Take 5 - Spring Colours

It's been a while since I last managed a Take 5 Challenge so I decided instead of just talking about colours and combinations, I would instead challenge myself to try it out.  Excited to be linking up with the ladies of Wardrobe Wednesday at Create, Hope, Inspire and Pleated Poppy today.

So I am trying out my new citron yellow skirt (I say new, although it was thrifted, and judging by the label almost fits into the vintage category!).

Warehouse leopard blouse, wide belt.

H&M cropped jumper, Glassons hot pink singlet, K-Mart neon braclets.

Unknown striped cardigan, black pashmina.

Glassons high low sheer top, tan braided belt.

Matalan peplum top, red beads.

So my favourite look, and the one most practical for my work day I think is the colour blocking outfit.  I have a great colourful bead necklace that would really offset this outfit I think, but alas it is still a month off in sea freight.  I tried out the colours advice by NZ Fashion (see below) but maybe it was the hue/tone of my clothing but I just couldn't get yellow with mint, blue of brown right.  I do have more grey stuff coming still which I am excited to try together.

The most popular 2012 spring colours, in their various shades and tones are;

Coral - try it with turquoise, mint, black and white, leopard, green or navy
Citron Yellow - try it with turquoise, mint, black and white, cobalt blue, brown, grey
Tangerine - try it with pink, black, lighter shades and golden jewellery – (best next to the skin if you’re olive or tanned)
Kelly Green (wonderful name isn’t it!) - black, navy, white; and
Mint - try it with yellow, pink, teal, navy, stripes

Remember if you aren't feeling brave enough to do a whole outfit splash of colour like this picture above (Trelise Cooper's current shop window), try out an accessory (bag, jewellery, belt, scarf) or even just a peak of colour with a coloured camisole like my friend Lara did during our recent wardrobe make-over.