Spring fashions are on the horizon. By the end of winter we’ve had enough dark colors, and we are ready to burst forth with a riot of color.
The good news is that there are lots of hot colors this spring. Here are some ideas on what to look for:
1. Hurray for red, white and navy: These colors are always spring-like and fresh. You can pair red and white, blue and white, or all three colors.
How to wear them: Accessorize navy and white with a pop of red in your shoes or handbag. Or go for a red blouse or jacket, but keep the rest of your outfit simple for work, in a navy pallet.
Navy and white, or red and white stripes are fun and chic. Look for striped jackets, shirts, and shoes.
2. Crayon colors: Bright bags and shoes are popping up everywhere, in crayon colors of yellow, pink, green, blue and grape. Bright bags jump off the shelves in bold clutches or large totes.
How to wear it: Avoid looking like a kid going to kindergarten by choosing your crayon colors carefully. An inspired green or yellow bag can still look business like if it has a structured shape. If you work in a conservative industry such as financial services, keep your crayon brights for casual days at the office, and stick to classy looks when meeting clients.
3. Black and white: The ever-classic black and white looks serious yet fresh. What’s more, everyone can wear this combo, from fair haired women to those with dramatic coloring.
How to wear it: Jackets and skirts or pants are simple, easy ways to pair black and white for an instant look that takes you from boardroom to evening.
Buy a black cropped jacket to pop over a crisp white shirt. Add a feminine note with black and white spectator shoes, stilettos, or sandals.
You can also add a splash of color to your black and white outfit, with a sleek clutch in lemon yellow, or bright green. Wow – you’ll look put-together and up to date, for office or weekend.