Haute Hues

From vibrant florals and bold, painterly patterns to sheer, luxe fabrics, this season's inspiration is simple: color.

Produced by Blake Miller
Photographs by Chris Edwards
Styled by Jade Wills; assisted by Jenny Wunderlich 


Eye-popping Color:
Jewel tones of pink and electric blue pair well with simple, tailored denim. T-bags halter top, $141, and Barrera cuff, $715, both at Neiman Marcus. J & Company Beverly flare denim, $129, at Black & Blue, 704-366-9339. Darrell Roach brass and crystal earrings, $74, at Boris + Natasha. Lia Sophia Filigree bangle bracelet, $250, and black diamond and matte gold medallion set (shown without medallion), $525, both at www.liasophia.com. Juicy Couture heart chain bracelet, $178, at Juicy Couture, SouthPark, 704-364-4411.

Brush Strokes:
Painterly patterns, such as these shorts, highlight a neon-hued accent. Trina Turk Love short, $148, and Michael Stars 2×1 shine long-sleeved hood, $79, Susan Hanover layering bracelets, $48 each, all at HerTherapy, 704-341-9100. Coach Dawnn sandals, $258, at Coach, SouthPark.

Lush Florals:
Bohemian chic becomes delicate and feminine with floral prints. Stella McCartney printed silk gown, $1,795, Givenchy croc wide leather belt, $920, Shelly Litvak pink tourmaline flower necklace with Buddha detail, $2,128, and shark “tooth” necklace with pink tourmaline flower and spider detail, $2,798, all at Capitol.

Bare Essentials: 
Classic, sheer layering creates a graceful, slightly seductive look. Rodarte Chiffon pleat lace dress, $7,820, at Capitol, 704-552-8987.

Animal Instincts:
Graphic animal prints feel feminine and subtle in a vibrant jewel-tone hue like Kelly green. Julie Haus giraffe-print dress, $398, at Petal, 704-516-2010. Barrera earrings, $290, at Neiman Marcus. Lia Sophia Dome ring, $515, at www.liasophia.com. Layering bracelets by Susan Hanover, $48 each, at HerTherapy.

Tropical Couture:
Botanical prints emblazoned on free-flowing frocks look polished and casual. Sweet Pea long tube dress, $128, at Just Grace Boutique, 704-892-9993. Monies bracelet, $165, at Boris + Natasha. Lia Sophia Hoopla earrings, $130, at www.liasophia.com.

Natural Inspiration:
Metallic accents coupled with vibrant yellow undertones look luxurious when printed on luxe silk satin. Manoush lemon print dress, $368, and Thai sterling silver butterfly necklace, $298, both at poole shop, 704-553-8868.

The Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden features 8,000 square feet of orchids and tropical foliage, including one of the largest indoor displays of bromeliads in the Eastern U.S. and a sixteen-foot tall tropical canvas full of epiphytes. For more information go to www.dsbg.org

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