We all find inspiration in different places, naturally, but as Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestley pointed out in The Devil Wears Prada, almost everything trickles down from the runway. That being said, we are more than thrilled to find that one of the biggest themes on the spring runways—color-blocking—has been part of that trickle-down effect! After all, if it hadn’t, where would we find such amazing pieces as the ones pictured above? Yes, dear readers, we have scouted out a slew of bright color-block pieces that not only pack a punch, but are sure to add a bold twist to any ensemble you put together this summer! On that note, read today’s Top Buys story to learn more about our favorites and make sure you add one or two to your shopping list!
It goes without saying that in summer we don’t want to be weighed down with heavy pieces or fussy details. Accordingly, we instantly fell for ASOS’s Tie Strap One Shoulder Dress ($68.96). Not only do we love the color pairing—neon yellow really pops against beige—but we love the breezy silhouette. Plus, this dress easily transitions from day to night by swapping out sandals for heels. Of course, lightweight tops are also a must in summer as we often find ourselves reaching for tried-and-true favorites like denim cut-off shorts. In particular, we like Forever 21’s Flounce Ruffle Top ($17.80) and Topshop’s Purple Shell Top ($56). Both tops have a fuss-free silhouette and the colors will bring any outfit to life! Now, if you are planning a trip to the beach or you are heading to a poolside party this summer, a chic swimsuit is essential. On that note, we suggest you check out Karla Colletto’s Bow-Front Swimsuit ($225). We love its figure-flattering silhouette, not to mention the chic color palette.
Now, dear readers, accessories! If you have been looking to add a new pair of shoes to your collection, make sure you take a look at the Suede Platform Wedges ($448) by Tabitha Simmons—they are truly versatile. During the day, you can pair them with a simple sun dress; at night, you can add them to a sophisticated shift. For many of the same reasons, we love Fendi’s Borsa Zip Top Tote ($2,130). It is elegant and will carry everything you need, every day. It may be pricy, but it is a true investment piece you will use for years. Now, if you prefer the “less is more” approach to trends, have no fear! There are plenty of subtle ways to incorporate color-block pieces into your closet. For instance, ASOS’s Wide Ties Obi Belt ($20.69) has a pretty color palette that feels sophisticated, not showy. We also love Emilio Pucci’s Silk-Chiffon Scarf ($165.20). The color palette is bold but not brazen. Accordingly, you will be able to wear this scarf year round without feeling like it is old news. Happy shopping!
- Bow-Front Swimsuit ($225) by Karla Colletto
- Borsa Zip Top Tote ($2,130) by Fendi
- Wide Ties Obi Belt ($20.69) by ASOS
- Suede Platform Wedges ($448) by Tabitha Simmons
- Flounce Ruffle Top ($17.80) by Forever 21
- Silk-Chiffon Scarf ($165.20) by Emilio Pucci
- Purple Shell Top ($56) by Topshop
- Tie Strap One Shoulder Dress ($68.96) by ASOS