Colors for Spring and Summer 2017

By May 31, 2017Spring, Summer
Bright Pink

We all have our favorite colors when it comes to putting together our outfits. Some people gravitate towards a more muted color palette, while others might be all for dressing in the more loud and bright tones. One thing’s for sure: when it comes to Spring/Summer 2017, the people in the second category have a bit of an advantage, and you’ll soon see why.

But hey, for those minimalists who love their neutrals and basics, there’s one color for spring that you’ll never be wrong with it. Can you guess it?

Truffles

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Your Basic White

It depends who you talk to when deciding if white is technically a color or not, but we’re including it in this roundup because there is no more essential color when it comes to your Spring and Summer wardrobe. Fresh, bright, and clean: isn’t that what spring is all about? And hey, white always looks great with that summer tan. Pair your favorite white cami with a pair of white shorts for an all over white look, throw a denim jacket over a white sundress, or find a great white cocktail dress for a night on the town. With white, it’s really hard to go wrong. Don’t you agree?

Hello Bright Pink

Refinery29

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While the craze of blush pink is still alive and well, a brighter more “Barbie” pink is starting to take over. No longer is pink associated with only overtly girly, not-to-be-taken-seriously type ladies (a totally unfair stereotype, of course!). Pink is now one of the biggest colors trends showing up all over the fashion runways in every shade possible! But if there’s one pink shade we think you need to try right now, it is definitely the bright, “Barbie pink.” If you’re hesitant, a bright pink shoe is a great way to take those baby steps. If you’re feeling bold, we’re all for trying out the monochrome Barbie pink look, as shown above.

It’s All About Green

InStyle

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Not traditionally a color that many people gravitate to, green is having quite the moment in the fashion world this season. In fact, Pantone’s Color of the Year is a green shade actually called “Greenery.” If you don’t know, Pantone is the color authority in the fashion and design world, setting the standards for color trends each season. This spring, Pantone mentions the influence that nature has had on the color trends, so if the great outdoors speaks to you, now is the time to embrace your passion in your wardrobe.

Yellow, Yellow, Yellow!

Vogue - Paris

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Again, not a color that you traditionally see a lot of in retail stores, yellow is making a comeback. Generally, yellow has a reputation for not being the most universally flattering color, but that wasn’t stopping designers from sending models down the runway in all shades of yellow for Spring 2017. Whether it was more of a bright, florescent yellow or a more sherbert lemon yellow, it’s clear that we’re all going to need to start embracing this sunshine inspired color this season.

I’m Blue

Pantone Chips

If you’ve been studying Pantone’s Color report, you’ll notice you have three options when it comes to shades of blue: niagra, lapis blue, and island paradise (all shown above for you). If you love blue, then hey, you’re in luck this season. Plus, if some of the more vibrant pink, yellow, and green tones mentioned above aren’t for you, we highly recommend trying out niagra as your blue option. Why? This shade of blue comes across looking like chambray or denim, which can basically be classified as a neutral while still being right on trend. You get your somewhat neutral color while still keeping yourself looking like the trendy fashionista that we know you are.

Pantone - Niagara

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The Takeaway: Brights, Neons, and Show-Stopping Color

Style Vanity

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If we could give you one piece of style advice for dressing on trend this spring it would be to embrace color, don’t be afraid of it. And no, we’re not talking about jewel tones, muted shades, or your basic browns. No, we’re talking loud, in-your-face color! Trust us, whether it be Barbie pink, tropical green, or neon yellow, if you’re rocking color with confidence, you’ll be doing something right in the eyes of the Fashion Gods.

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