Aamina Siddiqi discusses the difficulty of achieving the perfect look perpetuated by the celebrity-focused media, especially for women of colour, as the makeup industry caters for lighter skin tones and pushes up prices for all.Written by Redbrick on 28th March 2015
‘A Lighter Shade of Blue': Pastels
Perhaps a subtle retaliation to the Steps come-back at the end of 2011 or more likely an unrelated but happy coincidence, the fashion world has pioneered a lighter instead of ̵...
Perhaps a subtle retaliation to the Steps come-back at the end of 2011 or more likely an unrelated but happy coincidence, the fashion world has pioneered a lighter instead of 'deeper' shade of blue this season through arguably the key trend: pastels.
While we have returned to Birmingham with the post-Christmas assumption that winter must now be over with summer surely imminent, just looking out the window tells a different seasonal story. Along with everyone telling us it's the 'most depressing time of the year', something that is sure to pull you out of any 'deep' January 'blues' (Steps references – over) are the Spring Summer collections that will be appearing on the high street over the next few weeks. As the dregs of the sales retreat back into the storage room the new season is exciting, fresh, colourful and optimistic. I was lucky enough to witness a few of the shows first-hand in September and what became apparent was the overwhelming amount of different trends: from Gatsby glamour to pyjama daywear; crop tops with maxi skirts to short and sporty; floral patterns to paisley. If you are eager to welcome the new season trends, do not let the weather deter you. Incorporate a pastel coloured T-shirt or jumper with skinny jeans and Chelsea boots to welcome the new season, whilst keeping warm. Below are a couple of examples of how to apply a spring/summer flare to your winter wardrobe.
Soft and cosy to wear, with a perfectly on trend icy exterior, the foil circle references another trend this season: subtle shine.
MOTO high waist Kristen jeans £40.
With a range of different pale pastel colours available, these MOTO jeans in Blush can be teamed with a plain white tee and chunky cardigan to perfect the transitional trend look.