Meet the designer brightening up your autumn wardrobe and your home

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No matter the weather, this is the collection that’ll put a smile on your face.

With the weather forecast showing rain for the foreseeable future, we’re all for feel-good brands that’ll brighten up the dreariest of days. Enter, Olivia Rubin, the designer and mum of two who’s creating colourful clothing celebrities and influencers can’t get enough of. 

Now, the queen of colour has taken her fun, playful and instantly recognisable style though to homeware. Collaborating with seven independent Etsy sellers, Olivia has designed everything from lamps and cushion covers to reusable mugs and candles, and we couldn’t be happier. 

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Designer, Olivia Rubin – cushions, lamp and candles all from the home collection.

Everyone from Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby and Lena Dunham have already been wearing the rainbow-bright outfits on Instagram. Stylist chatted to Olivia Rubin and she told us “I would love to see Elle Fanning wearing my designs, she has such a great eclectic sense of style but the collection really is made for anyone, everyone should try colour.” 

Adding bright hues into your everyday outfits can sometimes be tricky for those of us who prefer darker colours, Fearne tries out the black Alia dress (get it, here) for a hint of rainbow and styles with this season’s key cowboy boots

For those who need more persuasion, Olivia suggests: “Go bold, or go home! I truly believe colour gives you confidence so give colour a go and see how it makes you feel. I guarantee it’ll make you feel good. The sequin skirt in pastel and bright shades has been a bestseller so far, it’s so fun and easy to dress up or down for all occasions.”

Actor Lena Dunham posted a happy selfie in her lace ombre dress and we’re big fans of even more colour with a bright lipstick. Luckily her dress is still available – even if it is selling out fast – and you can shop it below. 

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    Lace rainbow dress

    You can get Lena Dunham’s actual dress if you’re speedy. Naturally it’s flying off the virtual rails quicker than we can keep up. 

    Sienna Lace Midi Dress, £370, Olivia Rubin at Harrods

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    Rainbow sequin midi skirt

    The skirt Olivia Rubin was wearing herself also comes in bright rainbow shades. Team with a grey cashmere knit with knee high boots for day and switch to mules and a cami for after-dark. 

    Penelope high-waist striped sequinned midi skirt, £280, Olivia Rubin at Selfridges

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    Sequin rainbow dress

    It’s the statement sequin dress everyone has already been wearing, and it’s guaranteed to brighten up party season. 

    Imogen striped sequin midi dress, £395, Olivia Rubin at

Influencers have also been out in force in the latest collection, and it’s not just dresses and skirts that have caught their eyes, it’s cool colour-block cardigans, too. 

Now, you take the mood-boosting colour palette into your homeware with the Etsy home and living collection-of-dreams. Olivia told us “I wanted my collection to bring happiness into people’s homes with unique products that can be integrated into a home of any style.” 

When it comes to inspiration for designs, Olivia said: “People around me have an impact on my clothing and home collections. My daughters’ vivacity constantly inspires the happy, fun vibe of the brand.”

If you’re not wearing one of the rainbow dresses to a winter wedding or sequin skirts for party season, we guarantee you’ll want to shop the Etsy home collection for those nights in. We’ve picked our best buys for you – prepare to feel instant happiness in 3, 2, 1…

  • Olivia Rubin x Etsy

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    Rainbow base table lamp

    It also comes in a chic wall light style, too. 

    Brass Table Lamp with Plywood base and brass joints, £175, Olivia Rubin x Etsy at

  • Olivia Rubin x Etsy

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    Rainbow cushion cover

    There are three different colourways for the perfect pillow stack.

    Etsy lilac and mint ombre linen cushion cover, £30, Olivia Rubin x Etsy at

  • Olivia Rubin x Etsy

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    Reusable coffee cup

    Everyone should own a reusable coffee cup for their morning tipple. You’ll be happy to hand this one over at Pret. 

    Reusable lilac ceramic travel mug with lid, £22, Olivia Rubin x Etsy at

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