I Basically Live in Black, But These 7 Spring Color Trends Are Winning Me Over


The bees are buzzing, the sun is shining, and it's finally warm enough to eat all the ice cream without a chill running down your back. During the glorious days of nonstop sunshine and blooming fields of colorful flowers, I feel a bit guilty cocooning in a drab palette of neutrals. Sometimes, it feels simply too nice outside to not embrace at least a drop of color in my outfits, and when I'm short on fashion inspiration I head over to the masters of colorful styling: Scandi girls.

Even if you're not big on wearing a palette of pastels from head to toe, it's worth checking out the Scandi-girl sphere of Instagram just due to the sheer joy you feel after seeing so much happy color. Realistically though, I do plan on adopting some brighter hues into my warm-weather wardrobe, so I thought I'd share the outfits that are thrilling me right now. Ahead, you'll see the stylish outfits Scandi girls are wearing for the season and all the ways you can get the looks for yourself. 


Pastel Lilac
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Pastels and spring basically go hand-in-hand. While lilac accents aren't the most revolutionary spring outfit, it's a staple for a reason: it always just looks so good. Incorporate lilac tones into your spring outfits with a cute cardigan or statement handbag. 


French Blue
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I'm calling it now: this deep, universally flattering shade of blue (dubbed French blue) will be everywhere this spring and summer. Thanks to its underground popularity, you probably own a piece or two in this blue beloved by European women.


Sophisticated Reds
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If you won't take it from this fiery dominating a ton of runways as of late, take it from senior market editor Judith: red is always in. 


Mega Metallics
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Based on our editors' recent obsession with new and shiny things, the metallic trend isn't going away anytime soon. While there's so many metallic handbags and shoes on the market, I've been leaning into silver and gold-colored tops, dresses, and pants to make an extra statement. 


Princess Pink
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It's not just regular pink, it's a cool pink. This sugary pink tone is Barbiecore's younger, sweeter sister is the go-to choice for anyone looking to amp up their color choices.


Trippy Green

As the name suggests, this psychedelic tone is reminiscent of the free, fun-loving spirit from the '60s and '70s. Pair a multi-colored green together with other deep, jewel tones for a sophisticated look, or embrace trippy green on its own with resort-wear and bikinis.


Lively Yellows
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Here's one way to bring the sunshine to you. Bright, yellow hues are perfect for adding a bit of liveliness to your outfits as you're coming out of winter hibernation.

Next, Pretty Is In: 8 Dress Trends You'll See Everywhere This Spring

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Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)