Evocative of the effervescent, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, coral reefs provide a diverse kaleidoscope of warmth and energy in our ever-changing environment. Now, kindling optimism and lighthearted buoyancy as 2019’s PANTONE Color of the Year, and with a positive shift to more marine awareness and conservation efforts in our watery world, coral’s vivifying color not only lies at the depths of our naturally chromatic ecosystem, but now belongs hanging playfully in our closets. 

REEF TO RUNWAY   Eugenia Kim ‘Courtney Straw’ fedora, $146, Kayu ‘Mini Lolita’ woven seagrass tote with coral raffia fringe, $145, Issey Miyake asymmetrical pleated blouse, $244, Gucci Urban Round sunglasses, $505. Kate Spade ‘Bon Voyage’ coral cover travel journal, $20 (not-pictured). Sourced from Saks Fifth Avenue, 120 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota, 941-364-5300.  


PLAYFUL PURSUITS  Faux coral, $6-$9, The Exchange Inc., 539 South Orange Ave., Sarasota, 941-955-7859. BB coral stone and gold wire bracelet, $32, Bows & Arrows Boutique, 5275 University Pkwy Suite 133, Bradenton, 941-210-7158, @bowsandarrowsco. ZAGS Beachy Bandeau 50+ sunwrap buff in ‘Charleston Charm’, $38, King George, @kinggeorgeshop. Intex AquaFlow Sport Goggles, $10, Swim City, 50 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, 941-954-8800, @swim_city. Watermelon Jade Gold necklace by Diana K, $119, Swim City. Carmen Marc Valvo ‘Coral Cruise’ one-piece swimsuit, $134, Swim City. Charlotte Osterman ‘Winged Fern’ textile beach clutch, $60, Pansy Bayou Studio, 1533 Dolphin St., Sarasota, 941-413-5115, @pansy_bayou_design_studio.