That colours play a major role in building up our wardrobes is a fact well acknowledged. But what if you are looking to add to your closet the ‘IT’ colours which will give it an in-vogue, stylish spin that lasts? From colour predictions for the past seasons to classics that never go out of style, we curated a list of hues that will impart an oh-so-sophisticated appeal to your wardrobe. Oh, and of course, there are styling tips and ample Bollywood inspiration should you wish to delve deeper!
Bright versions, faded pastels and classics—there’s something for everyone! Here are the top colours you need to give your wardrobe an update.
Edgy, bright and no longer restricted to convention, hot pink shade of the colour is what has been doing the rounds since the last few seasons. From international runways, think Jacquemus and Off-White, to one adapted by designers close to home (we are looking at Katrina Kaif in Anamika Khanna), the vivid colour is one that’s equal parts fun and chic and here to stay.
POPxo Recommends: If you wish to go bold, pair your pink separate with a scarlet red, giving in to some fiery colour blocking. For those who like to keep it subtle, whites and blacks do the trick.
Blue is indeed, the warmest of hues. And back in December, Pantone—the leading authority on all-things-colour—seemed to agree as it declared classic blue as the ‘colour of the year’ for 2020. Belonging to the azure family, the serene hue has a calming effect, giving it a classic status. Given its versatility, there is no surprise that we have been seeing so much of it, all the more the reason for you to include it in your closet.
POPxo Recommends: Let the deep colour stand out with your outfit, as you go in for an all-over monochrome look.
If classic blue is having a moment, the pale version in the colour family is not too far behind. Faded and exuding a muted attraction, powdered blue separates are all the rage this season, having seen their fair share of street style moments.
POPxo Recommends: Experiment with checks, stripes, subtle prints and silhouettes when adding the hue to your wardrobe, styling it solo in a dress or pairing it with a classic such as grey for an updated look.
A building block for your wardrobe, beige is the chicest of all colours, one you can style in an array of ways for an impeccable appearance. One of the biggest colour trends of 2019, it is still on our radar and going strong.
POPxo Recommends: Pair a beige pick with denim; add gold accessories to elevate your look or play with a mix of shades, wearing dark and light tones to achieve a gradation.
Black is always in vogue and don’t you let anyone tell you any different. Not that the darkest colour needs any testimony, but from head-to-toe looks in noir like Sonam Kapoor’s, to a mix-and-match with stark and subtle shades alike, the classic works like a charm, no matter what the occasion.
POPxo Recommends: Accessorise smartly, sticking to one tone in jewels to bring out the best of your outfit. Should a pop of colour be on the cards, add a vibrant-hued accessory, read shoes or a handbag, for a winning look.
You didn’t think we were going to leave grey out of the equation, did you! Ever versatile and sophisticated, the muted colour goes a long way to make your wardrobe stand out from the crowd. And if a smart workwear option is what you have looking for, grey fits the bill.
POPxo Recommends: Play with textures, wearing grey in chambray or a knitted fabric such as fleece to add some extra appeal to your choice of colour.
Ah, the lovely lavender! Be it international street style circuits or red carpets in Bollywood, the distinctive hue is definitely one that elevates your wardrobe. From Priyanka Chopra to Kriti Sanon, the loyalists for the colour are too many, as is the inspiration to wear it.
POPxo Recommends: Take cues from Alaya F for a semi-embroidered style to add to your lavender attire. Looking for the ideal pairing? Don’t overlook white and black!
So which one of these are you going to pick first?
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