Someone recently asked me what my favorite color was. Since I was little, I've been hardwired to answer with blue, or, if I'm feeling particularly wild, periwinkle blue. But this time, when I opened my mouth, out came, "Coral. Especially neon coral." I was a surprised, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it was true; everything I seem to want these days is that lovely shade between orange and pink. So I've put together a post of five great coral accessories that can jazz up your blues and grays (because if you're anything like me, that's what you've got the most of in your closet). It's a great color for spring and summer and never fails to cheer me up (coral galoral after the jump).
The sunglasses above are Karen Walker Pegs via Creatures of Comfort. I love the round shape--it's a nice change from season after season of wayfarers and aviators (though I will always love both of those classic frames).
I really liked this Love Quotes Knotted Tassle Scarf via Shopbop. It's under $100, too, and since it seems that the prettiest scarves are really expensive these days, it's great to find one that's not absurdly priced.
One of the first nice lipsticks I ever owned was Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Guava. I kept it because I couldn't bear to let it go, even though it's now just a stub in a tube. This color looks great on most women and isn't too loud. Even though bright reds are fun, it can be nice to have something a bit toned down for day.
I grew up sailing, so Sperry's were less of a fashion statement and more of a practical shoe. Jamming your toes on winches or cleats on a boat isn't fun, and Top-Siders protected my feet. But these days, I want the Sperry for J.Crew in cerise not for toe protection but because they're the coolest looking shoes I've ever seen. Now that is a coral color that pops.
If you follow TWT you'll know that I'm obsessed with backpacks. So obviously I couldn't resist including this Herschel Supply Company Heritage Backpack via Madewell. Sure, it's a bit more orange or red than coral, but I think I can get away with it. Especially because it's only $55 bucks. For that much of a steal, it can definitely be considered coral.