2015 is all about a new outlook in vibrant color. Our Color Palette of the Year combines lush green, warming coral and blush, a dramatic shade of gray, and jewel-tone berry and blue. Equal parts exciting and functional, you're sure to stay on trend with our fashion and beauty picks in this wildly optimistic grouping.
Colors that were once a little out there are now everywhere. Translation? It's totally fine to wear this deep teal blue to work and for a night out. If you're still scared, try this color on your toes and go for a nude or sheer pink for fingers.
Make oceanic blue the star of your look with this cap-sleeve, calf-skimming dress. Pair it with flesh-tone pumps or wedges and subtle jewelry, and consider your outfit made. This bold jewel tone will carry you all the way from spring to fall.
The smoky eye for spring is a bit more subtle. Stash your moody blacks and navies until fall and lighten up a little -- especially if your skin is on the fairer side. Apply the lighter gray onto lids, then use an angled brush to push the deeper gray into your lash line for extra definition.
Instead of adding another black or brown bag to your collection, go with gray -- you can pair it with both black or brown shoes! This neutral carry-all will match anything and everything. Plus, it's a steal for under $100.
Admittedly, there's nothing subdued about this vibrant shade of green. But before you think we're nuts for recommending it, hear us out: Instead of drawing the color on top of lids, try using it on the waterline (the flat, watery inner part of your lid that's closest to your eyeball and just above or below where your lashes sprout) to give eyes a very subtle, unexpected pop of color.
If you're ready to make a statement with some colorful earrings, reach for something in rainforest green! Unlike pearls or gold studs which often require additional accessories, these studs add the perfect pop of color and work as a standalone piece.
If your cheeks are already rosy or if you like a very natural look, try dusting on a blush-highlighter combo in a soft pink shade. It gives you a healthy glow and brings out your cheek bones without making you look flushed or overdone.
This spring-perfect top adds a fresh twist to average workwear with its undeniably fun ruffles. Once the weather heats up, it’ll pair perfectly with cute white pants and sandals for backyard barbecues.
Sheer coral gloss is a perennial spring/summer favorite because it pairs perfectly with bronzed skin. (Just be sure to get your glow from bronzer or self-tanner -- not the sun!) This formula lends lips a sheer, shiny hint of tint, so it’s made for a low-key look.
Add this punchy color next to those winter-weary gams and instantly brighten your skin tone. Paired with nude heels and a neutral top, this fun-loving skirt is sure to become a workwear staple
If you're not a bright lipstick person, this romantic shade of berry just might make you want to reconsider. It's more forgiving than full-on red and flattering on most skin tones. Keep the eyes toned down and you'll look perfectly pulled together.
Bring on the compliments! Berry pink pumps add an element of surprise to Friday night jeans and a top or a Monday morning shift dress. Bonus: We've already taken these for a spin and they're surprisingly comfy.