Spring brights: emerald green

Another spring/summer favourite of mine, not least due to my preference for dyeing my hair red, is emerald green. It seemed everywhere a month or so ago, but is sadly easing its way out of stores for the moment. It’s a pity, as there really is little more uplifting than a splash of emerald.

I currently have my eye on the following:

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Collette Dinnigan Venice Dress AUD $299 at David Jones

David Lawrence, AUD $39

Jigsaw, AUS $189

David Lawrence, AUD $139

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Shabby Apple, USD$86

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Spring brights: Cobalt

It’s midwinter here in Canberra, which of course has me longing for spring brights. Since spotting (and buying) a fabulous bright blue work skirt (with pockets) on sale from Veronika Maine, I’ve been seeing cobalt everywhere. Here are a few of my current faves:

David Lawrence, AUD $449

Jigsaw, AUD $199 (I love the feel & look of this one, but the neckline just doesn’t work on yours truly. Shame – it would be outstanding with the pants & skirts that follow!)

Cropped Jean

Trenery, AUD $99

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ASOS, AUD$22.83

David Lawrence, AUD $119

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Coast at ASOS, AUD $189.20

Image 1 of Hybrid Plunge Neck Peplum Pencil Dress

Hybrid at ASOS, AUD $138.64

MANIAC

Betts, AUD $39.99

Isn’t this colour delightfully fresh?

I’m very much in love with my cobalt skirt, as it really brightens a cold winters’ day. I’m currently styling it with a black linen blazer (similar to this one) and crisp white shirt (and patterned black stockings), but the blazer and shirt combo would look equally clean with the more relaxed cobalt jeans.

Food for thought!

Nautical

The nautical look has always been a summer staple, but those stripes are hard to resist for me all year round. Navy & white, red & white, black & white, it’s all good. If I had the colouring, I’d even wear yellow and white, such a crisp clean combination!

Which is why these pieces from Jigsaw & Portmans recently caught my eye:

Jigsaw, $199 AUD

Portmans, $49.95

However, with a wardrobe already full of stripes, I think I may need to restrain myself for now. (Although, that skirt does look very tempting…)