Color Pop

Clothes aren’t having all the fun this spring — hair and makeup get their share of bright hues and bold colors, too.

Spring Trend: Pleats, Please

Just try not to twirl while wearing flirty accordion pleats. Wear with sneakers for daytime casual.


Snake Crop T-shirt, $39, Swoon | Pleated skirt, $27.99, Target | Necklace, $28, Swagger | Simply Adorned 79 Wave Cuff, $20 | Simply Adorned 79 Deco Cuff, $20

Maxi skirt, $35, Swoon | T-shirt, $10, Target | Earrings, $24, Swagger

Off-the-shoulder top, $24, September & Co. | Simply Adorned 79 Leaf, Deco, Key and Peacock Cuffs, $20 each

Tie-Dye Jumpsuit, $65, Holl & Main | Earrings, $24, Swagger

Designer Spotlight: The Painted Pearl

Designer and artist Courtney Frye started The Painted Pearl in 2012 with necklaces featuring hand-painted oyster shells she salvaged from the Carolina coast. The Painted Pearl’s collection of colorful and bold accessories, like the earrings pictured below, are currently for sale in three N.C. boutiques.

Frye recently launched a monthly subscription service called The Earring Envelope that delivers an exclusive style of her signature statement earrings right to your door.

“Jewelry is a way for us to express ourselves without having to say a single word. Invest in good wardrobe pieces, then let your personality shine through the accessories you wear.”
– Courtney Frye

Embroidered top, $58, Swagger | White skinny jeans, $54, Swagger | The Painted Pearl Gretta earrings, $22.95 | Simply Adorned 79 Key Cuff, $20 | Simply Adorned 79 Leaf Cuff, $20

Tips from the stylists

“Colored bobby pins, hair ties and clips are huge right now. Colorful bobby pins are a great place to start, because you can create really fun looks without spending a ton of money.”
– Amanda Kimball, hair stylist

“A great way to experiment with the bold-and-bright trend is to smudge your favorite color into the lash line and add mascara. Remember, a little goes a long way!”
– Jen Bigas, makeup artist

“Layering hair accessories into a unique shape or stacking on top of each other can add a lot of drama. Above all, have fun with it!”
– Amanda Kimball, hair stylist

“I love bold and bright avant-garde looks. Being able to wear a splash of color on the lid or bold lips is such a fun way to express yourself.”
– Jen Bigas, Makeup Artist

Spring Trend: Tie-Dye

Tone-on-tone or monochromatic tie-dye, like the jumpsuit seen on pg. 53, is a fresh update to 1960s vintage tees.

Tie-Dye Tank, $29, Swoon | Tie-Dye Shorts, $39, Swoon | The Painted Pearl Gracie Gold Leaf earrings, $22.95 | Necklace, $28, Swagger

Spring Trend: Head-to-Toe

Choose matching sets, maxi dresses or jumpsuits for a playful top-to-bottom look.

Dress, $125, Swoon | The Painted Pearl Pandora earrings, $22.95

Designer Spotlight: Simply Adorned 79

Cary native Amanda Duncan founded Simply Adorned 79 in 2018, crafting laser-cut, hand-dyed leather jewelry. Her earrings and bracelets are for sale in 10 boutiques across N.C. and online.
New this spring is a collection of layered botanical print earrings, like the Ginkgo Leaf pair pictured below.

“Leather is one of those materials that is often seen as masculine. I wanted to take leather and … fuse it with a delicate, colorful weightlessness, so that each piece has a balance of both masculinity and femininity.”
– Amanda Duncan

Dress, $46, Gifted Boutique | Simply Adorned 79 Leaf Cuff, $20 | Simply Adorned 79 Ginkgo Earrings, $20

Special thanks

Special thanks to Amanda Kimball and Jen Bigas with Twisted Scizzors Salon and Spa for hair and makeup styling.

Twisted Scizzors Salon and Spa
950 High House Road, Cary
(919) 303-7775

Models Shannon Keens and Abby Roming are with Directions Model and Artist Management.

Pop to the Shop

Gifted Boutique & Wrappery
1112 Kentworth Drive, Holly Springs
(919) 762-7785

Holl & Main
Park West Village
3013 Village Market Place Morrisville
(919) 377-8005

The Painted Pearl
Available Triangle-wide at Simply Anchored Gifts and Zest Cafe & Home Art.

September & Company
2859 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh
(984) 200-0165

Simply Adorned 79
Available Triangle-wide at Simply Anchored Gifts, Gifted Boutique & Wrappery and Cary Pottery.

Swagger Clothing and Gifts
2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite 503, Cary
(919) 858-5884

Swoon Boutique
2112 Werrington Dr, Holly Springs
(919) 586-7003

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