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Naomi Jamieson

Is lavender *the* color for summer 2023? Here are all the celebs making a case for the pastel shade

lavender fashion: two models pictured in a template wearing lavender dresses alongside a picture of actress, Laura Harrier, also wearing a long lilac dress/ in a lilac and pink template

While silver and gold dresses are having a moment on the red carpet, it seems lavender fashion could become the star of summer 2023. Here's why you need to add the pastel hue to your capsule wardrobe this season and how to wear it according to the world's A-listers...

Though it was looking like we'd all be sporting an array of metallics this spring/summer season (hello silver fashion!), pastel shades are once again creeping back into the fashion zeitgeist, with the likes of Hailee Steinfeld and Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause all rocking lavender dresses over on Instagram.

So, how can we take cues from these stars and incorporate this cool-toned purple into our own summer fits? Inspo incoming!

All the best celebrity lavender looks 

Yes, it seems we're set for a lavender-tined summer or rather a Lavender Haze—for all our Taylor Swift fans out there—with our Insta feed filled with the shade.

The runway during Paris Fashion Week was also a very similar story, with lavender making a big comeback in the new seasons' collections. So, it's a pretty safe bet that this lilac hue will be everywhere, well once the temperature starts averaging above 68F, that is. 

So, now that we know it's a big shade for 2023—how are the celebs of the world styling it IRL?

1. Hailee Steinfeld

Most recently, Hailee Steinfeld took to socials to share her all-consuming love for the color, posting a snap of herself wearing the prettiest, flower-embellished semi-sheer dress ever.

She paired her lavender dress with a matching eyeshadow look and a caption that read: "Love in lilac 🎀."

2. Laura Harrier

In January 2023, the Spider-Man: Homecoming star also shared her love of the hue, posting a snap wearing a long-sleeve lilac maxi dress—proving it's just as perfect for fall/winter as it is for spring fashion onwards!

3. Chrishell Stause

In March 2023, Chrishell stepped out in this diamante lavender mini dress, which she also paired with a cool-toned lilac eye look.

4. Simone Ashley

Now, for all our Bridgerton lovers, pastel blue and lilac are very prevalent amongst all the show's Regency fashion and clearly, Kate Sharma aka, Simone Ashley is just as much of a fan of the shades, off-set. 

6. Halle Bailey

Ariel herself is also a lover of lavender! The Little Mermaid actress shared a selfie on her Instagram, wearing a cute lilac knit cardigan. 

MIL's edit of lavender staples for summer

From our copious Insta scrolling, we've deduced that lavender and lilac dresses in particular, are popular this year, along with lavender tops and sweaters—meaning it will be very easy to incorporate into your fits. If you're feeling brave you could even opt for some lilac fun pants, to adopt as your default going out-out look...

If you're looking for a few pieces to shop ASAP, we've rounded up a few items to help you get the celeb-approved, lavender look instantly...

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