6 Unexpected Ways To Stand Out This Spring

Photo: Courtesy of Matches Fashion; La Garçonne; Essie; and Forzieri.
Sure, soft shades and pastels are go-tos in our spring-wardrobe arsenal. But, we opt for edge whenever we can. That's why we're daring ourselves with transitionally easy pieces and wearing 'em with six of essie's new cheeky hues for the springtime activities where we want to stand out.
By mixing these pretty pinks and blues with surprising colorblocks, radical silhouettes, and staggered hemlines, we've dressed up our digits in unexpected ways. And, if you're feeling inspired, we highly encourage you to mix and match your own spring-ready looks — and let us know how you'd work these colors in the comments below!
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The See-And-Be-Seen Art Opening
Now that the snow has melted, it's time to strap on some heels and hit up those galleries!
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A powdery pink like Romper Room is a decidedly feminine color, but the trick is to make it look and feel powerful with a pair of breezy, high-waisted culottes and a lacy, rib-hugging bustier. Practice your power pose now — our bets are that the event photographers will all be into this look. Advertisement
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Vintage-Hunting At The Flea Market
It's not quite summer just yet, but the outdoor flea markets are already buzzing with the worldliest finds.
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These tailored overalls are comfortable to wear all afternoon while you haggle with vendors. And, the dusty blue of Truth Or Flare is a shade befit for any denim look, while a classic camel trench and bootie-inspired summer heel keep the look grown-up. Advertisement
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That Long-Awaited Dinner Reservation
When the flowers start blooming, the city's swankiest restaurants reopen their outdoor seating, which means nabbing reservations is slightly easier.
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Prep for that five-course meal with a forgiving maxi-skirt and roomy sweater. Amp up Style Hunter, this sweetly fierce crimson polish, with an eye-popping cobalt and a punchy yellow. Cement the evening look with a bad-ass motorcycle jacket. Advertisement
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Ladies Be Going Out
Once the hibernation season's over, your long-lost girlfriends will come out from under their throws and want to get silly. Take your lady-hangs to a private karaoke room or a rooftop bar with a skyline view.
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This seafoam shimmer polish, Fashion Playground, is a great complement to other pastels (we like it with a sunny yellow). To rough up the rest of your look, pair those soft colors with dark plaid and destroyed denim. Advertisement
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Impromptu Picnic At An Outdoor Concert
Late spring is a revitalizing time because the lineups for free outdoor movies and music shows get announced! Lay your blankets down with plenty of snacks and summer cocktails to go around.
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This flirty, semi-sheer nude polish, Spin The Bottle, looks great with sporty, forest-green, suede shorts and a lightweight blush parka. And, easy-going clogs step it all up, even when you're lying on the grass. Advertisement
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The Laziest Weekend Brunch 'Cause You Deserve It
Brunch is always best served sunny-side up — and we're not talking about eggs here. Grab a pair of shades and get ready for a late afternoon of noshing and sidewalk people-watching.
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This azure Hide &Go Chic is playful, adventurous, and sexy, so we're dressing to follow suit. Dizzying lounge pants, a kooky sweatshirt, and chunky heels keep us fancy and super casual. Advertisement
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