Playing with Color: Spring 2016

Now that it’s March, once or twice a week the sun will bashfully peek out to warm up our shoulders and remind us that spring isn’t too far away. We won’t be enveloped in down coats forever. We’ll be able to wear fluffy skirts, or lace up heels, and our makeup won’t be smudged by rain and snow.

Today I thought I’d share four fresh color combinations for spring so that you can shop your closet now and be ready for that first warm day.

Blush and Cognac

This combo is fun because it mixes hard and soft textures and hues for a feminine but down-to-earth look. Try a rustic braided belt or bag with a soft blush sweater or billowy maxi skirt. Bring these flattering colors up to your face with browny pink lipsticks, deep blushes, or rose gold shadow. Rich medium-tone denim adds great contrast and fits the “girl next door, I woke up like this” vibe.

blush and cognac collage

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Lilac and Cream

Lilac is so often sidelined, but can be so sophisticated! Find a shade that suits you and set it off with a touch of cream. It is fresh and stylish for formal events, and unexpected and chic with messy hair and casual accessories. Wear lilac with chunky knits now and breezy eyelet later. Not sure? Try Essie’s St. Lucia Lilac, and be surprised at how neutral and versatile lilac can be.

lilac and cream Collage

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Indigo and White

Indigo blue is such a rich, versatile color- especially when set off with crisp white. It brings to mind the islands of Greece and long bright days by the sea. Keep it neat with dark denim, or play up its roots with hand-blocked pattern. Try the sandals below with a white silk shirt and black satin pencil skirt (or this skirt!) for summer weddings.

Indigo Collage

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Coral and Tangerine

Two universally flattering colors, better together. This combination brightens your face and brings a little sparkle to your eyes. It’s exuberant without ever overpowering. Try it with saturated jeans, white denim, or even turquoise! Think it might be too much for you? Add just a touch of coral against the collarbone and bask in the compliments.

coral Collage

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ceyenne accent

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What are you excited to wear when spring finally finds us?


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