Spring Colors and Combos to Totally Modernize Your Look


By Jae Curtis

After a few months of wearing sensible neutrals and swapping your fun and flirty clothes for practical black, it’s no wonder that spring has you dreaming up bright color combos. And, thanks to Pantone’s picks for the hottest colors of 2016, you already have fashion tips for looking fresh and modern as the spring approaches and your closet starts to thaw a little with the weather. Here are some super-trendy spring colors and combinations to try:

Coral + Cantaloupe

If you really want to start off spring with a bang, go bold with a combination of bright coral and feisty cantaloupe. While the two might be overwhelming in a head-to-toe ensemble, you can opt for a pair of coral heels with dark denim pants and a cantaloupe-colored scarf for an understated look.

A great way to find great deals on all kinds of shoes is to search websites like Gilt for the color you have in mind. However, if you’re one to occasionally splurge, these Strappy Rockstud Ankle-Wrap Pumps by Valentino positively belong in a gallery!

Blush + Periwinkle

Blush MICHELE Watch From Neiman MarcusAnyone who’s seriously into style and fashion tips can tell you that blush is having a moment in 2016. It’s one of Pantone’s Colors of the Year, and pastels are perfectly appropriate for warmer weather.

Try matching blush with light periwinkle and tan tones for a ladylike look.

Think blush is too girly for you? Add it to your look through a demure accessory, like this Cape Mini Topaz Watch by MICHELE.

Orange + Cobalt

Light and dark hues never looked so fresh: spring colors like bright orange and trendy cobalt look on-point when paired up. Find a vibrant orange piece like the beautiful Perse Jersey Wrap Back Dress by Rachel Pally, and layer it with a classic blue blazer during the daytime, then ditch the blazer for a chunky navy necklace or fun moto jacket for nighttime.

Neiman Marcus Gingham shirtNavy + Yellow

There’s something fresh and nautical about combining spring colors like navy and yellow, especially when they’re paired with crisp white.

After all, what says “springtime” more than the Drama Gingham Handkerchief Shirt by Go Silk, worn with white skinny jeans and a yellow-accented moccasin or loafer?

It’s weekend wear at its best, come spring.

Magenta + Midnight

Another ode to color, this spring is all about being fearless with your combinations—and magenta is certainly a bold component. By pairing it with navy (a major spring staple after months of black and brown), you temper the brightness for a look that is super-chic. A magenta finish looks completely at-home on this gorgeously accented Andie Wallet by Tracey Tanner, which is perfect for slipping into your work bag and then converting into a clutch for drinks later.

When it comes to spring colors, it’s all about dusting off your brights after a long winter of darker hues and somber patterns. One of the best fashion tips is to have fun with your combinations and come up with looks that are as fresh and flirty as the warmer months themselves, so don’t be afraid to experiment this season!

Brighten up your wardrobe this spring with a pair of coral Valentino pumps from Neiman Marcus.


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