logoAt colour me beautiful we love to discover new brands so when we heard that Samantha Cameron was launching her own clothing line we couldn’t wait to take a peak. After all, throughout her husband’s time as Prime Minster, Samantha was known for her impeccable taste and sense of style.

Cefinn, which launched earlier this month with a capsule collection of 36 pieces is, as you might expect, reflective of Samantha’s personal style with clean lines, a simple colour palette and elegant silhouettes. Samantha says of the range: “I want to make it simple for women to feel fashionable, feminine and confident.”

Designed for women with busy lives, most of the range is washable and the easy-to-wear separates make it a dream to mix and match different items to ensure you get maximum wear and versatility from each piece.

The colour palette has been cleverly thought through so that whilst there isn’t a rainbow of shades to choose from, each colour works well when mixed with other accent shades – and there’s a colour to suit each of our dominant colour categories too!

Red - perfect for Warms, Deeps and Clears. This shade will also work for Lights but remember to wear a lighter shade with it.

Navy - a universal colour, great for all our dominant colour categories and so versatile!

Black - a great neutral for you Deeps, Cools and Clears.

Khaki - enjoy wearing this if you fall into the Warm, Deep or Soft colour category.

Our top picks from the range…

Zip Neck Funnel Dress – elegant and versatile, the perfect item to take you from the office to after-work drinks in the city.

Tailored Long Sleeve Funnel Neck Blouse – Red – beautiful with trousers or a skirt for work, or with your jeans and heels for a smart/casual weekend look.

Pleated A-Line Skirt – Navy – a great staple for your working wardrobe in a colour that will go with all of your accent shades.

Belted Cocoon Coat - a modern classic, the cocoon shape is here to stay! A great item to help you transition into Spring.

Browse the full Cefinn range at www.cefinn.com

 

Photo credit: Blair Eadie, Atlantic-Pacific

Photo credit: Blair Eadie, Atlantic-Pacific

February is often thought to be one of the most romantic months of the year, with Valentine’s Day prompting a plethora of red roses, pink hearts, declarations of love and even proposals of marriage. As such, it’s almost guaranteed that wherever you look on the high street during February there will be LOTS of red and LOTS of pink – both colours associated with passion, romance and love.

Red and pink, which never used be seen worn together have more recently become an acceptable colour combination. In theory they ‘clash’, but when mixed together in the right way they can make a real style statement.

Block Colours

Probably the boldest statement you can make with this colour combination – try block colours. A red skirt worn with a pink top (or vice versa) is sure to make you stand out from the crowd and needs little else to finish off the look. Definitely one to try if you have a Dramatic style personality!

Subtler Shades

Most of us will imagine a bright pink and vibrant red when we consider these colours, but remember you can opt for paler, subtler shades if you prefer. Powder pink will work particularly well if you fall into the Light colour category and looks beautiful when worn with a richer geranium red (which would be best on your bottom half away from your face).

Accessorise

A red or pink bag, shoes, belt or statement necklace are all greats ways of incorporating colour into your outfit, without it feeling too overpowering. In particular, a red bag is a great item to add to your wardrobe as it can lift a simple monochromatic colour palette and give it real vibrancy and interest.

Pattern Play

Patterns are the perfect way of incorporating different colours into your outfit. You could opt for an oriental or floral pattern with shades of red, pink and other colours from your palette – a great choice if you love patterns (we’re talking to all you Romantics out there!)

Nail It

The simplest way to add a colour ‘clash’… change your nail colour! Pink and red are both great shades to opt for and can provide the subtlest of colour pops to your outfit (add a matching lip to pull your whole look together).

Looking for inspiration? Check out our Red + Pink Pinterest board for outfit inspiration.

Want to find out which shades of red and pink work best for you? Find your local colour me beautiful consultant here.