Strong looks for strong personalities
After wrapping ourselves up in heavy coats all winter, most of us will want to get out there and make a big statement with the arrival of summer. You could be planning a birthday celebration, going on holiday, or just wanting to look your best on a trip to the shops. In any case, one thing is true: those with big personalities need big looks to match. There are loads of ways you can do this, from being bolder with the colours you wear to jumping into a costume to really make a statement.
To match the spring and summer blossoms, many retailers are amping up their colour palettes this season. Many are stocking vibrant shades such as cobalt blue and fuchsia. It seems as though the trend has developed away from patterns and floral prints to these bold blocks of colour. This will come as a welcome change to the grey and black that many will have been wearing throughout the drab winter months.
While dynamic colours are in for clothes, accessories are a different matter. This year sees a resurgence of leather and ethnic embroidery. Satchels, and all things vintage, still remain a popular choice for those who are seeking to make a statement with their appearance. Floral hairclips and fasteners are big, and would make an ideal companion to several looks. These deep and rich colours are prevalent, with many fashionable brands stocking gypsy-inspired jewellery. Dramatic rings and earrings are in, as well as oversized bracelets and brooches. The internet is perfect for finding unique items that suit you. As an individual, there is nothing worse than seeing someone wearing an identical item, and searching for obscure and rare objects online is one way to avoid this problem.
If accessories and colours are not enough for you, and you need to go bigger, then don’t dismiss fancy dress stores as a useful resource for summer parties. For maximum impact, you could deck yourself out as Wonder Woman or Catwoman. Searching through the extensive catalogue of Escapade fancy dress costumes may provide you with some inspiration. Take a special look at the rock star costumes if you fancy a strong look to take to one of this summer’s music festivals.
For strong looks, you have to get out there and make a big impression. Summer’s the perfect time to do this – after all, it only comes once a year!