How to Wear Brights


Trinny says, 'Don't be afraid of neon yellow and coral'.

Trinny says, ‘Don’t be afraid of neon yellow and coral’.

Poppy red; Schiaparelli pink; acid green; neon yellow, tangerine: Biff – Bam – Boom – Kapow!!! Wearing bright colours can be scary stuff. Yet if brights are put together with a creative eye they evoke a statement of supreme self-confidence in the wearer.

A lot of people automatically wear brights with black. This creates a rather harsh juxtaposition. We suggest teaming screaming colours with a softer base tone that complements your eyes, hair and skin. That way your whole outfit works with you, rather than overwhelming you. In Trinny’s case grey really softens the neon.

It is okay to mix bights together in clashing dissonance – tomato red looks great with hot pink and bright orange or, as in Trinny’s outfit here, neon yellow works with fluorescent pink. The trick is to keep the base palette simple. Stick to just one or two tones of grey, navy or white. And let the brights do the work.

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