We saw a lot of juicy colors in the spring collections, but one seemed to stand above the rest. Shades of persimmon ruled the runways, notably at Brian Reyes, where looks contained just a sliver or two of brightness, and at Derek Lam, where it came in larger slices. No matter what the serving size, we think everyone can make persimmon work this season. Punch up your wardrobe with a bold accent piece, like a thick multi-strand necklace, or cover more territory with a dress. Pairing persimmon with less intense hues like brown or navy-blue tones down the tartness, while wearing a short dress solo lets the color really shine. Once spring is in full swing, we intend to wear persimmon by the bushel. Here are a few pieces to get you started.
Above, clockwise from left: Brian Reyes spring '10, image via Style.com; Anthropologie Double Torsade Necklace in Coral, $28, available at Anthropologie; Topshop High Waisted Hotpants in Red, $55, available at Topshop; Lanvin Pom-Pom Thong Sandals, $585, available at Net-A-Porter; Korres Limited Edition Mango Lip Collection in Coral, $21, available at Sephora.
Above, clockwise from left: Rachel Comey St. Vincent Ruched Cotton Dress, $440, available at Bloomingdale's; F21 Sunglasses in Red, $5.80, available at Forever 21; Philosophy spring '10, image via Style.com; Nooka Orange Zub 20 Watch, $213.68, available at ASOS; OPI Nail Polish in Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It, $8.50, available on Amazon.
Above, clockwise from left: Vena Cava Train Tank in Orange, $295, available at Forward; Derek Lam spring '10, image via Style.com; Thread Social Colorblock One Shoulder Dress, $495, available at Shopbop; Anthropologie Rope Rose Posts in Red, $24, available at Anthropologie; Marc by Marc Jacobs Envelope Leather Clutch, $180, available at Net-A-Porter.