Paintbox Brights Are The Mood-Enhancing Pieces Your Wardrobe Needs

The spring 2018 trend that's lifting our spirits in a still-overcast February will deliver a hit of colour to your wardrobe. Bold, bright, paintbox colours are the name of the game (although pastels will also be taking centre stage this spring), and both designers and the high street are going all-out with statement shades.

Whatever your preferred colour, the catwalks of SS18 had it in spades. For electric fuchsias, look no further than Tom Ford's '80s-inspired power shoulder suit jacket and matching jumpsuit, or Roksanda's ethereal dress with statement sleeves. For citrussy lemon, see Kenzo's show, which featured silk dresses paired with pinstriped tights, or look to Calvin Klein's yellow trousers, worn by model du jour Kaia Gerber.

For cobalt blues, Helmut Lang presented a ripped-and-renewed deconstructed jacket with matching trousers, while Phillip Lim's spliced biker jacket stole the show. Public School's Crayola-green slip dress made us rethink the tricky shade, and Marc Jacobs convinced us to pair an oversized green sweater with a tube skirt of the same tone.

Of course, our favourite street stylers took note and donned their brights for fashion month, too. Click through for tips and tricks on how to confidently wear this season's brightest paintbox shades.

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Pink has reigned supreme for some time now, but rather than reach for the ubiquitous softer hues, focus on fuchsia like this fashion week guest.
This suit is giving us all the confidence we need, from the boardroom to the bar.

French Connection Sundae Suiting Blazer, £140, Trousers, £80, available at French Connection
Everything in Issey Miyake's Pleats Please line is gorgeous, but this skirt is a great investment for summer, too.

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Pleated Straight Midi Skirt, £200, available at Matches Fashion
Silk and satin camisoles will be a warm-weather staple yet again.

Apiece Apart Eloise Hammered Silk-Satin Camisole, £270, available at Net-A-Porter
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Pow! Red-to-toe has been gaining momentum for several seasons, but the way to refresh is by going bolder and louder, like this tomato-toned street styler.
Layer this jumpsuit over a camel rollneck now, wear alone with sandals come summer.

Urban Outfitters Straight-Neck Linen Button-Down Jumpsuit, £56, available at Urban Outfitters
Is there still time to buy a winter coat? We'll make an exception for Ienki Ienki.

Ienki Ienki Oversized Puffer Jacket, £1,159, available at Farfetch
Warehouse continues to impress, with every collection proving more essential to our wardrobe than the last.

Warehouse Wrap Pencil Skirt, £39, available at Warehouse
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Mytheresa.com buyer Tiffany Hsu keeps things tonal with her tangerine patent coat, mustard jumper, and tan bag.
Exactly what the doctor ordered on a dull London day. Pair with green for an unexpectedly fitting match.

H&M Cashmere Jumper, £79.99, available at H&M
Zing! Who needs the sun when we can get our vitamin D from brights like this?

Arket Cotton Crêpe Gathering Top, £35, available at Arket
Layer this Mango knit over a floral midi dress and wear with sock boots.

Mango V-Neckline Sweater, £35.99, available at Mango
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Gitta Banko's mustard-hued track two-piece proves top-to-toe isn't going anywhere fast. Hers is from Dawid Tomaszewski, paired with a Chanel bag.
Preen Line Deanna Ruffled Georgette Midi Dress, £450, available at Net-A-Porter
Shrimps Pyrus Coat, £525, available at Shrimps
Chloé's fashion consultant Loulou De Saison belts her electric blue DVF coat over a white Ellery shirt and Proenza Schouler trousers. Top marks for the micro bag and futuristic sunnies.
& Other Stories' knitwear offering has been strong this season – consider this top of the pile.

& Other Stories Slit Sleeve Sweater, £69, available at & Other Stories
Finery's workwear-appropriate yet elegant pieces are a staple of our wardrobe.

Finery Barnes Cornflower Blue Leather Skirt, £279, available at Finery
We're digging this pairing of jumper and kick flares from Uterqüe.

Uterqüe Flared Trousers, £39.90, available at Uterqüe
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Fashion director Georgia Tal paired her Kermit-green Ellery dress with a bag from brand of the moment, Wandler.
We're layering this COS cardigan over a rollneck of the same shade.

COS Cotton-Silk Knit Cardigan, £55, available at COS
The track top 2.0 comes in greens and reds, rather than navy.

Topshop Green Side Striped Track Jacket, £30, available at Topshop
Wedding season is sorted thanks to this MSGM showstopper.

MSGM Detachable-Bow Tiered Faille Dress, £645, available at Matches Fashion

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