Mauve seems to be making waves in the fashion spectrum. A sweet, feminine hue, with a dark edge, I can firmly get out my weatherman hat and forecast that mauve will be the new blush.
Today I make a mauve in this boho printed mini dress and ankle boots combo.
As I hold up two red dresses to myself in front of the mirror, I hear a stifled chuckle from my other half.. ‘But my lipstick is more of crimson colour, so this scarlet dress would be a little bit clash-y’, I ponder.
‘Errr… aren’t they both red?’. He questions. I shake my head, tut tut and carry on my dilemma.
Anyone whose other half/brother/dad/male friend has made a comment like this, raise your magenta flag.
Luckily for those with a keen eye, fashion can be far more than a primary school palette of primary, secondary and tertiary colours. As a matter of fact, boffins say that ‘an uncountable number of colours exist’ in the light frequency brackets that the human eye can perceive.
But before I get out my oversized lab coat and bore you all to tears with physics, let’s flip it right back over into fashion.
Mauve is a colour that is often overlooked. A duskier, moodier Sister of girlish lilac, mauve is perfect for the feminine fashionista with the grungier edge.
With blush still the hue topping the colour trend charts, I could honestly place my bets on mauve being the next tint to knock it off its hot spot!
Due to it’s mix of warm and cool undertones, mauve is surprisingly versatile for all skin and hair tones. Ladies with cooler skin tones should opt for mauve hues that sit on the more blue end of the spectrum. Those with skin with red or pinkish undertones should opt for more blush-toned mauve pieces.
The mauve colour trend is an absolute dream when it comes to styling. Mix it up with other ‘neutral’ hues, such as nude, beige and khaki. Or, if you’re feeling brave, clash with textured navy pieces.
This boho printed Tobi dress* has made me think that mauve might actually be my long lost colour soul mate. I teamed it with neutral-hued pieces to let the print really do the talking.
Are you on the mauve train with me?