are saying goodbye to the ‘inventive & imaginative’ Ultraviolet of 2018 and welcoming Living Coral as Pantone’s colour of the year 2019 – ‘an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens.’ And thanks to the new collection at MiaTui the trend has never been easier to wear. Although Coral is best suited to those with ‘warm tones’ and cooler toned ladies are better off wearing it away from their face, this colour is going to be super popular as this gorgeous hue in the form of a bag can be worn by us all! In fact, it’s a fabulous way to give a nod to the Living Coral trend for us cool-toned Peeps! (And why not match your manicure to your bag too!) Try colour clashing it with cool pinks – the coral and pink combo is a match made in heaven! Mia Tui are introducing Coral a little later in their Spring Collection but having seen their sample it is going to be bang on trend!
Our love affair with animal print continues this season (Yaasss!) and for the ‘warms’ amongst us, a coral bag is a perfect pop of colour against the traditional leopard print. Being a romantic style personality and a chronic flower lover, I’d also love to see a coral bag styled with some warm toned florals and a gorgeous bright coral lippy! Take clues from nature too – picture a holiday sunset, the burning sky glowing against the clear blue sea, - coral/orange and blue are opposite one another on the colour wheel which means they are the perfect match!
If you are planning on wearing Pantone’s colour of the year this season but you’re not up for head-to-toe coral, then add a pop of teal, with a bag in another of Mia Tui’s new season colours.
Teal is great as it’s a universal colour, which means it’s good-to-go for everyone. Again, think teal waters, fine white sand between your toes….I’d pair teal with ivories and creams by day and swap velvety chocolate brown for an evening out. Add some gold for an expensive look.
Cool season ladies, try teaming it with bubble-gum pink or purple for a funky bold statement look.
If bold and funky is your thing you are going to love Mia Tui’s new Hot Pink hue. There is a riot of 90’s vibes out there right now as there is comfort to be found in revisiting familiar shapes and ideas. ‘Retro rebels’ is one of the season’s biggest catwalk trends. Mia Tui has taken this 90’s colour and pumped it up with style and luxe texture to give a shining example of how this vibe can be carried off both day and night. Adding a bold and vibrant shot of colour looks fresh and directional and can elevate any outfit. Crank up a navy blue office look with a hot pink bag and matching scarf and show everyone you mean business. Then at the weekend it’s time to turn heads and to give that LBD a pop of WOW!
If you’re not a ‘pretty in pink’ kinda girl you can easily add edge by layering with a statement leather or denim jacket or pairing some simple statement jewellery with your outfit to toughen up the gorgeously girly bag.
If hot pink isn’t your bag (excuse the pun!) let me introduce you to Lilac, an endearing grey-infused lavender, Lilac’s easy and gentle manner is quietly charming. Get ready to leave the darkness of winter behind and step into the light! For the new season we are seeing an array of soft, spring shades to brighten up the dreariest of days. Add a flash of lovely lilac and be sure to make an instant impact. Being a summer season girl, this fabulous tone has my name all over it. As most of the colours in my palette contain a hint of grey, this will work with almost everything in my wardrobe – yay! (Gotta love a capsule wardrobe!) And this is where I’d bring tonal dressing into play! (A top dressing tip for ‘Summers’) Pair it with sky blues, baby pinks, lavenders and violets for an effortlessly elegant vibe. Or bring in the leaves from the lilac bush for a cute contrast – green and lilac are complementary hues on the colour wheel, making them the perfect colour couple. Another big trend for 2019 is playing with unique colour combinations like lilac teamed with camel…or tan. Give it a go!
And finally, one for the ladies who luxe. If you’re looking for serenity and understated chic, then Airforce Blue is here for you. Pair with some timeless tailoring for a classic outfit ideal for the office then add silver sliders and a crisp white dress for that perfect summer vibe. With modern military one of the must-have trends for SS19, Airforce Blue is a brilliant way to work this look. Wear it with army greens and navy blues. Or for a more gentle, fun-filled look, try combining Airforce Blue with hues of blue-grey and candy pink. I just love how versatile this fabulous blue is!
Neutral colours are set to be huge news for the spring and a Mia Tui bag in Matte Silver or Metallic Grey is a great place to start. Keep the rest of the outfit simple to accentuate your gorgeous bag.
The SS19 runways were packed with soft beiges, rusty reds and warm camel colours, so stay ahead of the fashion pack with a fabulous Mia Tui in Chestnut or Berry. The gorgeous natural tones make these colours ideal to wear with both your winter and spring looks.
New season outfits are only as good as their accessories and finding the perfect hue is the key to creating the most flattering and fabulous on-trend look. It’s easy to see why Mia Tui is a firm favourite of those with a love of colour, practical understated glamour, and a passion for doing things their own way.
When I use a Mia Tui bag I feel so excited to be part of the world they are shaping through their colourful and animal-friendly designs.
Join the ride with MiaTui’s SS19 colourful collection!