There's nothing like some bold prints and bright colour to lighten up your week. Hannah-Rose of Capture the Castle dissects this eye-catching trend with some of her favourite pieces from The Corner Shop.
one. Marni scarf, $445
two and three. Alas playsuit, $65
four. Carven skirt, $295
five. Equipment shirt, $275
six. from L-R Isabel Marant cuff in pink, $115, Isabel Marant cuff in multi, $165.
There was a time, not so long ago if I'm going to be dead honest, when the closest I got to a print was a breton stripe. I'm a bit of a beige-and-navy kind of gal, and it takes a lot for me to stray from my comfort zone of deliciously simple neutrals. But this season's blown out digital prints, with their blowsy colouring, geometric patterns and youthful exuberance, are more than enough to entice me to the bright side.
There's something about summer. Summer and colour. Why would you want to head out into that blinding australian sun wearing boring black or navy? And why, in the heat, would you submit yourself to such torture? Why when you could be wearing a barely-there silk shirt in a washed out camouflage print or a little playsuit in organic cotton that's technically pyjamas but who's going to know, if you pair it with some strappy sandals and a pair of anklets? That's the thing about summer. Everyone is under dressed, so you can make anything look ok. After spending almost a month in the depths of winter - where burgundy is a bright colour and grey is everyone's favourite tone - I've come back craving just a little bit of something eye catching to remind myself of blue skies and summer sun.
The best thing about all of these pieces is that you can mix and match them with neutrals to make them work. The Carven skirt would be perfect with a simple white tee shirt, and of course those Isabel bracelets would be a great addition to a slouchy sweatshirt and straight-leg jeans. A little bit goes a long way.