By Michelle Dalton Tyree

Welcome to Color Theory, our buoyant summer series with only one edict in mind: Let color be your sartorial muse.


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This summer, we are all for building capsule collections around haute hues that feel joyful and inspire all sorts to sojourns — from weekend jaunts to far-flung getaways. Think of this as the antithesis to the much talked-about Succession-inspired “stealth wealth” trend which favors understated, muted tones — not that we don’t also fully endorse a creamy monochromatic look as well.

But this summer feels like the perfect time to let in the light and be inspired by sun-kissed hues. And “digital lavender” — as declared by trend forecasters WGSN and its sister company Coloro — is not only one of the hottest color trends of the season, but it’s also one of the easiest hues to wear, for both women and men. We love that the shade projects this perfect balance of summer serenity and serious vacay vibes, so we’ve built a breezy capsule collection of luxe essentials for an overnight getaway.

Where to start when building your chic lavender capsule collection? Simple — with a fabulously capacious tote, of course!



Tory Burch

Ella Printed Tote

Instantly recognizable, the Ella tote is a versatile essential, released every season in collector’s edition prints.


Reiss London

Esme Linen Side Tie Midi Dress

One fabulous dress is the perfect foundation, and this breezy yet sophisticated number is the answer to our summer holiday dreams.


Christian Louboutin

Miss Sabina Block Heel

If you pack only one pair of shoes, this is it. These gorgeous patent leather heels are a must in summer’s must-have hue and au courant block heel.



Amethyst and Diamond Chandelier earrings

We fully endorse building an entire wardrobe around these showstopping earrings.


Isabel Marant

Haley Bucket Hat

Don’t forget a hat on your overnight. This bucket hat is a fabulous way to wear this summer’s must-have terry fabric — and keep the rays at bay.


Saint Laurent

Mini Hobo Bag in Lavender Lizard

The perfect day-to-night bag doesn’t have to be in a basic color. Wear this gorgeous lavender hobo style with everything from denim to dresses.


Gentle Monster

Clear VC5 Sunglasses

No trip is complete without a pair of chic sunnies. This season’s vivid colors are one of the hottest trends and a low-commitment way to wear summer brights.

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Psycho Bunny

Men’s Alton Seersucker Shirt in Digital Lavender

We love this fresh take on seersucker for any getaway. Wear it with shorts, jeans or a crisp pair of summer linen pants.


Cole Haan

Øriginal Grand Shortwing Golf Shoe in Silver Birch and Lavender

On the green or off, these ultra-comfy women’s Shortwing Oxford golf shoes will take you around town and to dinner in ease and style.


Psycho Bunny

Barker All-Over Print Swim Trunk

Be bold and go for a standout print on a swim trunk. Add a crisp polo for lunch and you’re good to go.


JD Sports

Birkenstock EVA Arizona Sandal in Purple Fog

Think of these sandals as your perfect poolside companion. Just add water, a cool drink and a great read and you’re good to go.