It's time to face the facts: 2012 is having a Mint Moment. What started as a few designers' foray into pretty pastels on the S/S 12 runway (see Versace and Chanel), the seafoam and coral color families have evolved into a full on explosion of underwater hues.
Blue and orange sit in opposite camps on the color wheel, which is why this combo in all its variations is so dynamic and appealing. I love the idea of pairing a sheer teal top like the one above from Mango with iridescent sequin shorts that seemingly reflect light to imitate the sun's rays as they strike the waves of the sea. You can top off the look with a sleek pair of coral pumps like the ones above from Nine West for a bold pop of color, or opt for a more monochromatic feel with Versus patent leather mesh slingbacks. Adding a touch of nude or white to any coral-seafoam combination will instantly enhance the look, so try on delicate gold and pearl jewelry to complete your ensemble. Now go ahead and embrace your inner mermaid, because this summer you're sure to make a splash!
Featured Clothes (starting from top left):
Blue and Gold Sequin Tank by Renzo and Kai
Small Sea Shell Slice Earrings by Annette Ferdinandsen
Blue Knotted Vintage Wrap Bracelet with Charms by Ettika
Sheer Sleeveless Top by Mango
Mini Starfish Stretch Bracelet by Monique Leshman
Petite Sequin Knicker Shorts by Topshop
Rose Cut Peach Moonstone Ring in Gold by Irene Neuwirth
Blue Scallop Frill Bandeau Bikini Top by Riverisland
Halfday Shorts in Sea by Weekday
Orra Pointy Toe High Heels by Nine West
Patent Leather and Mesh Slingbacks by Versus
Peach Dip Hem Skirt by Dorothy Perkins