The new year is only a day away but already I'm dreaming of spring. The weather outside is damp and gloomy but a quick look through our latest lingerie arrivals immersed me in a petal coloured world of tea parties and garden picnics, long sunny mornings and warm, slow-fading evenings.
Make a fresh start and think about those colours that will lift your mood and define your style in the coming season. For me, the three colours to invest in will be: pink (all shades); soft blues; warm, creamy nudes. As any lingerie lover knows, what you wear under your clothes (or without them - with undies this gorgeous why cover them up at home?) will affect how you feel - at least for me, knowing I look good is a long way to feeling good too.
So, for pinks I'm loving cool and frosty shades that remind me of homemade strawberry ice-cream, along with deeper tones through juicy peach right down to intense and sultry fuchsia. Nothing looks more feminine than pink, especially contrasted with soft grey wraps or bed socks, but you can make the look more grown-up with gold tone accessories.
With blue, I'm leaving bold electric colours for summer when I'll (hopefully) have the tan to set them sparkling. For now, softer cornflower hues feel more appropriate and will look more flattering against my sun starved skin! Rich coral accessories or nail varnish will pop against this shade, while mint and jade greens will create an interesting contrast.
Which leaves us with nude. I'm a big fan of Elle Macpherson's Treasured collection in Ivory - the pale purple trims make nude subtly sexy. Sweet, vintage details whisper of past glamour with nude styles so I'll be on the look-out for lace, embroidery and ribbon finishes.
Well, it may seem a bit early to get carried away with spring flourishes, bit with Christmas over and the rain smattering against my office window, I think a little treat to look forward to is definitely called for! Bring on the new season...