An Introduction To Colorblocking, 2.0

When it comes to transitioning our wardrobe from winter to spring, we try to slowly ease out of the autumnal navy, gray, and oxblood hues that make up most of our outfits from September through April — hence the appeal of neutrals, pastels, and, yes, even florals. This year, things have played out a little differently, though, as evidenced by the cacophony of colors that have overtaken our Instagram feeds (and, incidentally, our online shopping carts.)

We saw it first on the runways, where hot pink dominated at Valentino, Hermès, and Marni; carrot orange was all the rage at Max Mara, Givenchy, and Bottega Veneta; and cobalt blue was all the rage at Pringle of Scotland, Rochas, and Salvatore Ferragamo. In some cases, these were presented as part of a head-to-toe color-blocking situation, or as an accent in a larger print. But, these mainly served as an entry point — and a go-ahead — for the fashion flock to dive deep into the Pantone archives and put together their brightest foot forward.

So, it's time to max out the color spectrum with our summertime #OOTDs. Don't know where to start? Click through to see how the stylish set is working their ROYGBIV clothing on Instagram.

Sometimes, the key to a rainbow bright #OOTD is finding the right backdrop — and Jeanette Madsen pretty much nailed it with this sunshine yellow Bottega Veneta shirtdress and fuchsia wall pairing.
Freddie Harrel takes tennis whites (and polos, and shorts) and jazzes them up for summer with highly-saturated hues.
Odds are you already have those one-off monochromatic pieces that are the designated "pops of color" in every other outfit. Well, no longer should these be an after thought: Follow in Naomi Shimada's lead and dare to pair the pink slip dress with the yellow cardigan and the green tote.
The brighter the pant, the more epic the outfit — that's the operative phrase for summer '17, at least.
A handmade, textured off-the-shoulder top in an on-trend shade? Color us impressed.
Electric blue and metallic gold is the unlikely combination we'll be rehashing all season long.
Forget any "rules" about clashing: Take a cue from Charlie Barker and mix all of your loudest brights. (How sweet is the Coach shark sweater and vintage trousers, by the way?)
Remember when you rocked Sofie Valkiers' exact sweatshirt-and-slip dress combo back in grade school? Take it out of the archives — this outfit is back in style.
The rainbow-fication of your wardrobe applies to textures and accents, too — see: the pastel feathered trim on Susie Lau's wrap skirt.
Not-so-mellow yellow from Kia Marie, paired down by a denim jacket and fresh white kicks.
Doesn't Eva Chen's Monse dress make you want to break out the bedazzler on an oversized T-shirt? The green embellishments stand out against the crisp white base — and against the yellow taxis in the background.
Lisa Folawiyo's top-to-bottom Balenciaga ensemble (recreated straight from the catwalk) is the 2017 way to wear pink: Don't pair it down — play it all the way up.
Another D.I.Y. piece, this time from Miranda Makaroff, who hand-painted the technicolor denim jacket of our dreams. BRB, off to buy some acrylics...
Stoop kid stands out from the steps, thanks to some mustard-hue Versus Versace.
Who would've thought that highlighter yellow would become the most enviable outerwear shade of the season?
The rainbow trend is the solution to dressing up all those LBD's — just ask @asos_lotte.
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