I love colour. That’s why May is such an exciting time for me, to see the cherry blossoms, lilac bushes and magnolia trees blooming, and to see gals shed their winter coats and reveal fresh summer dresses. I dig it when men embrace colour in their wardrobe (or in their instruments, like Tom Hartney here, of the great new Melbourne band Major Tom & the Atoms). This season I’m celebrating colour in new ways, trying shades I’ve never touched before, and going for colour blocking and tailored vintage looks with heavier fabrics that I’ll put away as we move closer to the summer festival season of light, flowing, patterned, ethereal pieces.
Here’s one of my favourite spring dresses, with hot psychedelic colours and bold floral print. The stylish dude on my right is Chaka Chikodzi from the Resolutionaries Marimba Band. Chaka’s always expressing his colourful Zimbabwean roots in eye-catching head gear.
One colour I’ve never had in my wardrobe is chartreuse. What a pretty word, and a somewhat daring colour choice! I spotted this 60s frock in Etsy shop littlelightVTG and love the floral lace detail on the empire waist, and ruffled sleeve finish.
Salmon is another shade that’s not seen a lot these days, but I think it’s a good look with any hair colour or skin tone. It looks especially great in this piece on offer from Etsy seller GypsyStardustDesign. The gold embroidery breaks up the blocked colour, and the high neckline and long sleeves balance out the shortness of the skirt.
I’m very much in love with hats right now too. I’ve put away my furry winter hats, and am shopping around for some wide brimmed sun protecting ones. This is a very gorgeous colourful one that may make its way into my shopping cart, from Etsy shop ElectriqueLadyland: