Jennifer Lopez Puts Color Theory to Work in a Tie-Dye Gucci Top and Matching Bag

The brighter the palette, the brighter the mood.

Jennifer Lopez wears a tie dye gucci top and white sweatpants while exiting her car
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Studying Jennifer Lopez's street style is a lesson in color coordination for the one percent. Whether Lopez wants to stack four shades of blueberry hues or mix up her outfit formula with springy greens, the singer almost always commits to a palette with pieces in similar shades and an extremely expensive designer bag to match. Lopez has lately been in the mood for only white and cream outfits, but she took the long Memorial Day weekend to play with color theory in a brighter-than-usual outfit.

On Monday, May 27, Lopez visited a friend in Beverly Hills in a vibrant update to her rehearsal uniform. A pink, yellow, and white tie-dye crop top with a red Gucci illustration replaced her neutral hoodies, while a green and tan Louis Vuitton bag stepped in for her Hermès Birkin. Only her casual white parachute pants were consistent with recent outfits.

Jennifer Lopez wears a tie dye gucci top and white sweatpants with a louis vuitton bag

Jennifer Lopez stopped by a friend's house in Beverly Hills over Memorial Day weekend in an upbeat twist on her off-duty sweatsuits.

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While Lopez made sure to coordinate her outfit with a rare designer bag—in this case, a limited-edition version of Louis Vuitton's Alma top-handle purse—she otherwise broke with the style patterns established on her recent outings. Between rehearsals for the This Is Me...Now tour, traveling to promote her sci-fi epic Atlas, and deflecting speculation about her marriage with Ben Affleck, Lopez has largely stuck to a palette almost entirely devoid of color.

Stopping by her Los Angeles dance studio, she's worn neutral sweats and coordinating sneakers by Joah Brown, Free People Movement, Alo Yoga, and Allbirds. Jetting between Atlas promotional events in the U.S. and Mexico, she's traveled in comfortable Alaïa skirt sets before changing into glittering jumpsuits and ruffled sheer Chloé gowns—all in a stark, black-and-white color scheme. Some, but not all, of those outings came with a matching Birkin bag in a creamy colorway (and a resale value in the tens of thousands).

Jennifer Lopez leaves her studio in a cropped white sweatsuit

J.Lo has kept her palette subdued in recent weeks, opting for all-white or all-gray sweatsuits when she's not on the red carpet.

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Lopez's springy sweatpants might have been fashion psychology at work. In some academic circles, deliberately choosing bright shades is a form of color theory known as "dopamine dressing." The thinking goes that if you wear cheerful, upbeat colors, your mood will rise to meet the outfit occasion.

Only Lopez and her styling team (lately, the duo Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn) can say whether or not the singer is breaking out of her monochromatic mold for good—or whether there's any special meaning behind the wardrobe choice. At the very least, her cheerful tie-dye top is incentive to give the look another try as spring turns into summer.

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Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.