These 4 Colour Trends Are About to Take Over Your Feed—I Guarantee It

It was a dreary winter followed by a chilly spring, which means we’ve spent the majority of the past few months dressing for comfort rather than pleasure. Between the spells of rain and unpredictable drops in temperature, it’s been easier to layer up in cosy knits in preparation for the next big turn in the weather. But the good news is, like a break in the clouds, summer is coming, and it brings with it longer days, sunny skies, and a steadily filling social calendar that will require you to dust off your party shoes.

In celebration of the new season comes a splash of rainbow tones. As we throw open our wardrobes and begin optimistically planning outfits for fabulous occasions such as weddings, holidays and parties, we intend to dress to match how we feel—joyously. Trying bold, bright colours can instantly refresh your look (and your mood), so in place of the monochrome basics that we’ve come to rely on, take this as your sign to put on the brightest outfit you can find.

One store we can always count on to bring the feel-good factor to our ensembles is & Other Stories, and its latest offering of summer, holiday, party and occasion clothing and accessories delivers in spades. It manages to nail almost every colour trend that’s gaining momentum on social media, so now is the time to get ahead of the masses and showcase some of the next It shades. Keep scrolling for our pick of the best—and brightest—& Other Stories pieces to buy now, from the strappy sandals that will tempt you away from your trusty black pair to the minidress that we can’t stop thinking about.

A sunny, Californian shade that adds a freshly-squeezed dose of vitamin chic to your wardrobe is the most effective way to beat the blues and counteract grey skies. This complexion-lifting colour is an instant mood booster—trust me. Wearing it is the perfect way to start your day.

There aren’t many outfit dilemmas that an oversized shirt can’t fix. Date night? Wear it with a satin midi skirt and heels. Weekend shopping? Pair with jeans and leather sliders. And most importantly, wear it on the beach, where it’s best styled open over a simple bikini.

Come summer, linen pieces are our wardrobe saviours, but as this dress proves, they needn’t be beige to be beautiful.

From racerbacks to keyhole cut-outs, tank tops go with everything, so brighten up a simple outfit with a pop of colour next time you reach for your faithful white vest.

The teeny, tiny bag trend on a micro level. The only thing you really need is your purse, right?

Green has enjoyed a revival as of late, from subdued sage to spring-pastel pistachio (with a little khaki thrown in for good measure). But we’re starting to fully embrace the idea of bright green. It’s impossible to ignore the apple greens that have dominated the runway for the last two years. The only way to top them? Turn up the vibrancy with texture, shine, and unexpected details.

This top has “party starter” written all over it. Come to think of it, so does the matching skirt…

The satin-smooth fabric makes this green really shine. Wear with a tank top, flatforms, and a mini bag for true ’90s nostalgia.

The best thing about this dress (aside from the cut-outs, voluminous sleeves and light linen blend), is the elasticated waistline, which makes for a flexible fit.

Platforms are everywhere this season, but if a 9-inch heel isn’t quite your everyday go-to, the flatform is a more comfortable (but equally cool) variation.

If you thought “pretty in pink” meant soft, rosy shades of blush, think again. This summer calls for a commanding shade of hot fuchsia that isn’t for wallflowers. Instead, it’s a colour as bold and fearless as the person wearing it.

Wedges are often associated with the low-key espadrille style that we know and love from holidays gone by. But a slick leather pair in a statement colour is perfect for strutting around the city.

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on any terry cloth last summer, fear not—it’s just as popular this year, too.

Easy-to-wear shorts with a wide leg and a nipped-in high waist always top our wish list.

Mini hemlines are still a talking point this season, and a dress this cute is a sure-fire conversation starter.

Blue has a tendency to be serene and calming, reminiscent of open skies or still waters. While that might be true (and evident in 2022 collections), bright blue is the colour of freedom. It stands out from the crowd, breaks the rules and still manages to be effortlessly stylish. Think of cobalt blue as the universally flattering gateway to bright dressing.

Designed to maximise your best assets, this dress supports the bust and emphasises the waist. It’s alluring without showing a lot of skin.

Every party dress needs a finishing touch, and I’ve found that in these unique earrings.

A clean summer pairing with white wide-leg jeans. 

Switch out your strappy black sandals for an inky-blue pair, and give your outfit a whole new feel.

Accessories are the easiest way to introduce a pop of colour, and if a head-to-toe look isn’t your bag, this should be. I predict it will be a best seller.

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