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
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?
Covergirl's Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Coral
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.