Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sophistication Sundays - Coral Craze

My sophistication muse, Audrey Hepburn
Sophistication Sundays will revolve around my favorite beauty finds, techniques, fashion trends and anything else "pretty" that catches my eye. I look forward to sharing these ideas with you and hope to hear your suggestions and feedback as well! I am no expert at beauty or fashion by any means but perhaps that will make my thoughts more relatable. Simply put, I'm just a girly-girl navigating my way through the fabulous finds I come across.

As I mentioned in my previous "SS" post, one of my favorite things about Spring is the return of COLORS. It's natural to gravitate towards a palette of black, gray, silver and well, more black during the winter months. When Spring finally shows its face again in March, the colors are a breath of fresh air. Honestly, you have no idea ecstatic I am every Spring when I receive the In Style Color Issue.

In Style Magazine

Isn't it complete happiness?!

All this color talk brings me to the topic of the day: Coral. Coral has always been one of my favorite colors to wear; I really gravitate towards this happy medium between pink and orange. It works well with my skin and hair color (red) and encapsulates the bright & cheery side of Spring.

Imagine my delight when I saw it splashed all over the Spring 2011 runways and the lips of models in numerous ad campaigns. Suffice to say there is a coral craze taking over and this lovely shade has infiltrated makeup, clothes and accessories alike.

BCBG's beautiful and asymmetrical interpretation of a coral dress

Banana Republic keeps it simple and breezy with
cargos and a subdued necklace

Love the zipper detail on this Top Shop shell

If you're itching to try the continuing crochet trend you could try it in this
Coral dress from Top Shop. I can see it with a beige or white body cami underneath and a brown, braided belt knotted around the waist.

If you're anxious about jumping on the coral train in the form of clothing
why not try it in a lip color or nail polish?

Or if you're feeling a bit more adventurous (but not ready for coral clothes) there are always accessories.
What girl doesn't love accessories? :)

So what do you think of coral? Do you stay away from this pink/orange shade? Would you try it in a clothing item or beauty product? Maybe you don't like coral. What color trends are you excited about?

Have a great week. xoxo.


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