SHADES of Spring

With the weather starting to heat up in NYC, it's time to get serious about spring style. This season, spruce up your wardrobe with the latest "in" colors. Take a look below at what the fashion industry is loving through my eyes as a model.

ROSE QUARTZ

Pantone's color of the year is taking the fashion world by storm. Its surprising versatility makes it the perfect accent color to any outfit. Better yet, It complements every skin tone and complexion. Mix it in with a new hand bag or dress; or, show off your fashion sense with rose quartz nails. 

Loving this color? Use it to accent your home. Pair it with light wood, white, marble or copper. Add rose quartz pillows to your couch. Paint an accent wall. Or, play it safe and get rose colored candles. 

MY WORK WITH ROSE QUARTZ:

Campaign for Moda Operandi

Campaign for Moda Operandi

Campaign for Steve Madden

Campaign for Steve Madden

Campaign for Moda Operandi

Campaign for Moda Operandi

Campaign for South Parade

Campaign for South Parade

Campaign for Steve Madden

Campaign for Steve Madden

SHOP ROSE QUARTZ BELOW:

Placid Blue

Move over Serenity! This season the fashion industry has opted for a more neutral (read androgynous) color: placid blue. Like rose quartz, it perfectly complements all complexions. Accent a simple outfit with a placid blue bag or shoes. Play it up by pairing it with a matching denim. Remember, it also looks amazing with white, rose quartz or silver.

Feeling especially brave? Dare yourself to try placid blue in your makeup routine this season. Get the look from my shoot with Danny Lim at Laura Mercier or Givenchy

 

MY WORK WITH PLACID BLUE:

Campaign for Steve Madden

Campaign for Steve Madden

Campaign for Moda Operandi

Campaign for Moda Operandi

Shoot with Danny Lim

Shoot with Danny Lim

Behind the scenes makeup on set

Behind the scenes makeup on set

SHOP PLACID BLUE BELOW:

PATINA GREEN

Patina green may be the hardest color to work-in this season, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. This very unique color made up about a third of my wardrobe for fresh off the runway retailer Moda Operandi, which means it's about to hit the market big time. Keep an eye out for patina green at H&M and Forever 21 this Spring and next.

If you want to get a head start, pick up a patina green colored v-neck or tank. Or, accent a plain outfit with a patina green scarf or bracelet. Adapt the color to fit your personality and complexion.

 

 

MY WORK WITH PATINA GREEN:

SHOP PATINA GREEN BELOW:

Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is the perfect spring neutral. It's cool, casual and collected. This season, instead of a safe black, work iced coffee into your wardrobe. You probably have some items in this color lying around already! 

Pump it up with an iced coffee suede bag, dress, or a knit jacket. It's all about the texture to keep things interesting. To make iced coffee really pop, pair it with other neutrals such as white or cream, or go in the other direction and use it to accent rose quartz.

MY WORK WITH ICED COFFEE:

Backstage with Polo Ralph Lauren

Backstage with Polo Ralph Lauren

Glasses backstage at Gilt Studios

Glasses backstage at Gilt Studios

Campaign for Steve Madden

Campaign for Steve Madden

SHOP ICED COFFEE BELOW:

 

That's this season's color round up! I hope you enjoy the colors of Spring as much as I do, and feel inspired to incorporate them into your wardrobe.

XOXO

Grace