Fireworks Fashion

Remember, remember…it’s Bonfire Night! We’re taking inspiration from the flames and the fireworks with some fireworks fashion. And no, we don’t mean exploding clothes, silly. We’re talking fireworks fashion – harnessing all those gorgeous flame shades; yellows, oranges, rusts, and bright, bold reds.

Fireworks fashion is the perfect autumnal fashion colour palette agree? This time of year is a burst of natural colour, with browns, reds, rusts, yellows and oranges taking over from summer greens.

Mix your colours – either in an autumnal print, or in separates, with fireworks fashion themed accessories too.

Fireworks fashion oneClockwise, from top left: Print dress, £145, Debut @ Debenhams, yellow crepe front split skirt, £17.99, New Look, orange dress, £28, BHS, ankle boots, £79.99, H&M, rust bag, £19.99, New Look, orange blouse, £32, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams

These fireworks fashion shades work brilliantly in the 1970s trend that’s huge right now – we adore this autumnal maxi dress from JOY. Team with with a floppy hat, a blanket wrap and you’re good to go.

fireworks fashion threeClockwise, from top left: Maxi dress, £99, JOY, blanket wrap, £25.60 (was £32), BHS, red coat, £40, BHS, chunky jumper, £49.95, GAP, Adidas Superstars, £79, Schuh, hat, £19.99, H&M

Chunky knits in fireworks fashion shades work brilliantly for a night at the bonfire or fireworks display. They also look super edgy with a completely contrasting fabric and style, like this Balmain x H&M satin skirt.

Fireworks fashion twoClockwise, from top left: Red trousers, £34.95, GAP, red skirt, £79.99, Balmain x H&M, red coat, £95, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, rust gloves, £5, BHS, red shoes, £29.99, H&M, mustard jumper, £19.99, New Look, orange New Balance trainers, £70, Schuh

A splash of yellow brings your fireworks fashion to life. Orange jumpsuit, yellow sweater, rust coat and red shoes. You’ll be as bright as the bonfire!

fireworks fashion fourClockwise, from top left: Cowl neck sweater, £22, BHS, ribbon dress, £29.99, H&M, jumpsuit, £100, French Connection, yellow sweater, £85, French Connection, Miss L-Fire shoes, £65, Schuh, rust fur collar coat, £69, Red Herring @ Debenhams


In a Pop Art Fashion

We’ve come over all in a pop art fashion this week, thanks to the current Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.

Pop Art, a style that appeared in the 1950s, and whose most famous, and well-known exponent is Andy Warhol, challenged fine art, with the use of popular product imagery from the day.

In the 1960s, Lichtenstein created some fantastic pop art, and you can see it at the modern art gallery until later this year. If you look closely at most of his work, you will note that he uses just three primary colours – red, yellow and blue – and  black and white.

So, we go to thinking – how cute would some pop art fashion look?! Red, yellow and blue with a hint of black thrown in is a great colour combination. Want to stand out from the crowd – embrace some pop art fashion!

Bright and bold primary colours make a simple fashion statement when the pieces themselves are simple – think a body suit, a midi skirt, some cute accessories, and shoes. Perfect pop art fashion!

pop art fashion twoBlack skirt, £29.95, H&M, red body, £25, JOY, yellow shoes, £55, Faith @ Debenhams, blue clutch, £22.99, New Look

pop art fashion threeBlue midi skirt, £45, JOY, red tote bag, £79.95, GAP, black body, £25, JOY, yellow beads, £7.99, H&M, black sandals, £39, Betty Jackson.Black @ Debenhams

Mix up your three primary colours – if you wear just blue and yellow, you may look like you’re paying homage to IKEA, not Lichtenstein’s colour palette!

pop art fashion fiveBlack shoes, £55, Schuh, blue trousers, £45, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, red lace detail top, £42.50, White Stuff, yellow top, £35, JOY, black fringe bag, £19.99, H&M

It’s quite a colour statement to make – perhaps a coat in one colour, to be taken off, would help ease you into it? Or hide one colour under an LBD in bright bold lingerie!?

pop art fashion oneBlack jeans, £14.99, H&M, yellow top, £40, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, blue coat, £45, BHS, red Adidas Superstars Supercolors, £67, Schuh

pop art fashion fourBlack dress, £19.99, New Look, red clutch bag, £24.95, GAP, blue bra, £9.99, briefs, £5.99, New Look, yellow sandals, £39, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams

If you don’t love the black, or all three colours together, then choose one and make a bold, and colourful pop art fashion statement this summer, in your own way

pop art fashion sevenRed sunnies, £5.99, H&M, yellow stone necklace, £9, JOY, blue jersey sundress, £65, French Connection, yellow beach bag, £10, BHS, red shirt, £29.95, White Stuff, yellow belt, £3.99, New Look, yellow tube top, £3.99, H&M, blue wedge espadrilles, £17.99, New Look

Pop art fashion sixYellow playsuit, £39.99, H&M, red beads, £10, Claire’s Accessories, yellow dress, £59, JOY, blue heels, £39.99, H&M

So, if you fancy some pop art fashion, but need inspired, you know where to go!