WITH crisp snowflake, eggshell and cream tones trending on the runway, this spring/summer is set to be white hot.
A detox from the noisy graphic prints that punctuated autumn wardrobes, white is a “clean slate,” according to Canberra Centre stylist Colleen Cuneo.
“Nothing says ‘summer-ready’ better than a white dress or a cream skirt.” Colleen says.
“White is preppy, and it’s very clean and fresh. This year, you can do it head-to-toe, and Canberra women are already really embracing that look, which is great.”
Dresses with collars or high-cut necklines will also be seen this summer, with minimal accessories required.
Another trend to watch out for is monochromatic, says Colleen.
“You could do a white suit with a really cool monochromatic shoe, which really makes an outfit stand out,” she says.
“We’re looking towards a very modern approach this year. It’s a bit more directional, and a bit more futuristic, which is fun.”
Other big colours from the European runways are emerald green, orange and prints.
“When you pair white with bold colours, it really sets off your outfit,” says Colleen.
Team a bold top with cropped pants and ankle strap shoes to be bang on-trend, says Colleen.
For men, it’s all about polished, timeless looks.
“It’s a very Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger kind of style this year, and boys love that, a nice polished shoe and a crisp buttoned up shirt with a pair of shorts or trousers,” Colleen says.
“It’s not super layered or over-accessorised, there’s a cleaner look there.”