STYLE GURU STYLE: Dark Pigments Brighten The Summer

While summer is often associated with vivid yellows and delicate pastels, it is refreshing to see a major brand designate deep shades of blue and black as their base colors for their resort collection. Diane von Furstenberg accomplished this in her resort 2016 collection with juxtapositions between soft, lightweight fabrics and rich colors that we would normally see in the fall.

I have always been impressed with Diane von Furstenberg’s collections and their unique prints and feminine silhouettes, which of course, includes her classic wrap dress. Although I was even more intrigued by this collection with its unorthodox prints and color palette. Needless to say, it was accomplished seamlessly with sheer printed blouses tucked into elongating black palazzo pants with bold floral prints, patchwork polka-dot and gingham maxi dresses along with the frequent mini coral, blue and printed cross-body bags. The more I looked at this collection, the more I grew to love it. While the pigments used were certainly dark, the prints still projected the blissful feeling of summer.

After taking notes on this beautiful display, I was inspired to wear one of my favorite dark blue, floral printed summer dresses. In an effort to create a classic look, similar to look one or three, I paired the dress with conservative pumps, a leather cross-body bag and pearl earrings. I really liked how this had a few interesting touches, such as the shirring at the capped sleeves and the two cutouts in the back of the dress. Additionally, this dress was very soft, light and easy to wear.

That being said, I think that this silhouette would be fun for anyone to pull off for a variety of events. Whether you want to dress it down with weathered leather booties, or take a more classic take on it, like I did, there is no denying that this dark blue pigment will make your sundress stand out from the rest.

Get My Look: 1. An A-line summer dress. 2. A cross-body bag. 3. Nude pumps.