10 Rainbow Pieces That Make Us Seriously Rethink Our All-Black Wardrobe

Like most New Yorkers, we subsist on a steady diet of neutrals to get us through the winter. But it’s spring, dammit—what better way to celebrate than with a trend that’s synonymous with positivity and the arrival of better things? (Shout-out to our LGBTQ friends…and Care Bears.) Here, ten items that’ll have you wearing the rainbow in no time. 

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reformation palma rainbow top

’70s-inspired Top

An exaggerated collar plus pre-faded tones equals retro perfection.

Reformation ($128)

rainbow pocket flare jeans
Bergdorf Goodman

Embroidered Jeans

Speaking of vintage vibes, our inner hippie is swooning over the pockets on these flares.

AO.LA ($350)

gola rainbow sneakers

Striped Sneakers

Your favorite white kicks, now with 30 percent more whimsy.

Gola ($65)

eloquii rainbow pencil skirt

Knit Pencil Skirt

The silhouette du jour in a Crayola-hued palette? Color us intrigued. (Sorry, we had to.) 

Eloquii ($80)

rainbow stripe jumpsuit

Off-the-shoulder Jumpsuit

Who needs florals when you can be a walking prism?

House of Harlow 1960 ($168)

rainbow striped buttondown shirt

Pinstriped Button-down

The Candyland version of business casual.

Petersyn ($283)

loeffler randall rainbow sandals

Flat Slides

Even the most color-averse Gothamite can get behind a few (adorable) stripes.

Loeffler Randall ($195)

rainbow stripe kimono


The name’s Biv. Roy G. Biv.

Curation ($88)

rainbow crossbody bag
Saks Fifth Avenue

Crossbody Bag

Or hey, if wearing the rainbow still feels too daunting, a Technicolor purse is just the ticket.

MCM ($720)

rainbow striped one piece swimsuit

Ruffled One-piece

We like to think of swimwear as the gateway rainbow—even if your regular aesthetic is as neutral as they come, all bets are off at the beach. 

Solid & Striped ($168)

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From 2016-2019 Carolyn Kuang-chen Stanley held the role of Editor covering food, travel and all things nyc.