Every year Pantone releases its list of spring colors predicted to take over closets around the globe—and every year we wonder how to turn those swatches into Instagrammable outfits. Unlike runway trends from fashion week, Pantone’s color forecasts aren’t accompanied by several outfits we can screenshot and save for later. Spring color trends are also decided before stores catch up—meaning there’s a few months of getting creative with what you own before you can shop for fresh spring pieces.
Thanks to a little thing called the internet, there’s another way to find out exactly how to wear the biggest spring colors for 2020. Long before spring’s in session, celebrities get a head start on wearing the spring colors expected to dominate when coat season ends. Because it’s 2020, there’s plenty of pictures to prove spring colors are already happening. Look through these outfits from Chrissy Teigen, Jenna Dewan, and more to catch up on the bold spring colors that’ll be trending in no time—and how to wear them.
Just a few shades away from last fall’s dusty lilacs, grape compote is the shade of purple set to reign this spring. It’s a color you don’t see often, so make sure it’s not hidden underneath a pattern or layers. Once the weather catches up to the spring colors roster, you can pull on a one-shoulder dress like Chrissy Teigen’s.
Orange peel is to classic orange what sumo oranges are to clementines: the super-sized version of a thing you already love. When you’re dressing in orange peel, try a patterned maxi like Jenna Dewan’s. Orange peel is a color that everyone will notice—you may as well lean into it with a bold garment.
During the seasonally awkward time otherwise known as transitional weather, you may not feel like wearing rainbow bright colors. If that’s the case, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s preferred spring color is right for you. Sunlight is a yellow so light it could pass for cream, so it’s the perfect shade for a longline coat to wear over jeans and boots until true spring arrives.