UPDATE: This story was originally published on April 3.
This spring, you can't go anywhere without spotting a bright lip. From super-hot pink to vibrant orange-red, these poppy and stylish lip shades are everywhere, and they deserve outfits that are equally bold. But sometimes, getting the rest of your look right is the trickiest part. Can you rock a red lip at night without all-black garb to match? And how do you pull off a pastel-pink pout while still looking sophisticated? To make sure you've got the perfect getup to match your pucker, we've paired four of our favorite colors with ensembles that do them justice. After all, we know you know that you can't look fresh from head to toe if you're clashing your kisser and your kicks. Click through for four awesome outfit ideas to pair with your favorite spring lippies.
An orange-red lip is super on trend this season, but it can also be tricky to pick a matching outfit. No matter how much tangerine you have in your shade, though, a sleek and safe-bet option is to go with neutral or white tones and really let the color shine. An all white dress with cork-colored accessories is a super springy way to bring this look to life, or opt for multi-dimensional flesh tones.
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If you need to transition from day to night, hot pink is a great way to go. Since it's so fierce, find an equally bold outfit to match and colorblock the whole thing out. You can bring the color back into the outfit, or, if you're really going for it, bring in new hues with each piece you pile on. Just be careful not to go too overboard. Keep it grounded with metallic accessories and a neutral shoe.
Sure, all black goes with a really red lip, but you don't need to play it too safe. Instead, think of the lip as just one of a few accessories you're allowed to pair with a simple base. Animal prints are always a win, as is one statement piece of jewelry and a fun pair of shoes. Again, this type of outfit is great for going from work to drinks (and beyond).
Light 'N' Bright Pink
We're loving this pop of pastel pink for spring and it works really well with a dark floral pattern. Even if you keep the outfit more casual, this flirty shade is sure to pump up your look instantly. It's especially great for day time as it keeps the look light and fresh. Don't be afraid to mix in prints and some other colorful accessories 'cuz we have a feeling this "new" pink will take the place of your regular gloss in no time.
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