3 Chic Colour Combinations to Punch Up Your Summer Outfits

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The advent of summer inspires that itch to promptly whisk yourself off to a hot spot the first chance you get. Before you lay out those bikinis, sundresses, and kaftans you’ve amassed from seasons past, remember it’s perfectly acceptable to push the envelope in the colour department as well, especially with your nail polish. Geri Hirsch of Because I’m Addicted subscribed to this notion during her Palm Springs retreat and today, shows you three ways you can punch up your outfits with the bright hues from the essie summer collection. 

Planning a like-minded getaway? Scroll below for Hirsch’s three favourite colour combos to incorporate into your getaway look. 

When packing I generally stick to a loose colour palette, which makes for more outfit pairing options—think brights, patterns, or monochrome. From there I bring a few statement accessories so that even the simplest of outfits has a little somethin’ somethin’. When it comes to polish everything goes! Summer nails are about having fun, just like summer dressing.”

"I like to think of this soft blue essie polish as the new summer neutral. Instead of Himalayan salt pinks, it’s all about the saltwater blues.”

“This Heidi Merrick Windsor dress is the epitome of the perfect maxi. It’s modest in the front, sexy in the back, slightly revealing from the side, and has a beautifully feminine silhouette. But more importantly, it’s the most comfortable piece in my closet, which is at a premium for me during the day—as is sun protection, hence the Janessa Leone hat. To elevate the look, I added the pastel pink mirrored Garrett Leight sunglasses and a gold choker.”

"Every time I take a vacation, I always reach for the brightest orange or red nail polish I can get my hands on—this year I’m grabbing essie’s Chillato for a lime-yellow monochromatic twist.”

“I like to think of the pool as a place to have fun with fashion. Wear that crazy kaftan, throw on a turban, wear jewellery with your swimsuit, and go BIG with the sunnies! It all comes off before jumping in the pool, so why not?”

"When it comes to summer nails, a bright contrast, like essie’s Peach Side Babe, can make an outfit. I love the way the coral nails pop right off a bright blue dress.”

“I love a good texture and a bold print—this Opening Ceremony dress has both. It’s just so… FUN! Especially against a cute little cocktail bar like this one at The Parker Palm Springs.”

Nairi Najarian
Nairi Najarian