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It's sorbet season!

Michelle wears the Lydia Linen Tee in Paradise Green

The fashion world feels like an explosion of colour this spring/summer, but there's a colour trend rising head and shoulders above the rest; sorbet shades. Worn loud and proud, and often in combination with one another, these shades show that pale colours can be fab rather than drab.

And the best bit is that there's a sorbet shade for everyone. No matter what your skintone, there's a sorbet shade that will work for you. I've divided the outfits below into seasonal colour palettes - if you're not sure which one is right for you, why not start with our colour quiz to get you on the path to true colour confidence?


The Amy linen top is the perfect relaxed summer tee, and becomes a high impact look when paired with light and clear Acid Yellow and Snow White.

amy linen top | long camisole | reiko chinos


I've styled Primrose for Springs with Lemonade trousers, but Primrose would work just as well with neutral light grey for a cool toned or less bold look.

sleeveless mock turtle | rosa trousers | winona blazer.


Keep your sorbet cool (toned) with a classic combination of pink, navy and white.

cotton jersey shirt | reiko chinos | stripe edge scarf


I've softened off bold Hawaii to make it suitable for soft, cool toned Summers, but Springs will want to add in a little warmth and contrast (soft white or a golden yellow would add the perfect lift).

betty cowl | short cascade | ponte pencil skirt


If you think that as an Autumn your colours are too soft for sorbet, think again. This simple but elegant combination works equally well on Springs.

sadie jacket | lauren trouserssleeveless mock turtle


The Peach Cotton Rib Bolero shows off this gorgeous soft shade beautifully, and paired with an unexpected Burnt Coral it simply exudes effortless cool. Springs could opt for the same chinos in Snow White or bold Victoria Blue.

cotton rib bolero | reiko chinos | cara v neck


Rather than looking sugary, Cashmere Rose is elegant and sophisticated when paired with deeper shades of pink and burgundy, and a soft white scarf keeps the whole look light and fresh.

lulu layered top | ponte culottes | cashmere gauze stole

Some of the other sorbet colours you can find at Kettlewell, Shop by Colour to find them all!

Dee Geraghty on May 13, 2019 12:24 AM

I guess sorbets ices are sharp, acidic & sweet all in one go ! Need a good suntan to wear sorbet colours. My pale skin will not tan as I go pink and freckled. So I need different colours. Thanks