Bright and clashing colour combinations may not be your cup of tea, but it looks like it could be a big trend this summer. Whilst teenagers and women in their early twenties can probably get away with anything, women in their thirties forties and beyond probably need to be a little more discerning. This doesn't mean you cannot wear these colours, it just means you have to choose which colours you are going to wear, a little carefully.
Depending on your natural colouring, you will get away with bright colours to a different degree of success. This doesn’t mean that this fashion is only available to those with the "right" colouring for it; there are a few little tricks that will make wearing clashing bright colours available for all.
For women with "Deep" or "Clear" colouring, this trend was made for you. "Deeps" who look fantastic in black can add splashes of deep and bright reds, pinks, oranges or greens depending on skin tone. As long as you choose either a cool or a warm undertone that suits your skin tone, any bright colour will be striking. "Clears" can wear contrasting bright clear colours; for example pink with orange. If your undertone is cool wear a fuchsia pink near your face and orange on your legs and the reverse for a warm undertone.
"Light" and "Soft" women will be overpowered by wearing bright colours head to foot. For "Light" women I would suggest sticking to light coloured clothing and enhancing it with bright accessories; shoes and bag for instance. Similarly "Soft" women are restricted with their pallet.
A "Soft" looks her best in muted, tonal colours but again use shoes and bags in Turquoise or Blush Pink to add an element of the "Bright" trend. It is probably better to keep the bright items away from your face, so if just wearing bright coloured shoes is not enough for you, try coloured jeans or a skirt, then team it with a top that is softer and one or two tones lighter in the same colour.
"Warms" can wear bright yellow orange and lime greens, "Cools" can wear fuchsia pink, bright periwinkle and magenta.
If you still think this fashion is not for you, then just add a token gesture of bright colours, say in a belt or even a bow on your shoes.