Summer is so much harder than winter when it comes to matching things up. Winter consists of an array of shades of black and that trusty staple wardrobe that takes you through the big chill year after year. Summer, however, is the one season of the year that requires a wardrobe refresh annually and much more thought for the end result to work. It's a matter of colour and co-ordination and if you get it wrong - you'll look like you've just stepped out of an 80's rave in the wrong era (i.e. not a good look).
That brings me on to the new neutral. For years the rule has applied to everyone everywhere that to 'play it safe', black is your universal colour match up to go with everything - but who wants to wear black in the summer just because it goes with everything?
There are plenty of other colours that the rule applies to - white, grey and.... tan. Who knew? Tan has become the contemporary shade for that ultimate colour link up (thank Chloe and Stella McCartney) and this year it's not going anywhere. Pair with bright, electric colours for a refreshed feel and you're good to go!
Bag - Zara