A Spring column of colour means wearing the same Spring non-neutral on the top and bottom. The look must be achieved with separates and not a one-piece dress or jumpsuit. Separates include pants, tops, shorts, skirts, blouses, jackets, coats, cardigans and knitwear. 

The collection below shows some fab examples.

Generally I’m showing traditional Spring and Summer non-neutrals, but you can pick ANY non-neutral to wear as a column of colour. Here are some easy dressy variations. All looks have been completed with heeled sandals but feel free to wear footwear that is more to your taste.

1. Tunic and Pants

Combine a tunic or dress with a pair of pants in the same colour. Here, the fabrics of both the top and bottom are SOFT and fluid. The visual effect is romantic, elegant, and relaxed. I’d preferred to have seen blue, white, red, purple or metallic shoes, but the black sandals do a good job of bookending the head wrap of the model.

Zara Buttoned Tunic Dress

2. Suited

The easiest way to wear a dressy Spring column of colour is by sporting a fun suit, and this one is stunning. A suit is a lot more structured than the soft separates in #1. The teal enriched forest green looks as fresh for Spring as it would for Autumn. The addition of the black camisole and sandals work well with the model’s hair.

Eloquii Regular Fit Kady Pant

3. Romantic Layers

This is a three piece column of colour that’s a little more arty and avante-garde. A tank is layered under a voluminous sheer knit cape and worn over a pair of trendy wide crops. All three items are soft and drapey. Low contrast blush footwear lengthens the leg line.

SALLY LAPOINTE Featherweight Mohair Cape

4. Two-Piece Dress

And last, I’m throwing in a skirt and top in the same Spring pattern instead of a solid, just to change things up. Combing a top and skirt in the same pattern or solid creates the effect of a dress – that’s made of two pieces. This version is body con, but tailored and fluid versions work well too. The addition of the fresh white footwear is crisp and unique. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.

PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI Xenie Ruched Floral-print Stretch-crepe Midi Skirt