So May is upon us, I cannot believe how fast this year is going. I have been home already a month and I won’t lie I wish it would slow down just a little. I’ve really missed home. This is my first summer in three years that I’ve been in Ireland and I intend on making it a fun one. As most of you know yellow is everywhere and it is the key color this summer. Many high street brands from River Island to Topshop are creating their own signature with this latest summer crazy -It’s hard to escape. For now my favorite high street summer collection has got to be Zara. It’s only in recent years that I have started to experiment with color and I know it’s not for everyone but I think I have found the perfect introduction for summer. Whether you wear vibrant clothing or just like to stick to an all black uniform Zara has what you are looking for. Zara have created two colorful leather jackets that will match perfectly with whatever color you chose.
For me I decided to pair my new leather jacket with an old treasure, my Karl Lagerfeld skirt. I love the contrast of orange and yellow and I wanted to show how easy it is to match up these two citrus colors. It’s not simple but let’s face it, red and pink matched together has lasted way too long, it’s time for a plate change.
When you are going to match anything it’s important that they complement each other but make sure there is not too much going on. Summer to me is getting to wear whatever color you want with a mix match of fabrics and of course having fun when doing it. Because both colors are extremely colorful I found that a white top and shoes would blend the citrus colors and pull the look together.
I love my boots but sometimes flats are needed when your having a long day running about. What is perfect about fashion these days is that you really can change a look from casual to formal with just a switch of a shoe. For my accessories I used my favorite designer Mary Frances for contrast but also a small addition of other colors. This yellow jacket is also available in a baby blue if this trending color is not for you. Hope you ladies try about a similar look, I would love to see what you al come up with. Photography by Ralph McKeon (instagram @ralphmckeonphotography).