What ever happened to the color of the year not making you look like an easter egg or, worse, a child? Last year’s emerald green was everything. It was dark, but with enough shimmer to excite spring fashions. It was shimmery, but with a deep enough color to make fall fashion sophisticated–and make black a secondary color for the winter for once.
But this year? Radiant orchid, a color even as a child I avoided in any coloring box that included it, has pretty much slapped any fashion-obsessed person out there across the “I have good tastes” face. And worse? People are actually using this color for their bridesmaid dresses. Guys–those pictures don’t ever go away. Please, I’m trying to save you years and years of color-choice regret.
So, for anyone else who refuses to wear the color due to upholding high fashion standards and not letting some arbitrary “color of the year” ruin your style palette, these pieces are your way out. Decidedly red or maude, if you will, these spring dresses, jumpsuits and pants won’t force you relive the bad color choices you made before you started Kindergarden. Better yet, you won’t regret buying these 12 months from now.
Now, let’s all say it together: I’m sorry radiant orchid, I’m not 5-year-old and I refuse to wear you.