The Fresh Way to Wear Color This Spring

Street style stars always inspire us with their styling tricks. Some of our favorites include tying a bustier over a button-down or wearing a jacket over your shoulders. But if you’re ready for a trend we’re predicting will be everywhere, get ready for tonal dressing. We’re here to break it down for you.

If you’ve been stuck in a pattern of wearing neutrals, or if you want a new way to wear bold colors, you’ll want to try this cool approach. Really, it comes down to picking one bold color and mixing in as many shades as you can. So, if you’re wearing a pair of fuchsia pants, throw on a blush top, and add a ballet pink bag. You can take a head-to-toe approach, or you can add a complementary piece to pull off the look.

Keep reading to see how five street style stars are nailing tonal dressing, and shop outfits inspired by their looks.

Pick a single color, and wear it in different shades.

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Wear one color but layer different textures. Try mixing satin, jersey, and patent leather.

Slip dresses are still going strong. Make yours feel fresh with a bold color.

Layer a T-shirt underneath your slip dress.

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Ground your look in basics like a T-shirt and ankle boots to keep the focus on colorful statement-making pieces.

Try a unique color like mint green.

A good foundation for a look built around strong colors.

Stick to bold and unexpected shades like mustard yellow.

Trade out your standard leather jacket for a bright color instead.

Tonal dressing is a fresh way to wear colored denim.

Try a head-to-toe approach—bring in one color everywhere from jewelry to clothes to shoes.

Layer a crop top over a button-down.

Mix unexpected colors like burgundy and yellow.

You can’t go wrong with this classic silhouette.

Finished with a reflector heel.

Next, read about the unexpected bag trend we’re seeing everywhere.