From the runways to our Instagram feeds, rainbow brights have taken over – and the colour spectrum is showing no signs of fading away as we move into AW18. But luckily, there are ways to wear the rainbow trend without having to curate a wardrobe that’s full of bold brights – and it’s all down to the accessories. Here, we take a brief look at the roots of fashion’s new obsession and explore the stand-out styles that are vying for a place in your new season wardrobe, as seen on fashion blogger Naomi Ross.
As Seen On
The iconic symbol of LBGTQ+ movement, the rainbow flag found its way onto the runways for SS18 and AW18, championing diversity, hope and, above all, pride. For his final Burberry show (left), Christopher Bailey showcased rainbow stripes on knits, jackets and floor-length capes in faux fur, while the technicolour dreams of Ashish (right), Missoni and Dolce & Gabbana manifested themselves in statement-making styles that were made to be seen.
1. The Tote Bag
Low on effort and big on impact, a bold bag is the easiest route into the rainbow trend. Make it feel all the more relevant with diagonal lines instead of uniform stripes, and go big with a large, structured shapes that won’t fade into the background. Wear it with a pared-back look, or create a clash with polka dot prints for modern maximalism.
2. The Printed Scarf
Neckerchiefs and scarves have made a comeback as move from this season to next, with rainbow stripes making up one of the key prints found on the revamped fashion classic. But as well as lending any look an intense hit of colour, perhaps the best thing about this it-accessory is the multitude of ways that you can wear it – try it in your hair, tied onto the handles of your bag or even as a belt.
3. The Statement Earrings
Rainbow brights were made to stand out – so what better way to wear them than with some statement earrings? From thread-wrapped hoops to sequin drops, these stand-out pieces are here to boost the darker mood of the new season, as well as taking your look from day to night with minimal fuss.