Saturday, April 20, 2013

Color Is BIG This Spring and Summer




Color seems to wrap up this fashion season in a pretty package.
Soft tints, bold brights and electric neons wash over shaped jackets, lace, laser cuts, cropped skinny jeans, snakeskin prints, ankle-strap sandals, chunky necklaces, slim clutches and leather.
Temperley London red silk knit dress featuring sheer horizontal panels across the bodice, available at Liberte. Model is Alex from Brink Model Management. Photo by Shevaun Williams.
Color is the trend that layers over all the other trends this spring and summer, said Eden Turrentine, manager for Liberte at Classen Curve.
Bright colors, including emerald green, Pantone's Color of 2013, get much of the attention. Green and red are important, but Turrentine said women are slipping into yellow and cobalt blue.
“Black combined with cobalt blue is so strong,” she said.
Even in New York, where black reigns, women are welcoming cobalt as their favorite bright.
“Of course, being in this part of the country, we embrace bright color more easily than anyplace else,” she said.
And this season, there's more color to embrace, from bold purple, poppy, green, turquoise, yellow and tangerine to mint green, blue and coral pastels to glow-in-the-dark pink and orange neon. Depending on your color comfort level, you can rock it in a yellow jacket or just tiptoe into the trend with sandals or an enamel bracelet.
“Colors almost have electricity to them. They're so intense and pigmented. Really rich and deep,” Turrentine said.

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