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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Creamisicle Cutie

April 14th, 2015 at 2:05am

We’re nearing the end of the semester and getting closer and closer to summer vacation! But as we’re drowning in piles of homework and research papers we have yet to start, it’s not uncommon for one to daydream of those gorgeous summer days that consist of lounging poolside, eating creamsicles while soaking in the sun’s warm rays. Though it may still be a while until our daydreams become a reality, it’s never too soon to add some summer inspiration (and by that I mean bright colors) into your ensemble.

All it takes to brighten up your look, your mood and transform someone else’s day from drab to fab is a pop of color in your outfit, whether it’s a bold pair of pants or a vibrant handbag.

So when I spotted this Fashionista and her adorable coral pants that scream summer, I had to stop her. It was so refreshing to see such a friendly and summery color on campus after the months of freezing temperatures that prevented us from wearing anything other than our rather dull-colored jeans.

The harem style pants are clearly the focal point; the color is bold enough to stand on its own, and it’s a nice homage to the warmer, sunnier summer days. So to keep the attention on the pants, this Fashionista kept the other items simple and crisp. She pairs a white crop top—another summer essential—with a gorgeous brown leather jacket.

I really like the variation between the fitted crop top and the slightly oversized jacket. And each color complements and balances out the other perfectly; the brown jacket, the orange pants, the white shirt and the sight peek of lavender in her hair create the perfect contrast of light and dark colors. She completes her look with a pair of super cute oxfords. Adding a slightly off-white piece at the bottom—the shoes—balances out the white crop top.

Orange hues are a huge hit for spring, and they have the perk up power that is equivalent to four shots of espresso (not literally, but you know what I mean!). So the next time you spot something orange, snatch it up and add it to your ensemble. Energize yourself and others without spending a dime on a cup of coffee.

How To: Find a bold pair of pants, shoes or a handbag, and build your outfit around that piece. Pair pink skinny jeans with a crisp white shirt, and add some wedges to complete the look. Remember that you can incorporate pops of color in large or small amounts, so if you’re not feeling as bold, just wear some bright lipstick.