Time to Buy: Ombre

Once all the rage in hair, ombre has moved on from lovely graduated locks to adorn everything in apparel. From the French for “shaded” or “shadow,” ombre is this season’s alternative to florals or stripes, resembling a solid while providing the visual interest of a print. Ombre is available through intricate weaves or free-spirited dip dyes, and gives off a laid-back vibe ideal for the warm, skin-baring summer months. Try this trend in summer maxis or mini dresses, with hippie-feeling open knits, or streetwise denim.

1. 7 For All Mankind Denim Button Down Shirt:
Achieved with bleach, this ombre-effect denim button up pairs perfectly with a white bottom, whether you pair high and low with a white pencil skirt or keep things down-home with white denim cutoffs. Its lightweight linen blend is ideal for the summer months.

2. Club Monaco Serenity Scarf:
Not only for the free-spirited, ombre works as a polished accessory, as in this silk scarf. A beautiful gift for fast-approaching Mother’s Day, this silk scarf fades from gold to gray to ivory with a slightly metallic shine.Throw on over anything for insta-trend.

3. Young Fabulous & Broke Hamptons Double Ombre Dress:
Double the fun! YFB takes ombre to the next level by fading from dark to light to dark again in one piece. Take it for a weekend in the Hamptons, this maxi dress is ultra posh with its beautiful coloration, deep scoop neck, and sexy side ruching.

4. Linda Farrow For The Row Ombre Leather Detail Sunglasses:
Take any trend as far as you want it, whether it be all in or just a touch. These subdued sunglasses embrace the trend without making a large commitment. Ombre plastic frames with leather details.

5. Torn by Ronny Kobo Monica Tee with Ombre Fringe:
Free love. Just in time for concert season, this knit top pairs with cutoffs and your favorite fringe bag. Warm rust fades up to a lovely blush color with an open knit waist and finishing with hippie-inspired fringe.

6. Young Fabulous & Broke Dresdin Ombre Fringe Trim Dress:
Summer cocktails. Watch the colors of the sunset fade to night in this stunning ombre dress. A deep, crossover v-neck begins in black and fades to warm tan in a fringe-hemmed wrap skirt. A sexy open back adds to summer fun.