It’s true, life is better in color. And plenty of fashion folks—designers, creatives, and tastemakers included—agree. While there’s usually a shade or two that dominates the runways each fashion cycle, this year it’s about embracing all the colors, and every shade of it.
Last year, Simon Jacquemus debuted his F/W 2021 collection of layered separates and saturated colors, among them bold hues of hot pink. In another display of color at fashion week, Bottega Veneta’s spring-summer 2022 show emphasized pigmented shades of chartreuse and Granny Smith apple green. Both are just a sampling of how brands eagerly welcomed color this spring. The bottom line? Soft pastel colors are out, and high-impact shades are in.
If you’re one to stay on the neutral end of the spectrum, reaching for color this conspicuous may feel a little intimidating, but trust us, it’s easier than it seems. Start by incorporating a colorful top underneath a neutral layer, or throw in a vibrant accessory to add visual interest. Either way, it’ll be difficult to resist the temptation of going full-scale Crayola once you’ve dipped your toe into the pool. The list of bold pieces below will certainly help you get the ball rolling. Keep scrolling to shop the saturated spring staples everyone will be wearing this year. Caution: they’re so hot, they may need a trigger warning.