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Anya Taylor-Joy's Vibrant Wardrobe & the Bright Hues of Spring '23

A look at Anya Taylor-Joy's love of vibrant clothing, the bright, mood-boosting colour trends for spring '23 and some bold-hued pieces available to buy now



Glamour magazine have described Anya Taylor-Joy as a "true style chameleon" with an "ever-changing aesthetic and willingness to try something new." (Charlie Teather, glamourmagazine.co.uk, 2022) Whilst she isn't afraid to wear a wide range of styles, the aspect of her wardrobe that stands out to me is the repeat appearance of bold, block colours. Also, I love that her accessories tend to be brightly coloured or in a contrasting print so they don't tone her outfit down. She often wears numerous, dramatic accessories with a bright dress and it makes her outfits memorable. I love the drama and retro-look of her bright purple Dior dress with a leopard print hat and gloves in the image below. It shows that you can mix dramatic fabrics, without a garish result, as long as they are carefully chosen. Taylor-Joy became the global ambassador for Dior in 2021 and is regularly seen in Dior outfits chosen by her stylist, Law Roach. (Natalie Mitchie, fashionmagazine.com, 2021)


Anya Taylor-Joy wearing wearing a purple Oscar de la Renta retro mini dress with a Gigi Burris leopard print hat and matching gloves at the 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York.
In November 2021 Anya arrived at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York wearing a purple Oscar de la Renta retro mini dress and a Gigi Burris leopard print hat with matching gloves. (glamourmagazine.co.uk)

As well as being aesthetically pleasing, I love the uplifting and energizing quality of her bright colour choices. It has been reported that, with the challenges of recent years, people have been turning more to vibrant colours in fashion as a mood booster. Marie Claire refer to this as a "widespread maximalist movement known as dopamine dressing". (Emma Childs, Marie Claire, March 2023) With a number of highly saturated, mood-boosting colours listed as on-trend for spring '23, I've shared some more of Taylor-Joy's most striking, vivid outfits below as inspiration:


Anya Taylor-Joy in September 2021 wearing a Barbie inspired dress with a matching beret and heels. All designed by Dior.
Anya in September 2021 wearing a Barbie inspired dress with a matching beret and heels. All designed by Dior. (glamourmagazine.co.uk)

Anya Taylor-Joy wearing a bright pink top and matching trousers by Self-Portrait at a 2018 London Fashion Week event by Cartier.
Wearing a bright pink top and matching trousers by Self-Portrait at a 2018 London Fashion Week event by Cartier. (www.starstyle.com)

Anya Taylor-Joy wearing a peachy pink asymmetric gown by Alexandre Vauthier.
Wearing a peachy pink asymmetric gown by Alexandre Vauthier. (glamourmagazine.co.uk)

Anya Taylor-Joy wearing a cobalt blue leather dress from the Alexander McQueen S/S '23 collection at a 2022 premiere for 'The Menu'.
Wearing a cobalt blue leather dress from the Alexander McQueen S/S '23 collection at a 2022 premiere for 'The Menu'. (tatler.com)

Anya Taylor-Joy wearing a pale yellow dress with a voluminous, bright yellow cape at the 2021 Emmy Awards. Designed by Dior.
Wearing a pale yellow dress with a voluminous, bright yellow cape at the 2021 Emmy Awards. Designed by Dior. (eu.usatoday.com)

As you can see in the images below, Anya Taylor-Joy seems to particularly like wearing bright orange outfits.

Taylor-Joy in 2022 wearing an orange Dior skirt suit at La Galerie Dior in Paris. (mx.hola.com, 2022)
Taylor-Joy in 2022 wearing an orange Dior skirt suit at La Galerie Dior in Paris. (mx.hola.com)

Anya Taylor-Joy in 2021 wearing an Oscar de la Renta orange mini dress on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
In 2021 wearing an Oscar de la Renta orange mini dress on the Ellen DeGeneres show. (elle.com)

Anya Taylor-Joy wearing a bright orange mini dress and matching bow sandals during at Venice Film Festival in September 2021.
Wearing a bright orange mini dress and matching bow sandals at Venice Film Festival in September 2021. (glamourmagazine.co.uk)

With it being spring, a wide range of energising colours have been listed as trends for the season. Let's look at some online fashion publication's top colour recommendations for this spring '23:


Marie Claire recommend rich blue (including cobalt and deep azure), "mellow yellow" (shades of daffodil and pale yellow), all shades of pink, pale lavender, true red and black. (Emma Childs, marieclaire.com, March 2023) Black is a reliable choice but for spring I prefer the uplifting nature of the other recommendations. Magenta is another colour worth noting as 'Viva Magenta' is Pantone's 2023 colour of the year and fits into the 'all shades of pink' category. (hola.com, 2022) I really love magenta for S/S wear as it brings to my mind the intense colour of bougainvillea and reminds me of the Mediterranean.


Bougainvillea against a blue sky.
Bougainvillea against a blue sky. (bouqs.com)


'Viva Magenta'. Pantone's colour of the year.
Pantone's colour of the year is a particularly pink shade of magenta.(hola.com)

To "make your outfits feel fresh for 2023", Who What Wear recommend choosing violet, black, lime, "blinding whites" and saffron red. Also, they confidently list these five colours as being "the most prevalent in the new collections" showing that they will be abundant in stores for the weeks to come. (Maxine Eggenberger, whowhatwear.co.uk, March 2023)


When choosing which trends to follow, Editorialist recommend that you "Recreate the most coveted color stories from the runways, and you’ll be set for the months ahead." Editorialist focus on a selection of pastel and "icy and futuristic" hues. They recommend lilac, limoncello, powder blue, black and slate grey. If choosing a piece of grey clothing for spring, I prefer grey teamed with a bold colour such as green, blue or yellow for a more uplifting look. The Spring '23 Issey Miyake collection included slate grey coupled with a bold lime green.


A slate grey and lime green dress at the Spring '23 Issey Miyake show.
Slate grey paired with lime green at the Spring '23 Issey Miyake show. (funkyforty.com)

Another colour that has been indicated as important for S/S '23 is silver. Vogue have stated that while "mood-boosting rainbow hues are abundant and here to stay – fashion appears to be bewitched by shiny silver." (Ellie Pithers and Joy Montgomery, vogue.co.uk, March 2023) Silver looks stunning on its own and can also look beautiful when teamed with brighter tones.

A model at the Brandon Maxwell Spring '23 show wearing a silver dress with pink and purple flowers.
The Brandon Maxwell Spring '23 collection featured silver combined with shades of pink and purple for a fun look. (vogue.sg)


Next, with Anya Taylor-Joy's vibrant and uplifting style as inspiration, let's look at some standout items in the boldest spring '23 colours:


Cobalt Blue


Whilst powder blue is peaceful and calming for day wear, cobalt blue is a more dramatic choice for evening wear.





Hot Pink


Pink is my favourite colour. It's ultra feminine and can be chosen in hot, vibrant shades or calming, light hues.





Lime Green


Lime green is a fun, citrus shade for if you want to stand out. Harpers Bazaar have named it one of their top five trends for New York Fashion Week of spring '23. (Kerry Pieri, harpersbazaar.com, April 2023)





True Red


True red is such a universally flattering shade and reminds me of vintage, Hollywood glamour.





Ultimately, whilst on-trend shades will be featuring heavily in stores, it's always best to wear whichever colours you like the most and feel your best in. Let me know what you think of Anya Taylor-Joy's bright ensembles, which of my outfit picks you like and which Spring '23 colour trends are your favourite in the comments. I really love the ASOS cobalt blue jumpsuit, the pink Oasis dress, the red River Island jumpsuit and the lime Zara blazer.



Writing Sources

By Kendall Becker and Danielle Naer. March 2023. https://editorialist.com/fashion/spring-color-trends/

By Ellie Pithers and Joy Montgomery. March 2023. https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/gallery/spring-summer-2023-fashion-trends


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