From Aries to Pisces, here’s our pick.
Every sign of the zodiac has a completely different emotional aesthetic. You may be charismatic and loud like a Gemini, or balanced and pleasant like a Libra….but every color in the rainbow can be morphed to match you and your personality. What follows is a color you need to wear this Summer for each sign, as well as some style inspiration from designer runways and well-known celebrities. Hopefully–you’ll give it a try.
ARIES = BRIGHT RED
Aries Zodiac Traits: Independent, Impulsive, Tough, Dreamer, Courageous, Ambitious
Aries–you’re a natural born leader. (A total fit for the start of our line-up.) You’re bold, brave, (and probably the first to make plans in the groupchat.)
Red should line your wardrobe this season; a choice for the ‘spectacularly inclined.’
Cindy Crawford’s red dress moment
Sophie Turner matching her lipstick to her dress at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Christy Turlington for Versace
Naomi Campbell’s Sparkly Red Dress
Selena Gomez rocking a red mini dress on the (matching) red carpet.
TAURUS = DARK BLUE
Taurus Zodiac Traits: Ethical, Loyal, Immovable, Reserved, Hard-Working, Intelligent
Taurus–you’re dependable, loyal, and likely a deep thinker. Dark blue is comforting, familiar, and easy to match. This Summer, that’s your color.
Elie Saab Evening Dress
Yves St. Laurent Runway Look
Selena Gomez’s Dark Blue Ensemble
GEMINI = HOT PINK
Gemini Zodiac Traits: Charismatic, Fun-Loving, Versatile, Communicative, Complicated
Gemini– you’re all for standing out. Eyes are already drawn to you–why not make it worth their while? You’re charismatic, tons of fun, and your style should communicate as well as you do. A hot pink dress with matching eyeliner is definitely your Summer look.
Margot Robbie’s Hot Pink Two Piece in the Upcoming Barbie Movie
Margot Robbie’s Dress in Wolf of Wall Street
This Cara Delevingne Runway Fit
This Kate Moss Ad
CANCER = LIGHT GRAY
Cancer Zodiac Traits: Emotional, Creatively-Inclined, Fantastical, Spiritual
Light/heather Gray is soft, subtle, and simultaneously a statement. (Just like Cancers–who are known to be perfect extroverted introverts.) With the right accessories, this color is versatile. It’s perfect for a picnic, a job interview, or a first date.
Angelina Jolie by the Water
Kendall Jenner for Versace
Kelly Brook Paparazzi Shot
Emmy Rossum in Armani
LEO = ROYAL PURPLE
Leo Zodiac Traits: Noble, Confident, Friendly, Born for the Spotlight, Lovable
Leo–you’re witty, creative, and generous with your time. I don’t doubt for a moment your Summer schedule is packed to the brim. Purple is the color for the plethora of plans you hop to all season long. (You may as well look cool doing it!)
Literally Princess Diana.
Lupita Nyong’o at the Black Panther Premiere
VIRGO = DARK BROWN
Virgo Zodiac Traits: Practical, Meticulous, Planner, Determined, Loyal
Dark brown is definitely giving dark academia vibes. For Virgos, I can totally see it. This Summer, make that color your own–and bring a touch of Autumn to sunny days.
Zendaya at the Oscars
This Tony Ward Look
1990s Mariah Carey
LIBRA = LIGHT PURPLE
Libra Zodiac Traits: Balanced, Intelligent, Pleasant, Friendly, Level-Headed
Libras are charming, intellectual, and totally stylish. Light purple is the move for this Summer. In my opinion, it’s the definition of chic. (Try a white eyeliner look with matching purple shadow to perfectly compliment the fit.)
Olivia Rodrigo at the Met Gala
SCORPIO = ORANGE
Scorpio Zodiac Traits: Creative, Confident, Bold, Magnetic
Scorpio–you’re authentic in everything you do. In fact–you’re one of the only signs I trust to pull off a color as bold as you are. No matter your aesthetic, I’m sure you can incorporate orange into your Summer wardrobe flawlessly.
Kendall Jenner–Ready for Summer.
Blake Lively Looking as Perfect As Always
SAGITTARIUS = MAROON
Sagittarius Zodiac Traits: Bold, Creative, Humorous, Intelligent
Yes, I know, maroon already had its moment. But, Sagittarius, it’s up to you to bring it back. As Sagittariuses are accidental trend setters, and known for their creativity, I’m sure you’ll come up with something-
Zendaya at the Golden Globes
Beyonce at the Billboard Music Awards
Taylor Swift in 2015
CAPRICORN = DARK GRAY
Capricorn Zodiac Traits: Calm, Motivated, Helpful, Practical,
Capricorn, it’s time to add a touch of something sophisticated to your wardrobe. Whether it’s through a skirt, a pair of high socks, or neat new go-go boots–there’s certainly room for dark gray in your Summer plans.
Selena Gomez Wearing Double Gray
Sao Paulo Fashion Week
Gigi Hadid 2014
AQUARIUS = LIGHT GREEN
Aquarius Zodiac Traits: Adventurous, Friendly, Passionate, Communicative
Aquarius–you’re known for your ability to think outside of the box. Your inventive nature is sure to concoct a spot for light green in your next insta-worthy fit. Take a Spring color and make it Summer’s. (A perfect shift of aesthetic!)
This Gorgeous Summer Fit.
This Paris Fashion Week Moment.
Kim Kardashian’s Pencil Skirt
PISCES = YELLOW
Pisces Zodiac Traits: Compassionate, Sympathetic, Creative, Pure of Heart
While most associate Pisces with the color blue and softer tones, I challenge you to move outside the confines of your connotation and rock some bolder and brighter choices. Add a shocking yellow eyeshadow and a fun pair of boots–and you’re an instant trendsetter.
Anya-Taylor Joy in This Spectacular Ensemble
Elizabeth Banks’ Yellow Mini Dress
Cher from Clueless (aka our Childhood Fashion Icon)
Gigi Hadid on the Runway
While a lot of the style inspos above are, well, impossible to replicate without wealth or fame…. I hope each gives you a good idea of every color’s potential. As Landsend Magazine writes, “Any color can be a Summer color.” Ditch the notion that only pastels have a place in your closet this season.
For some ethical shopping recommendations, I vote TheRealReal.com, thrifting to reduce your carbon footprint, Depop (if you can avoid the overpriced nonsense), Ash & Rose’s virtual store, Bullshit Clothes’ monthly thrift drop, and many more you can find online.
Go make this one your best Summer yet.
Hi! I'm Kate and I'm based in NYC. :-) I was born and raised in New York and I'm a proud owner of lizards, hamsters, and ridiculous looking purses from the dollar store.