Color is one of those things that has the transformative power to completely shift your mood. Just think about it: If you’re wearing something like an all-neutral look, you may feel polished and put together, but when you’re wearing a pop of chartreuse or lime green, your mood and confidence are inevitably bound to be a bit brighter. This summer, put this theory to the test with a range of color combinations that not only make you feel cheerful but also make your outfit look more expensive.
Why more expensive? We’re glad you asked. Though a head-to-toe-black ensemble can definitely look elevated, our favorite designers often lead the way when it comes to new palettes to experiment with. Prada, Balenciaga, Gucci, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Mansur Gavriel, Cult Gaia, and countless other labels illustrate how a few strategic colors can change things up in a meaningful way. Ahead, discover seven pairings to try out for summer 2019 and shop your favorites to get started.