Coral and tangerine are some of Spring 2012’s hot colour fashion trends, which also include turquoise and celery green. Not every Toronto woman can pull off wearing the orange hues. If you are dark-haired and fair-skinned, orange may not be your best colour: you may find that pinks or fuschias complement the blue undertones of your skin better. But you can opt for corals that incorporate pink tones instead of true tangerine shades. Dark-haired women and redheads with yellow undertones to their skin, however, will look great in tangerine orange or coral colours. Fair-haired women with yellow-undertoned skin will also wear tangerine and coral shades well. (Determine the colours that look best on you by finding your colour season.) Below, are some appealing fashions in coral shades that are available at Toronto stores or by shopping online.
This bold, flower-in-bloom Giselle dress from Narcissist Design incorporates coral colour with purple and black, two shades that complement blue-toned or cool skin very well. Trixie, at 2313 Bloor Street West in Toronto, carries many Narcissist pieces; however, you’ll have to order this dress from Narcissist’s online store.
This coral pencil skirt from Banana Republic is subtler than some of the brighter shades of coral, but still offers a fresh, updated piece to your spring wardrobe that can be paired with a light grey (as shown), black or off-white blouse.
If you love coral and want to go full out, then this dress is for you. This deep coral strapless dress from Girl Friday will work well for office daytime wear paired with a black sweater or jacket. If you can match the dress with a pastel coral-pink sweater, it would be divine. And then of course you’re ready for the evening on some of Toronto’s best patios.
If you prefer not to make a big splash and just want to add a dash of coral to your spring 2012 wardrobe, pick up one of these tops from RW & CO. to wear with jeans or a white skirt and slip on these $20 coral flipflops to complete your outfit.
Every woman needs at least one print skirt in her wardrobe for summer to wear during those fun and frivolous moods. This flower-power skirt from Banana Republic with bursts of coral will do the trick and can still be tamed with respectable banker blues on top to be presentable for the office. The cool tones of purple and blue make this a good match for women with blue undertones to their skin.
If you don’t want to rock a solid coral look, you can opt for this cotton print peasant dress, which incorporates warm earth tones, from Fresh Baked Goods available at Toronto’s Fresh Collective. This flirty summer dress is perfectly suited to women with yellow undertones to their skin. Fresh Collective has locations on Queen Street West, in Kensington Market and on Roncesvalles.