An ode to Ombré

Confession time…I have become rather smitten with the ombré trend that’s been just about everywhere the past few months.  Deliciously dip dyed sherbet colours on everything from stockings to vintage styled frocks, űber pretty soft furnishings without the saccharine girlyness which usually goes hand in hand with twee florals that come out of the woodwork this time of year.  Ombré is that rare phenomena of being pretty whilst still maintaining an aura of cool.  I have been in love with the look ever since I first dip dyed my hair cherry red back in January, and it seems my only rule of thumb when it comes to this look is not to take it too seriously!  I didn’t opt for the more subtle brunette to blonde tones in my hair and I feel I’ll be able to pull of this look longer than the trend lasts; choose lovely pieces that catch your eye over super trendy ubiquitous high street looks and they’ll still look fresh in the new season.  As it’s a statement look, whether in interiors or in fashion, making it a feature whilst mixing and matching with minimalist accents is definitely the way to go!

I remember buying my first pair of grey and blue dip dyed tights from Anthropologie last summer; I loved them so much I stocked up (sorry to anyone in Edinburgh who tried to nab themselves a pair, I believe I may have been the reason behind depleted stock in the George Street shop!) and paired them with everything from my very favourite Tartan Spirit mini kilt which rocked the whole clashing print and colour look, to a 50s style frock worn with layers of petticoat underneath; they also worked brilliantly with tailored black shorts.

ImageFull length skirt… Maxi dressBlush feathered headband…Blush silk headband

MAC book keyboard skin… Purple and grey scarf… Monogram cake topper…Fuschia violet tights

Shoulder feathers…Teal and gold paper bowl…Rothko-inspired silk shirt…Mermaid hair extensions

Grey ombre cushion cover…Wired ribbon…Fade to white skirt…Polymer necklace

I love these looks, simple shapes embellished with such cheerful colour!  The dip dyed effect adds texture and so much interest to anything it’s applied to!  Watch this space for my take on the trend in interiors; I currently have a million images on my desktop and am choosing my favourites to post here…

Have a colourful day!!

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