“Dopamine dressing” became a hot catchphrase in 2021, an idea rooted in the notion that wearing bright colors can leave you feeling happier and more energetic. The science behind this style philosophy may be debatable, but any fashion fan in South Florida would be quick to agree – after all, a wardrobe filled with happy hues is a way of life here.
From the looks of the Spring 2022 collections now in stores, it’s clear designers are injecting their latest pieces with this upbeat psychology, creating irresistible ready to wear and accessories in bright, brilliant colors. From lilac to marigold, hot pink to emerald green and every shade in between, the rainbow of shades being highlighted by your favorite brands are sure to create an entrance-making moment.
Here’s a roundup of spring’s must-have shades, in a few pieces we love:
This is sure to be the hot shoe of the summer: a quilted-leather slide emblazoned with Gucci’s iconic double-G emblem in yellow gold. While this shoe with a 3-inch heel is also available in black, white and red, this shade of emerald green — taken from the Italian house’s legendary stripe motif — is sure to inspire a smile. Available at Gucci
For an alfresco brunch or dinner, few pieces feel more glamorous than a lighter-than-air maxi dress amid South Florida’s breezes. Among the latest from Zadig & Voltaire is this semi-sheer Razzia dress, featuring a high gathered neckline, long sleeves with fitted cuffs, and an open back. Available at Zadig & Voltaire.
You’re sure to hear the phrase “pop of color” from style pundits often this spring season, but if you’re seeking an instant pop and pick-me-up, add a splash of hot pink against a neutral look. Ferragamo’s structured Studio Box Bag has been crafted in a trio of poppy colors this spring: canary yellow, fresh mint or the must-have hot pink, each in hammered calf leather with the iconic Gancini slider clasp in a yellow-gold finish. Available at Salvatore Ferragamo.
Carolina Herrera is known for stunning and classic silhouettes, and this CH collection sleeveless brocade shirt dress is no exception. Ideal for spring, the dress is joyful yet elegant in yellow jacquard and features a halter neckline, midi skirt and detachable belt, which can easily take fashionistas from an elevated daytime event to hostess-chic evenings.
Since ancient times, purple has symbolized wealth and prestige, so it’s no wonder the color has always ranked high in luxury accessories. The hot shade of purple this season is a beautifully saturated lilac that’s sure to become an essential in your spring wardrobe; Givenchy’s Small Kenny Bag is crafted in a mauve-hued lambskin, with details that include a draped effect, leather-accented chain handles and the label’s signature 4G padlock, which is removable. Available at Givenchy.
Floral prints are a spring stable, but this season they’re on a whole other level, rendered in ultra-bright palettes. Among the most high-wattage examples is found in Balenciaga’s ongoing collab with Crocs – this slide sandal is the latest to join a collection that typically sells out the second it arrives in boutiques. The open-toe slide is crafted in tulip-printed rubber, with the Balenciaga logo debossed on the upper. Available at Balenciaga.
To discover more of spring’s stunning colors, explore the curated selection of designer boutiques at Aventura Mall’s Center Court.
For more information, call (305) 935-1110 or visit AventuraMall.com/Shops.