Marsala is the color of the year, dominating fashion in all its moody, rich glory. And nothing contrasts rich wine tones like white. This summer, while dressing in the reigning hue or any of the pop-y color wheels at the forefront of style, a blanched bag will add visual anchoring. The Rebecca Minkoff Bucket Bag, $365, in perforated leather, is slimmed down yet still carries everything a girl could need.
Visors have been creeping in from the fringes of fashion these last few summers. This year, the extended brim packs extra chic for beachgoers seeking a less predictable topper than the big floppies of yore. Shown here, the Helen Kaminski Mita Shimmer Visor, $130, is accented in white piping to add a sporty frame. Loro Piano always delivers on the promise of the brand’s name: extra soft. This Rosae Soffio Square Scarf, $1875 at Neiman Marcus, continues the theme in bright summer shades that easily complement the color of the season or the trend of contrasting black stripes and blocks with bright patterns. The scarf is light as air, super soft and generous in its dimensions to create a cashmere and silk envelope of warmth on cooler summer nights.
The key to fashion is working as much against a prevailing style as with it. When it comes to the Bordeaux hue of choice, capturing the art of contrast is what separates the divas from the amateurs. The counterbalance of royal blue and lime are juxtaposed almost every other spring without fail (check it). Christian Louboutin employs the wonder twins beautifully in these sporty Mayerline lace-up suede and leather sandals, $1,100. They also kick pops of color to amp up any saturation of marsala, black or white in clothing.