Monday, July 27, 2009

Keep Cool In Coral

In my last blog post, I wrote about how blue was a major color trend for the Summer of 2009. Well, coral is also a hot color this Summer. Coral can vary in shades of orange, pink, and red. It is a great Summer color since it is reminiscent of the sunset and radiates a feeling of warmth. One hot look on the runways and in fashion magazines has been mixing coral with shades of blue (particularly turquoise and teal). This actually looks very good and is a great way to combine both of this season's trendy colors. Take a look at some of my cute coral finds below.

Athera Wrap Sweater, $14.99, available in sizes S-L,

Belted Halter Dress, $29.99, available in sizes XS and S,

Bow-Back Bra Tank, $22.50, available in sizes S-XL,

Flutter-Sleeve Crochet Dress, $14.99, available in sizes S-XL,

Beaded Flower Ring, $4.00, available in sizes 7-9,

Enamel Cut Out Earrings, $4.00,

Filigree Chandelier Earrings, $4.00,

Gathered Racerback Top, $8.99, available in sizes S-L,

Neon Coral Shorts, $11.49, available in sizes 3-13,

Plaid Flutter Top, $8.49, available in sizes M and L,

Rhinestone Flower Necklace, $6.99,

Rhinestone Flower Ring, $4.00, available in sizes 7-9,

Abstract Ikat Pocket Top, $17.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Floral Flare Skirt, $22.80, available in sizes X-Small-Large,

Anisa Studded Bracelet, $7.80,

Assorted Ring Bead Necklace, $$8.80,

Belted Linen Dress, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Blazing Hot Nail Lacquer,$2.80,

Pretty Luminous Brightening Cheek Color, $17.50,

Croft and Barrow Logo Satchel, $22.00,

Crinkle Knot Front Halter, $24.99, available in sizes S-L,

Emblem Peasant, $28.00, available in sizes S-L,

Floral Sublimation Top, $28.00, available in sizes M and L,

Patent Ankle Sandal Strap, $13.99, available in sizes 6-9,

2 Pocket Button Front Jacket, $24.00, available in sizes M-XL,

Beaded Coral Necklace With Abstract Charm, $19.99,

Beaded Flower Dangle Earrings, $19.99,

Floral Stamp Drop Earrings, 7.99,

Gypsy Girl Graphic Tee, $12.99, available in sizes X-Small-XX-Large,

Mossimo Supply Co. Jacket Coral Stripe, $16.08, available in sizes X-Small-XX-Large,

Xhilaration Cover-Up Dress Print Poncho, $17.99, available in sizes Medium and Large,

Juniors' Mossimo Supply Co. Pointelle Pullover Sweater, $19.99, available in sizes X-Small-X-Large,

Merona Multi Asym Stretch Bracelet, $12.99,

Juniors' Mossimo Supply Co. Long Sleeveless Dress, $20.00, available in sizes X-Small-XX-Large,

Juniors' Xhilaration Strapless Cummerbund Dress, $19.58, available in sizes Small-X=Large,

Mossimo Supply Athletic Short, $10.00, available in sizes X-Small, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large,

Mossimo Striped Pocket Tote, $17.99,

Mossimo Supply Co. Flap Front Double Pocket Bag, $17.48,

OMG Scoop Tee, $9.90, available in sizes XS-M,

Scoop Script Tee, $9.90, available in sizes XS-XL,

As I stated before, pairing coral with shades of blue is a very popular look this season. My recomendation would be denim, of course, since denim goes with almost anything. Since it's Summer, I would suggest pairing a coral top with denim shorts or a denim mini-skirt. You can also wear a coral top with jeans on a cooler day. A coral jacket would also be nice with a pair of jeans. Grab a pair of faux denim leggings to wear with a coral dress or coral tunic (a look that's going to be very much in style for the Fall). Wear a pair of coral shorts with a denim vest. A coral skirt would look great paired with a denim jacket. Coral accessories such as jewelry, shoes, handbags, etc. can also be matched with denim or other variants of blue like teal or turquoise. If you're really feeling brave, try matching coral with other shades of orange, pink, or red; such as peach, salmon, fuschia, etc. If you would like to see me write an article about any other trendy colors, e-mail me at or contact me on myspace.


Jessica said...

I LOVE that second dress from I've been eyeing it for a couple weeks now, but I have to wait to buy it. I hope they don't sell out:/

Little Red said...

Great pieces! Coral is such a lovely color! I'm especially liking that Bow-back tank!

Tara said...

Jessica: Thank you for reading and commenting. I like the second dress from Alloy too. I hope you do get to buy it before it sells out!

Little Red: Yeah, coral is a great Summer color and the bow-back tank is a great Summer piece as well. Glad you liked the items I pick out!

Dibsy said...

Personally coral isn't really my color, or my style, but these are really pretty!!! :D

Hey, what sort of style do you have???? :)

Also, are there any ways to make the color black cooler? I wear a lot of black and it's ~sooooooo~ hot! >.<

Tara said...

I'm glad you like the stuff I posted, even if they aren't your style.

My style is very eclectic. It basically changes everyday and the way I'm dressed is usually based on my mood. I'll be preppy one day, punk the next, then girly, occasionally gothic, etc.

I wear jeans most of the time and actually don't wear skirts or dresses all that often. I really like dresses/skirts though, I just don't find them all that comfortable.

I own pretty much every color you could imagine existed (and possibly even some that you didn't know existed). It's like a rainbow in my closet and my make-up bag.

I also love to wear a lot of jewelry and you will never see me without a fabulous pair of earrings. I also love to wear make-up and like playing with different colors of eyeshadow and nail polish. I love lip gloss as well.

There are days when I wear a lot of black too and I know what you mean about it being hot. It helps if you wear black in sleeveless or short-sleeved styles as apposed to long-sleeves or hoodies and sweaters. It also helps to wear black shorts and skirts instead of black pants or jeans. Maybe trying out different styles such as lighter weight fabrics or cutout designs would help too.

I hope my tips helped you. Maybe I should write a whole article about my own sense of style. :)

Dibsy said...

Cool! :D I used to have ear piercings but it's closing up, so I can't put any earrings. Clip ons were made for me, I guess. ^^

I know what you mean about your style changing. Mine doesn't really change on my mood, it mostly changes on what I have. :D

Tara said...

I'm sorry to hear your piercings are closing up. How do your ears feel when you wear clip-ons? I used to wear them before I got my ears pierced (this was about a decade ago, I feel so old!) and found them very uncomfortable. Sometimes even painful. I was never able to keep them on for more than an hour.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that my hair style changes everyday too (I have very long hair). I also own a lot of headbands and hair clips.

Dibsy said...

They are a bit uncomfortable, but one of my friends once gave me semi-ring thing and I could just hang it on my ear and it would look like a clip on. ^^

I wish long hair suited me. As you can tell from my pic, I'm probably gonna stay short-haired for a long time. :D

Cursed♪♫ said...

Sorry I've been so irregular!
My exams just got over and they sucked :(
Hope your fine!
tc :)

Tara said...

Dibsy: The semi-ring sounds cool. At least it isn't painful. I think your hair looks good in your pictures. :)

Cursed: It's ok. I understand. I'm sorry your exams sucked. Glad to hear they're over with though. I'm fine and I hope you are too. :)