Spring Colour Trend – Desert Shades.

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One of the most wearable colour trends for 2019 is what I am calling desert shades. If you have soft colouring or soft as a secondary characteristic then this is one that will work for you. If you are bright just pick out some of the brighter shades and mix them with your neutral colours. (If you aren’t sure about your colouring check out this page on your best colours)

These desert shades look like the fabric has been softened in the sunshine or stone washed to give them a gorgeous muted feel. You will see plenty of neutral earthy colours but it also includes softened reds, yellows, pinks and greens too. They can be worn alone or mixed with each other to create a gorgeous colour palette.

How to wear Desert Shades – Skirts

Desert shades, muted colour scheme, karen miller suede skirt, other stories red button skirt, Jigsaw cream pleat skirt,

Scarf // Sweater // Pleat skirt // Bag // Shoes // Necklace // Rib top // Red skirt // bag // Boots // Yellow blouse // Suede skirt // Bag // Shoes //

Desert shades work for both smart and casual outfits and soft suedes and leathers bring them to life.

How to wear Desert Shades – Trousers

Desert shades, green trousers, Mint Velvet red stripe trousers, Boden stripe jersey skirt // Capsule accessories bags

Earrings // Scarf // Sweater // Bag // Trousers // Sandals // Sunglasses // T-shirt // Trousers // Bag // Woven shoes // Scarf // T-shirt // Skirt // Bag // Trainers //

Look out for accessories in woven leather, scarves in muted prints and check out Marks and Spencer for a great range of jewellery.

Will you be trying these desert shades? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Lucy
    March 4, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    Love these styling suggestions, especially the trouser options!

  2. Pat
    March 5, 2019 / 6:39 pm

    Love, love, desert shades, you always have unusual color parings.
    Thanks for the inspiration, Maria.