YES YOU CAN: Spice up your summer look

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

Want to warm up your wardrobe? Me too. I’ve found that adding a healthy pinch of spice really makes a great palette of punchy neturals. Earthy red-brown shades including nutmeg, cinnamon and paprika flatter all skin tones, while mustardy hues such as saffron and turmeric suit most and look great on darker skins. If you prefer to keep things simple, just accessorise your neutrals with a spicy accessory.

How to spice up your summer look

Switch to Earth tones

Elevate safari style with a slick suit: Blazer, £549, and trousers, £399, oroton.com. Image credit: Sandra Semburg, Jason Jean/BL aublut-edition.com

Nutmeg and saffron are your new go-tos.

Top, £94, Eberjey, Selfridges

Trousers, £129, Eberjey, Selfridges

Sandals, £194 (was £555), Marni, The Outnet

Earrings, £19, Feather and Stitch

Sunglasses, £395, Lapima, Matches Fashion

Bag, £195, This is Stelar

Play with fiery tones

Be done in one with an easy jumpsuit: £295, arkitaip.com. Image credit: Sandra Semburg, Jason Jean/BL aublut-edition.com

Mix and match complementary shades of cayenne.

Jacket, £79, Hush

Dress, £65, La Redoute

Bag, £110, Memah, The Small Home

Sunglasses, £10, Monki

Shoes, £90, Jigsaw

Give print more pep

Embrace volume with a block-print dress: £195, and/or X La Galeria Elefante, Johnlewis.com. Image credit: Sandra Semburg, Jason Jean/BL aublut-edition.com

A bold pattern will pop when teamed with earthy cinnamon.

Top, £375, Jonathan Simkhai, My Theresa

Skirt, £150, Kemi Telford x John Lewis

Shoes, £75, Boden

Earrings, £39, Feather and Stitch

Sunglasses, £29.99, Pilgrim

Bag, £248, Free People