Whether you’re a color fanatic or totally phobic, the spring and summer season is all about lightening up your look. This year, everything from sorbet shades to saturated hues are trending in every category of your closet, and you’ve probably started shopping the essentials—a pastel dress here, a vibrant sandal there, and so forth. Then, there’s the concept of mixing—we know, bold!—but where to start? Here, we’re breaking down three fresh color formulas that are major this season. Because we know not everyone’s ideal is a flamboyant combo, we put together a range of pairings from quietly coordinated to punchy and pigmented.
Fresh Color Combinations
Lavender + Yellow
If you've been looking for a vivid way to rock this season's lavender, team an off-the-shoulder crop in the hue with a high-waist skirt in golden yellow. Of-the-moment PVC sandals and golden accessories tie the two tones together.
Baby Blue + Mint Green
Right now, nothing feels fresher than a pastel pairing. This smocked top in barely there blue plays well with mint green flats. Indigo denim and a neutral bag will anchor the look.
Pink + Burgundy
Red and pink have been a tried-and-true duo in recent seasons. Update the combo with a deeper shade of burgundy and shade of salmon pink—this works well for those who are less than color inclined but want to dip their toe in the pigment pool.