As we finally near the end of what was a fashion-filled winter, it’ll soon be time to ditch the scarves and woolly jumpers, and crack out this year’s spring-summer colours. But what are they?
1. Paint the Town Red
From bright scarlet jackets to wine-coloured suits, red dominated the SS15 runways in every way and shade possible. Whether you opt for a more bold, vibrant hue or something a bit darker and richer, red is the go-to colour for anyone looking to make a statement this season. Keep things casual with a pair of fun chino shorts or this burgundy, jersey bomber jacket, however, if you’re looking to go a bit more formal, try this deep-red oxford shirt, or these unmissable tartan trousers.
Unless, like David Oyelowo, you plan on rocking a sharp, red suit this season, I’d recommend limiting this colour to one item per outfit, especially with big, attention-grabbing pieces like jackets and trousers. However, if your outfit only has hints of red (e.g. part of a print on a shirt), feel free to highlight these details with accessories. Play it safe with a red neck-tie or a pair of dark, burgundy brogues, or, if you really want to stand-out, invest in a pair of vivid, suede loafers or a smart pork pie hat.
2. All White Everything
Continuing its reign from AW14, head-to-toe white is set to be just as big this season as more and more stores and designers tackle the trend in more and more ways. Great examples of this include this sleek, white biker jacket and this unique, embossed backpack. However, as the trend carries on into SS15, we do see one main difference to last season, as creamier shades are brought into the mix. This is good news for those of you out there with paler skin-tones that maybe didn’t try the all-white look last season in fear of it washing you out. If that’s the case, then I’d recommend this off-white, ribbed jumper from and these ecru, denim dungarees.
Unlike red, with this colour less certainly isn’t more. In fact, the more white you add into an outfit, the more of a statement you’ll make. For a look that’s both cool and fashionable, team a pair of white, skinny jeans with an ivory bomber jacket and your favourite pair of all-white trainers. accessorize perfectly with a white, minimalist watch to complete the look.
3. Forest Green With Envy
That’s exactly how you’ll have people feeling this season if you find a way to add this rich shade to your outfits. This colour is everywhere this SS15, working great both on its own and as a part of a pattern to give you a fun, exciting look perfect for summer! Just like with the red, River Island currently have a great pair of chino shorts in this shade, and this floral shirt from Topman offers a formal twist that could easily jazz up your casual looks. Want to introduce your feet to this new trend? You can’t go wrong with a pair of these suede Era 59 Vans. Their deep colour and classic design make them perfect for topping off your summer outfits. Finally, for those of you beach-bound this SS15, try these Tokyo Laundry tropical swim shorts for an effortless, stand-out look bound to turn some heads.
Although this colour is perfect for, and likely to be huge, this summer, that certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t find a way to add it to your post-winter/spring wardrobe, with looks such as this oversized sweatshirt, acid-wash denim shirt and this slightly faded bomber jacket all providing that extra bit of warmth along with a look that’s edgy and modern. These green, leather Dr Marten boots also give the same grungy look, and will come in handy when trying to walk in those inevitable spring showers.
4. The Dawn of Dusk Blue
SS15 greets us with a colour that most people, myself included, probably haven’t seen much of before, especially in men’s fashion. Despite this, its predicted to be huge this year, with most stores already filling their shelves with everything from Dusk Blue jackets to socks. This shade of blue isn’t very bright but is quite unusual and therefore still draws a bit of attention, making it perfect for adding a pop of colour to your outfit without completely taking away from all its other components. Zara currently have a great jacket that is designed in a way that not only allows you to add colour to your outfit without hijacking it, but to do the same with its patchwork pattern. Another fantastic piece is this mixed knit jumper from Topman, which works great for both layering and wearing alone. H&M have also got in on the trend, and these skinny fit, twill trousers are a great piece that can not only act as the key to any casual look, but can be easily dressed up with a matching shirt and your favourite pair of smart shoes for any formal events you have on the calendar.
Of all the SS15 colours, this is one of the most easily adaptable, and there are ways to fit it into wardrobes of all different styles. ASOS currently carry quite a few shirts with Dusk Blue patterns, ranging in style and pattern from casual, florals to dressier, chevron prints. Don’t be surprised if you also see this colour pop up when shopping in summer, with items such as these Burton shorts already in stores, we can be sure that the (hopefully) warm weather will help plenty more items like these find their way onto the highstreet. Again, this is a trend that your feet can also take part in, with sun-ready footwear such as these classic Toms just waiting for you to take them home.
5. A Hint of Lavender
Purple is a colour that we see far, far too little of in men’s fashion and it’s great to see a shade of it amongst the trends for SS15. As with Dusk Blue, Lavender is a colour that can be easily adapted for any style or event. You can add a purple twist to your formal wear with this slim, textured tie or this classic poplin shirt, whereas these 5-pocket, slim fit chinos and this contrast sleeve tee are the way to go if you’re looking to try out some Lavender in your everyday looks.
By the looks of things, this is yet another colour that everyone will be wearing this summer. Want to get yourself a head start? Get your hands on items like these Quay sunglasses or washed chino shorts that work perfectly to compliment an already-great outfit, or use this colour to make your outfit great with pieces like this Friend or Faux printed vest or these star-print swim shorts. Whichever look you decide is best for you, be sure to expect more than a few second looks when sporting it this summer.
So, what are your thoughts on this year’s SS15 colour trends?
Will you be adding any of these colours to your wardrobe next season?
Let me know in the comments below!