If you don’t look like a sweet rainbow sorbet ice cream this spring, then you’re doing something wrong. Spring is all about the pastels, neons and ultra-bright colors — basically, everything Taylor Swift wore in her viral music video for “ME!” If we had to narrow it down to a few colors, we would go with pink, red, yellow and blue. Stock up on these for a fun, stylish summer!
Pink is a color that never really goes out of fashion (Reese Witherspoon basically ensured that with her now iconic outfits from Legally Blonde); however, the “in-style” shade changes each season. This summer, it’s bubblegum pink — flirty, bright and totally flattering. For women, we love this cotton candy pink Marc Jacobs cocktail dress from Neiman Marcus ($2,400). This ruffled tiered chiffon dress is soft and flowy, with surprise orange fabric poking out the bottom and in a sash under the bust. Men can also take advantage of this trend by making a statement in bright pink pants, like the Kilton men’s wool pants from Neiman Marcus ($1,395), cut in a slim style that looks sharp against any light-colored button-down shirt.
In the same color family is maraschino cherry red, a fun color reminiscent of milkshakes, watermelon and rosy cheeks of summer. Wear it to work by getting this sophisticated tunic shirt from Chico’s ($89.50). It has short sleeves, a button down front with a collar, and a long hemline so it will pair perfectly with leggings or skinny white jeans. Complement your red shirt (or be more subtle about your love of this color) with the cherry and silver-tone statement necklace, featuring a unique design of red beads and silver medallions.
Blue eyes or not, this lovely shade of sky blue looks good on everybody! It is happy, flattering and easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion. For women, we love this Avec Les Filles sheath dress from Nordstrom ($118), as it is just the right amount of dressy and casual. The entire dress is made with a soft, pale blue fabric, with a hemline that hits above the knee, a ruffled finish, and cap sleeves — just right for the office or for a charity function. Men will love this trend as well. They can make a statement with the Topman skinny suit jacket in a happy sky blue ($195), featuring a tailored cut, notched lapels and a one-button front for a sharp spring look.
Despite the old fashion rules, sunshine yellow looks good on everyone this year (and no, it doesn’t clash with my blond hair, thank-you-very-much). Channel your inner sun goddess with this elegant Jacqueline smocked jumpsuit from Francesca’s ($58). It has spaghetti straps that tie in a bow over your shoulders, a ruched bust, and flowy legs that make it look like a dress when you are standing still. Pair with simple jewelry and sandals to complete the beachy girl vibe.