I’ve done red, I’ve done orange, so why not look at a happy blend of the two in coral? This shade practically screams spring and invites summer, and can be found all over the place once again this season.
Bhindi Strapless Bra With Lace + Thong With Lace – $39.95 / $24.95 @ La Vie En Rose
One of the things I love most about coral is that it’s not extremely girly. Even tomboys can feel comfortable donning this electric shade of pink-red-orange, but that’s not to say the colour can’t be ramped up into something flirty and frilly, as shown in the Indian-inspired Bhindi bra & panty set from La Vie En Rose. Gentlemen, start your engines and gift your special lady this sweet pairing for your anniversary this spring.
Coral Kiss Cheek Blush – $14.25 @ Leonora’s Cosmetics
Handmade, natural cosmetics with serious staying power – that’s the philosophy behind Leonora’s Cosmetics, an Etsy shop with a rainbow palette of shadows, blushes, foundations and more that are free from bacteria-harboring ingredients and scary shelf-stable parabens. Coral is one of those magic shades that works wonders on virtually any skintype because it mimics the natural shade of flushed skin – gift your beauty-obsessed bestie with a pot of this pretty powder for her birthday.
Suzy Jack Coral Rose Accessories – $6.50 – $16 @ Orange And Pear
I love the Moroccan feel of these office accessories from Suzy Jack, including note pads, blank cards, and magnet clips – in other words, everything you need to conduct some organized, well-groomed correspondence the old-fashioned way. Purchase a single piece or pick up the whole set for your coworker’s lacking-in-coral workspace.
Essentials Leather Bag – $120 @ Twine
Don’t be fooled by the name of the bag in the front there – ‘Grapefruit’ is certainly equivalent to ‘Coral’ in the grand colour wheel sense of things, and if you’re looking for a simple way to inject some of the shade into someone’s life, this is definitely the ticket. Simply sling it over your shoulder and pair it with one of the matching pouches ($20-$40) for a go-to spring look. At this price point, it’s a great find for the birthday of your bestest lady friend (mom / sister / girlfriend).
Wildflower Napkins – $7.50 for a pack of 20 @ Upon A Fold
A punchy colour like coral works well with stark whites and muted greys, as seen to great effect with these dainty designer napkins that I spotted on Aussie site, Upon A Fold. Bring a package as a sweet hostess gift for your next mid-day brunch, or if you have a mom with a drawer full of napkins for her own social fetes (like I do), score her a set as part of a Mother’s Day pressie.