Fact: there is nothing neutral about this summer. On the contrary, dear readers, everything is bright and colorful—when it comes to fashion, that is! Yes, thanks to notable labels like Versace, Peter Som, and Matthew Williamson, bold day-glo dresses are having a major style moment this season. And as you can see, plenty of top tastemakers have taken note of the trend—Miranda Kerr and Emma Roberts are just two of the stylish starlets we have noticed wearing brilliantly bold dresses! Ready to explore this captivating new trend? Make sure you click through to today’s Trend Report for all the need-to-know details and plenty of inspiration! Read on!
Wearing a bright color might be considered a bold move by some, but what about wearing two bright colors? We love the way Emma Roberts paired a bright green dress with cobalt blue heels for a screening of The Art of Getting By in Beverly Hills earlier this month. By taking a fearless approach to color, Emma has created a look that stands out and yet is decidedly easy to put together. The key? Stick to complementary colors and don’t venture too far outside your comfort zone. Start by picking up Alice + Olivia’s Trina Dress ($198) or Sparkle & Fade’s Knit Twist-Back Fitted Dress ($32) and pairing it with Jessica Simpson’s Waleo Pumps ($89).
If you really want to stand out this summer, make sure you take notes from Ashley Greene, who wore a neon pink Michael Kors dress to the CFDA Awards earlier this month. Pay particular attention to the black accents on Ashley’s dress and her accessories—specifically, a black clutch and strappy black sandals. These really make the pink pop, so to speak, which will help you to stand out in a sea of neutral hues and little black dresses. Inspired? Try this look for yourself by picking up Markus Lupfer’s Rosette-Embellished Wool-Crepe Dress ($830) or Naven’s Party Dress ($391). Complete the look with LAMB’s Evelyn Sandals ($265) and Pieces’ Dottu Mock Ostrich Clutch Bag ($37.93).
Shades of orange were all over the spring runways but we are particularly excited about the way Miranda Kerr has tried the hue. Earlier this month, Miranda wore a bright orange Christian Dior dress to the Global Green USA Awards in Santa Monica. We like the way Miranda has teamed her bright orange dress with a pair of nude pumps, instead of opting for colorful or black accessories. Not only does this temper the vivid color of her dress without detracting from it, but it adds a sophisticated twist. To give this look a try, grab Pencey’s Cutout Dress ($317) or Cynthia Steffe’s Deidre Dress ($204) and team it with Calvin Klein’s Carley Pumps ($78.40).
Nothing says summer like sunny yellow which is why we love the ensemble Leelee Sobieski wore to a screening of La Dolce Vita in New York City earlier this month. By teaming her bright yellow dress with a mini evening bag and a pair of espadrille sandals, Leelee has created a decidedly chic look with a casual element. The result is a look that would work for a low-key industry event, a summer vacation, or even a day out shopping. To create a similarly stylish ensemble, pick up Dallin Chase’s Dobby Diamond Greg Dress ($165) or Halston Heritage’s Tie-Front Jersey Dress ($134) and pair it with Dolce Vita’s Mary Jane Espadrille Sandals ($88).
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