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Why Vibrant Colors are the New Black in Luxury Fashion 2021

best vibrant color fashion looks on trend for spring summer 2021, including apparel, shoes, handbags, sunglasses and more

It’s official: orange really is the new black in the world of luxury designer fashion this spring. Along with red, yellow, purple and every other vivid hue. Sporting super-saturated shades and vibrant primary color are a key luxury fashion trend for spring summer 2021. We’re rounding up 16 of the best standout fashion looks for spring summer 2021, from apparel to shoes, handbags, sunglasses and more, in every vibrant color imaginable. Which of these vibrant hues fuels your soul and recharges your superpowers, dear reader? Whichever one it is, grab it and go boldly forth into this new post-coronavirus world.

vibrant bright happy color is a key 2021 fashion trend

An entertaining article in the British newspaper The Telegraph caught our eye this week – in no small part because it was all about color. And the impact that wearing a vibrant hue can have on our mood, our emotional outlook, and our signal to the world about who we are (and who we want to be).

best vibrant color fashion looks on trend for spring summer 2021, including apparel, shoes, handbags, sunglasses and more

The best vibrant color fashion looks on trend for spring summer 2021, including apparel, shoes, handbags, sunglasses and more.

The author calls the trend “dopamine dressing,” which totally nails it. Happy colors, happy vibe. And who doesn’t want some of that as spring blooms all around us?

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Sure, in the Before Times lots of our fellow New Yorkers eschewed color for a strict monochromatic wardrobe of black, black and more black. But even in these chic precincts, pops of color are, well . . . popping.

Consider it a part of the broader trend this year in luxury fashion and interior design, which is all about being “extra.”

Maximalist home décor, brightly-colored sofas, hair accessories that sparkle and shine – the pent-up desire for freedom, pleasure and playfulness is bursting into view in every element of fashion and design in spring and summer 2021.

The experts advise that we all tap into our inner child to determine our “happy color.” It tends to be our favorite color from childhood. The color of the stone in our dream cocktail ring. Or, as one color expert notes the color we look good in with no makeup.”

best vibrant color fashion looks on trend for spring summer 2021, including apparel, shoes, handbags, sunglasses and more

The best vibrant color fashion looks on trend for spring summer 2021, including apparel, shoes, handbags, sunglasses and more.

Personally, we are all about red. But in practice, we never say no to any variation on that theme, from pale pink all the way to the deepest burgundy. We also love us a good green, a brilliant sapphire, or the deepest possible purple. Actually, come to think of it, we’re absolutely slutty when it comes to wearing color – if it catches our eye, we’re all in.

So cast your eye back to that iconic Crayola crayon box from your nursery days – and follow your intuition to the color that brings you real joy.

16 best vibrant color fashion trend apparel and accessories this spring summer 2021

Should you decide to embrace this particular rainbow, here are 16 of the best standout fashion looks for spring summer 2021, from apparel to shoes, handbags, sunglasses and more, in every vibrant color imaginable.

1. Linda Farrow x Paco Rabanne sunglasses.

Accessories are a really easy way to channel the vibrant color luxury fashion trend this season. Linda Farrow’s red “Donyale” sunglasses are named after supermodel Donyale Luna, who wore Paco Rabanne for a Vogue cover in the 1960’s. They’re crafted in Japan from Italian cellulose acetate.

vibrant red color sunglasses spring summer 2021

BUY NOW: $480.

2. Aje pleated midi skirt.

Aje’s striking red linen raw edged “Apres” pleated midi skirt features a high-rise waist that nods to the Australian label’s penchant for echoing the rugged beauty of natural landscapes.

BUY NOW: $395.

3. Molly Goddard x UGG mules.

Molly Goddard teams up with UGG on these crimson-red mules. They’re suede, with a tan leather lining. In keeping with the vibrant color fashion trend, they have a vibrant pink shearling insole. Color us sold.

 

 

BUY NOW: $420.

4. Marysia swimsuit.

Finished with hand-cut scallops throughout, MARYSIA’s orchid pink “Palm Springs” swimsuit exudes vintage charm.

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5. Nodaleto pumps.

The “Bulla Babies” pump from Italian accessories brand Nodaleto are an exaggerated contemporary take on the classic Mary Jane silhouette.  Totally on point with the vibrant color fashion trend. Patent leather, platform soles, pastel pink – done, done and done.

BUY NOW: $745.

6. Zimmermann linen mini dress.

This pink “Poppy” minidress from Australian brand Zimmermann is made from linen. It’s one of our favorite brands, and this is an excellent example of how they nail the look of polished summer chic.

BUY NOW: $695.

7. Marni shoulder bag.

Marni’s fiery orange Juliette shoulder bag is “inspired by Francesco Russo’s experience of working from home in Italy.” It’s made from creased leather – and there’s an extra dose of “extra” with the purple lacquered edges on the staps.

vibrant color handbag spring summer 2021

 

BUY NOW: $1,175.

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8. Zimmerman playsuit.

You can nail two trends in one with this super-cute outfit. Playsuits (and jumpsuits) are everywhere, as are pops of color. This fresh orange Lulu playsuit from Zimmermann features a tie-dye inspired print. It’s made from lightweight linen poplin with a stand collar.

BUY NOW: $595.

9. Valentino Garavani platform sandals.

Further proving that more is better and more better is more better, Valentino Garavani’s over-the-top gold sandals feature “approximately 900 micro studs.” They’re inspired by the hardware on the doors of the house’s Roman palazzo.

vibrant gold color shoes spring summer 2021

BUY NOW: $2,150.

10. Altuzarra midi dress.

Altuzarra’s sunshine-yellow silk crepe de Chine “Liana” midi dress is shaped with cape-effect long sleeves and rouleau-buttoned slit cuffs.

vibrant yellow color apparel spring summer 2021

BUY NOW: $1,586.

11. Molly Goddard top.

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this green “Oliver” top from Molly Goddard. Consider going crazy and pairing it with the matching frilly green skirt.

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12. Fisch swimsuit.

Wearing vibrant color doesn’t mean you can’t also be conscientious. The founder’s goal for luxury apparel brand Fisch is championing sustainable materials. This blue “Rajalin” swimsuit is made of responsibly sourced Econyl® – a fabric created from the fibers of recycled fishing nets. 

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13. Sea blouse.

From the aptly-named brand Sea comes this blue shirred Varsha blouse, made from light cotton poplin with a keyhole neckline and balloon sleeves.

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14. Dries van Noten necklace.

Dries Van Noten is a master of color, making the label perfect for this moment of the vibrant color fashion trend. We love the designer’s vibrant apparel and accessories, like this cobalt-blue choker necklace, made from rows of glass beads.

BUY NOW: $439.

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15. Alexandre Vauthier cropped jacket.

We close out our edit of the best of the vibrant color fashion trend this season with a neon hue. This electric-purple Alexandre Vauthier jacket is made in Italy from mid-weight stretch denim. In case the color isn’t sufficiently extra for you, the fit is also oversized. And it’s covered in black zebra stripes.

 

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16. Zimmermann multi-colored maxi dress.

Can’t decide on a favorite happy color? Then go big and bold with a color-blocked summer frock with nearly every shade of the rainbow. Like, for example, this “Riders” striped cotton-voile maxi dress from Zimmerman.

BUY NOW: $850.

how to wear the vibrant color fashion trend this spring summer 2021

That’s our edit of some of the best on-trend vibrant color luxury designer fashion looks for spring summer 2021, including apparel, shoes, handbags, sunglasses and more.

Having been penned indoors for more than a year, it’s no wonder the fashion world wants to come out and play. We are SO all in on that, too. How about you, dear reader? What’s your favorite color?

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