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
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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