Summer is already on the wane, so if you haven’t already embraced the seasons punchy color trend, there’s no time like the present.
This week, we’re looking to Project Runway sweetheart Christian Siriano’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection for inspiration. We love how the full-skirted maxi is in a vibrant lime color and off-set with a white sleeveless blazer. While this might be a bit too much of a look for the office, we decided to interpret it for our everyday activities — not only to stay cooler (it is August, after all), but also so as not to break the bank.
Read on to see the pieces we suggest to get this colorful look!
Summer is in full swing, and we're taking advantage of the season to experiment with bold colors and relaxed silhouettes. Here,
we break down how to achieve a similar look to this incredible look from
Christian Siriano's spring runway, which is perfect for a
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Achieve a similar effect to the sleeveless jacket in the Siriano look. This jacket, however, is a bit more relaxed and functional.
Improvd Sleeveless Zip-Up Winnie Jacket, $124.28, at Asos
Unlike the purely coral belt in the Siriano look, we like incorporating a two-toned belt to make it really pop.
Contrast Panel Belt, $24, at Topshop
This dark teal offsets the lime-colored maxi skirt nicely. Plus, the perforation is especially dynamic and offers another texture against the pleats of the fabric.
Cleobella Mexicana Clutch, $154, at Revolve Clothing
We'd suggest keeping some classically framed sunglasses in your clutch.
Selima Sun for J. Crew Lou Sunglasses, $115, at J. Crew
Here, this lemony-lime pleated skirt is effortless and beach resort-ready, much like the Christian Siriano option.
Alice + Olivia Pleated Maxi Skirt, $297, at Bergdorf Goodman
Don't let the color stop at your feet! These bold sandals will keep you exploring on a vacation without hurting your toes.
BC Footwear Main St. Strap Sandal, $64, at Urban Outfitters
A turquoise ring is the perfect polishing touch.
Bronzed By Barse 'Jubilee' Turquoise Oval Ring, $39, at Endless
Play with color in this look! We love a neon accessory embellished with studs.
Conical Stud Bracelet With Diamante And A Touch Of Neon, $19.90, at Zara