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Fashion: Paintbox brights are this summer's new kids on the colour block

It's all about bright blocks of colour this summer, with super-saturated shades setting the trend, according to Katie Wright

Miss Selfridge Red One Shoulder Prom Dress, £59; Honey Barely There Heel Sandals, £29

REMEMBER Crayola Crayons? If your childhood was anything like ours, a brand new yellow and green cardboard box filled with pristine paper-wrapped wax crayons, or chunky felt-tip pens, was enough to send us loopy – and keep us occupied for hours.

The art supplies company still exists, of course, but now it's having a major fashion moment, thanks to a new make-up collection that launched last month on ASOS and the so-called 'Crayola brights' trend that lit up the SS18 catwalks.

A departure from the rainbow trend, which involves the whole ROYGBIV spectrum, this paintbox trend is all about colour blocking, picking a narrow palette of super-saturated shades and working them together in one outfit.

This is a trend that's superbly suited to summer – particularly this year's sweltering temperatures.

Sunny hues, like tangerine, lemon and tomato red, make a delicious sartorial cocktail – but keep it to no more than two or three colours on one outfit, or you'll end up looking a tad too much like a tequila sunrise.

Coloured denim is also making a comeback this season, in the form of cute mini skirts with matching jackets – add a pop of cool cornflower blue to contrast the sunset shades.

Ready to embrace Crayola colours once more? Here are the best and brightest buys on the high street right now...

Miss Selfridge Red One Shoulder Prom Dress, £59; Honey Barely There Heel Sandals, £29

Little Mistress Lottie Strappy Satin Dress, £68

Oliver Bonas Paradise Knitted Orange Dress, £55

Oasis Colourblock Hanky Dress, £50

Miss Selfridge Ochre Tie Front Pyjama Blouse, £25

Topshop High Waist Leather Mini Skirt, £95

Glamorous Yellow And Blue Dip Dye Denim Mini Skirt, £36

Oliver Bonas Glows Double Layer Cami Top, £39.50

Simply Be Magenta Tiered Pleated Midi Skirt, £28.50 (was £59)

Dorothy Perkins Yellow Billi Heeled Sandals, £27

George Pink Pointed Toe Mule Sandals, £10, Asda

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