Do you know what the term ombre means? If not, don’t feel bad … we discovered it pretty recently ourselves! Chances are, though, that even if you don’t think you know the term, you actually do. Ombre is a French term that means “shaded.” In fashion, this translates to clothing and accessories that fade from one color to another — almost like tie-dye, but typically the item has one main color that graduates from light to dark (such as pink that goes from fuchsia to rose to salmon). This trend was seen all over the spring runways (like at Diane von Furstenberg, right) and keeps popping up in bags, shoes and dresses for summer. Check out our picks for the items that’ll have you ooohing and ahhing all summer long.
Shades of pink and orange combine in a strappy sandal that snakes up the foot so deliciously,
$89 at kennethcole.com
L.A.M.B. Ombre Patent Manchester Bag
Lime and rainforest greens rain into deep charcoal in an oversized satchel of glossy, gleaming patent leather — a perfectly luxe carryall for your beach essentials.
$495 at eluxury.com
Ombre Linen Oblong
The season’s layering essential — the scarf — becomes fresh and new in rich teals and grays. Tattered fringe lends it a chic boho vibe.
$19.99 at urbanoutfitters.com
White + Warren Dip Dye Crewneck
The luxuriousness of lightweight cashmere combines with the bohemian sensibility of ombre to bring you a refined staple in your choice of three gorgeous hues.
$129 each at vivre.com
Jessica McClintock Ombre Frame Clutch
The purveyor of stylish prom dresses has totally outdone itself with this fantastic clutch — the perfect choice for evening with its intricate ruching and deep chocolate hues.
$52 at macys.com
Gradually fading from slate to shoal, this billowy tunic is fancied up with elaborate lace cutouts at the yoke.
$22.80 at forever21.com
Dip Dye Halter
The wide neck strap is perfect for showing off tanned shoulders.
$54 at ardenb.com
Ombre Boy Tank
Somehow we doubt any boy would look as fly in this tank as you. We’re totally digging Purple, which is designed with such vivacious shades of the color that even Violet Beauregarde would be proud.
$18.50-$20.50 at alloy.com
Juicy Couture Women’s Ombre Velour Pants in Electric Lemonade
The brand’s signature comfy pants now come in such a fun variety of colors — including this one, which is just totally electrifying.
$118 at bloomingdales.com
Ombre Music Tee
Sing along to your favorite tunes when you slip on this tee, liberally covered with music notes and a stylish faded ombre design.
$24.50 at delias.com