We Put 3 Color Trends to the Test, and the Results Are So Good

Michaela Bushkin
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All the Ways to Wear is a monthly series where we round up the personal twists the Who What Wear team is putting on one particular item, style, or trend. Whether it's the trending denim of the moment or the season's It print, we hope to inspire your daily outfits and up the cost per wear on some of our favorite items.

After a year indoors, there's nothing like a fresh spring hue to get us excited about fashion again. Three fresh spring hues to be exact. Tangerine, bubblegum pink, and pale yellow are on our radars in a major way. Not only were these colors all over the S/S 21 runways, but it's also seriously hard to not be in a good mood while wearing one of them. Seven of our Who What Wear team members put the three color trends to the test, from integrating a single accessory into their outfits all the way to creating a full monochromatic look. The results are in, and they're so good.


If peach had an older, cooler sister it would be tangerine. This punchy orange makes a statement no matter how you wear it, but a ribbed-knit midi dress with a cutout is definitely a bold (and fun!) choice.

Avec Les Filles Button-Front Cutout Rib Knit Midi Dress ($99)

By Far Miranda Shoulder Bag ($650)

Aqua Braided Slide Sandals ($88)

Layer in a tangerine sweatshirt to make an average loungewear look infinitely more exciting.

Alo Yoga Bae Hoodie ($88)

Treasure & Bond Boyfriend Sweatpants ($49)

Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Sneaker ($90)


With Jéan Cari Cardi ($189)

Dodo Bar Or Olivia Pointelle-Knit Shorts ($280)

Amanda Uprichard x Revolve Claudia Mini Dress ($260)

The Range Alloy Rib Knit Joggers ($215)


Hot pink had a moment a few seasons ago, but now it's all about a lighter but equally bright shade: bubblegum pink. Make a dress in this happy hue pop by styling it with white accessories.

9seed St. Tropez Dress ($141)

Common Projects Original Achilles Sneaker ($425)

Mountain and Moon Roxanne Necklace ($129)

Staud Scotty Croc Embossed Leather Top Handle Bag ($325)

This look is also a great example of how to wear leather in spring.

Nanushka Panelled Faux-Leather Shirt ($395)

Reformation Nashville Linen Short ($68)

Prada Logo Strap Slide Sandal ($695)

Not ready to fully commit? Bubblegum pink sneakers add a fun pop of color to an outfit without taking over the entire look.

Golden Goose Superstar Glittered Distressed Leather Sneakers ($650)

Zara Faux Leather Tailored Blazer ($70)

Everlane The Easy Pant ($60)


Ganni Satin Knots Top Handle Purse ($115)

Scoop Blouson Sleeve Top ($28)

Gucci GG Multicolor Espadrille Sandal ($520)

Reformation Gellar Top ($78)


Pale yellow is a great color trend to get involved in if you typically only wear neutrals. As Kristen proves here, a T-shirt or tank in the shade can easily be swapped into any outfit you'd typically style with a white one.

The Frankie Shop Eva Padded Muscle Shoulder T-Shirt ($75)

H&M Creased Pants ($30)

Le Specs Grass Square Sunglasses ($89)

Ally goes all in on the color trend with a matching tank, cardigan, and face mask. When you love a trend, you love a trend.

Dôen Estelle Top ($138)

Rag & Bone Miramar Shorts ($150)


Valentino Roman Stud Calfskin Ballet ($1100)

Endless Rose Texture Smocked Mini Dress ($100)

Frankies Bikinis Jax Bucket Hat ($50)

Apparis Avery Cardigan ($178)

Next up, another bold color to try this spring.

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