Energetic Spring Colors that Transcend Traditional Pastels

25th Mar 2019

Pastels have been part of the classic spring color palette for goodness knows how long. These soft hues certainly have their place, but it's time for a change. Pastels run the risk of being like cotton candy: all form, no substance. You need cute spring outfits with some oomph. Fortunately, Pink Lily Boutique has stylish clothing in a selection of can't-miss colors that go beyond pale blue, pink, and yellow. Play around with bolder hues this season. We're here to help you step outside the pastel box.

Fresh Spring Green

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The Just Might Be Yours Dress is a stunning sea foam green. It's a delightful change from the usual grassy shades that flood the season. Shades of mint, spring green, sea foam, and spruce are richer and more vibrant than pastel or mossy hues. Just looking at this cute frock makes you feel like the sun is shining. Go for a green with a bright white print for an eye-catching contrast, like the unique pattern on this dress. Isn't this spring color palette a breath of fresh air?

Bold Royal Blue

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Springtime blues are typically pale. Sky blue is a popular color, along with aquamarine and periwinkle. Opt for drama instead. Wear our bold blue Crazy for Your Love Jumpsuit. Not only are jumpsuits on-trend for the season, but that color is unbelievable. Even on gray, dreary days full of the rain showers that ultimately bring spring flowers, you'll be a walking, talking good mood in royal blue. We strongly recommend considering the jumpsuit before your next hot date or formal event. It's fitted, slimming, and strikingly unique.

Darker than Pastel

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Think back to the retro rainbows and stripes of the '60s and '70s. Take the standard spring color palette of pastels and darken it just a little. Our Rainbows in My Heart Striped Blouse is the perfect example of how to skew a pastel palette. The style meshes flawlessly with the color scheme. The loosely fitted top with its cheekily tied knot is downright retro-inspired, too. You can create a variety of spring outfits with jeans, denim shorts and skirts, or cropped pants. Try short shorts and mini skirts in complementary shades, as well.

Next-Level Pink

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Pastel pink is a springtime staple—or should we say that it was a springtime staple? This season, look for cute spring clothes in shades of hot pink instead. Pink Lily suggests you begin your love affair with hot pink in our Calling Your Heart Tank Top. It's a dazzling statement piece that will have you blooming like a springtime flower. Layer upon layer of tulle creates a tiered effect that follows the subtle curve of the scoop neck. Wear it with trousers, mini skirts, capri pants, and more. It has a vintage-inspired 1920s appeal that can go with anything, although nothing beats hot pink with black, gold, or white.

Pastel with a Twist

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You can still incorporate some pastels into your spring color palette. The key is to make the pastel shade the background rather than the focus. Check out the stunning All In My Dreams Floral Dress in mint. Mint is a classic springtime shade, but blossoms of creamy white, blush pink, and burgundy pop out from it, creating an eye-catching dynamic. The dress is an A+ choice no matter how you slice it, owing to its retro silhouette and feminine cut.

Primary Celebration

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Why not wear red this spring? Red rarely makes an appearance until summer, and that's a shame. The Gotta Keep Moving Floral Dress is a sizzling, form-fitting sheath that hugs every curve. The details are on-point, from the banded waist to the sheer panel on the bodice, but the blooming red roses are the statement-making detail.

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