Inject a little Jil Sander into your S/S wardrobe with splashes of colour

By Andrea Petrou on March 17th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

By Emily Borrett.

Twill Slacks

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These brilliant purple high-waisted slacks are sporty, sexy and on-trend. You can find them at American Apparel.

Fashion Week is long gone now, but spring is on the way – there’s no better way to celebrate that than with a graphic explosion of colour, as seen at Jil Sander (pictured). The fashion house’s long eye-popping column skirts, teamed with fluorescent lipstick and beautifully cut plain white tee-shirts, has become one of the most referenced catwalk collections of the year. Beautifully simple, youthful and fun, this is one trend we can get behind.

It’s so easy as a lover of the high street to fall into the trap of black, black, black. Little black dresses, black heels, black everything. Very classic, yes, and a bit Chanel, but – whisper it – a tiny bit boring. If you’re not interested in vampy dramatic black clothing or ballerina-esque neutrals, then this might be a trend that you want to try out.

It’s a trend that might be tricky to nail if you’re new to experimenting with colour – believe me, I know I definitely am – but the key to this look is to keep things simple. For full-on eye-popping fashion choose a statement piece in a vivid colour, such as a maxi skirt or pair of tailored trousers, and team it up with simple accessories and a clean white shirt for a look that’s both youthful and modern. Or, if you’re feeling a bit too timid to meet the trend head-on, give a nod to the look with a fluorescent handbag or pair of heels. River Island is fantastic for bright shoes – check out their “Fashion Fix” section for a selection of eye-popping shoes.

Also high on our colour-popping hit list is American Apparel. It may seem an obvious choice, but you really need to look no further for a wide range of sexy, youthful basics in eye-wateringly bright colours. We love their twill slacks in bright purple.

To check out our favourite colourful pieces on the high street, check out our gallery.

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