In honor of our #SayItWithColor contest, our April “Color Issue,” and our overall appreciation for standout hues, we looked to the spring/summer 2014 runways for some color inspiration to wake up our lackluster wardrobe, a necessity especially after that drawn-out bitterly cold winter we endured.
The outcome? A delicious riot of colors that soared through every single shade of the rainbow. Rich, saturated primary colors —including Ralph Lauren‘s siren-red silk cady cape dress (worn famously by Lupita Nyong’o at the 2014 Golden Globes), Christian Siriano‘s sunny-yellow separates, and Max Mara‘s slinky cobalt blue look—made a major impact. But so did unexpected shades, like lime green, as seen at Oscar de la Renta, and pretty pastels, including lavender and blush pink.