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Warm up your look with a colour pop

The sunny weather may be on the wane, but mild days mean colours can still shine.

By Helen Carson

Published 27/07/2015

Blouse, £27, shorts, model’s own, La Redoute
Blouse, £27, shorts, model’s own, La Redoute
Jeans, £50, top, £40, Long Tall Sally
Top, £4, trousers, £14, shoes, £18, Primark
Top, £25, skirt, £32, shoes, £25, Very
Top, £16, culottes, £26, necklace, £12, shoes, £22, M&Co
Shorts, £22,

The typical Northern Ireland summer usually sees us donning floaty skirts and strappy tops to make the most of the sunshine, while other days we need to reach for the brolly.

Despite the recent spate of showers, though, warm days mean there is no better time to showcase the colours of the summer months in a season dominated by everything from boho chic to sweet sugary shades.

Crush on candy colours from pretty pink dresses and t-shirts to mint, pale blue or lemon jeans, with girly full skirts in sorbet colours which look good enough to eat. The soft, feminine colour palette flatters sun-kissed skin for a just-back-from-holiday look.

If you are showing off your tan, the coolest way to do so is in a playsuit. The stylish one-piece with fringes channels a festival vibe; while prints, colour blocking and monochrome show off a more grown-up feel.

The winning combinations of beautiful floral prints brought a gorgeous pop of colour to our summer wardrobe again this year, when teamed with pastels to create some blooming lovely dresses.

Coral and cobalt blue are still the go-to hues for the season, so it's easy to make a statement with these gorgeous rich shades which create drama day or night.

Seventies chic is easy to recreate with rust vests and tan suede fringed gilets - throw on with a sun hat and a pair of washed out flared jeans and you're ready to get your summer groove on.

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