Meet spring’s best and brightest hues: orange, yellow, cobalt and pink. Read on to learn why we love them and how to wear them.
Why We Love It: Citrusy and refreshing, orange embodies the spirit of spring. Pantone® even named Tangerine Tango the official color of 2012.
How to Wear It: Don’t be intimidated — this warm shade is flattering against most skin tones. For colorblock looks, orange works well with blue, purple, pink and red. Want just a taste? Sweeten your style with an orange lip or nail color.
What to Wear: 1. Gianni Bini Johnson Jacket 2. BCBGeneration Print Dress 3. Gianni Bini Jessica Dress 4. butter LONDON Nail Lacquer
Not-So Mellow Yellow
Why We Love It: Once restricted to pastel offerings, yellow is back and brighter than ever. Our favorite shades run a sun-kissed spectrum, from soft to shocking and everything in between.
How to Wear It: We love yellow with natural colors and textures, like nude, white and raffia. Style a yellow blouse or blazer with crisp white pants for an office look that’s cheerfully chic.
What to Wear: 1. Calvin Klein Chiffon Dress 2. BB Dakota Chiffon Blouse 3. Tahari by ASL Sleeveless Dress 4. Gianni Bini Clarice Dress
Why We Love It: Rich and saturated, cobalt will quench even the strongest color cravings. An added perk? Unlike many blues, it pairs well with denim.
How to Wear It: Cobalt coupled with green is our current obsession — but we love this crisp shade with just about everything. Turn to shoes and jewelry for a quick fix that you can add to any look.
What to Wear: 1. Gianni Bini Suella Dress 2. Buffalo Ophelia Jacket 3. Buffalo Claribel Top 4. Anna & Ava Zebra Ring & Jessica Simpson Marcie Wedge
Why We Love It: It’s the new power color. A feistier take on past pinks, this season’s shade is strong and confident.
How to Wear It: Even as an accent, pink packs a punch. But that doesn’t mean it won’t play well with your favorite colors. Orange, yellow, green and red all get along famously with pink. Crushing but not head over heels? Pick up a pink lipstick or blush — you’ll adore the rosy glow it gives your complexion.
What to Wear: 1. Matty M Colorblock Dress 2. Calvin Klein Denim Leggings 3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Beaded Top 4. MAC Lipstick in Lustering
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What colors are you loving this season?