This summer’s clothing and footwear are tinged with bright pastel shades

[On the cover from the left to the right and from the top to bottom:  SS23 fashionshows WOMEN Alberta Ferretti/Ermanno Scervino/Genny/Off White/Prada/Stella McCartney – MEN Etro/Ferragamo/Hermès/JW Anderson/Kenzo/Versace]

Even colour has its own ‘world day’, according to the UN calendar. International Colour Day is celebrated on 6 May and was created with the noble intent of raising awareness among children (but also adults) regarding their less fortunate peers, who cannot always see the world in colour.   Through one’s clothing and accessories it is possible to escape from reality and choose colours that affect your mood and reflect your personality.  And for this spring-summer, there are plenty of trendy shades for you to choose from, to wear alongside the colour of the year decreed by   Pantone – Viva Magenta, a shade of crimson-red.

For her

Colours for women range from understated nude and pearl grey tones and the more pastel shades of pink, yellow, blue and green, right up to vitaminic orange or vivid amethyst purple and red – which has now become a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. And then there is white, the non-colour par excellence which, as we saw from the plethora of total white outfits appearing on the catwalks, remains the go-to, anytime-anywhere look. Flat sandals or slingbacks with high or medium heels, boots and sneakers are accessories that can a give your outfit an added touch of colour.

For him

Over the last few seasons colour has become a feature in men’s wardrobes as well. Alongside the traditional neutral shades (from ivory to beige) and burnt tones (the palette of earth colours), electric blue, denim blue, yellow, orange and a multicolour mix have crept in. For men who want to stand out, there is also lilac, while, to be on the safe side, you can go for total white. And if you don’t want to be too daring with your clothes, there are shoes that can give a touch of colour to an outfit, with models ranging from moccasins to sneakers to the more summery espadrilles.