I dream in
color. And my wardrobe reflects that.
citrus hues to rich reds and moody blues, my closet encompasses the
full spectrum of the color wheel.
Over the years,
however, Iíve noticed an unfortunate trend of Milwaukeeans opting
for shy neutrals instead of bold and beautiful colors.
There is no
question that neutral tones of black, grays, browns and white have
their place in the well-heeled closet. But in-the-know style-setters
also realize vivid colors are key to the perfect wardrobe, and
developing your ideal personal style.
spring ushers in a gorgeous array of mood-lifting tones, which
brighten the windows of local boutiques and department stores from
downtown Milwaukee to Mequon, Brookfield and beyond. The best and
brightest pieces are on display, so why not skip the basic black and
go for a pop of pigment?
Hereís a look
at some of the most on-trend color choices for spring 2013. Choose
your favorite, and get ready to illuminate your spring style.
Perhaps one of
the most wearable colors, blue is an all-complexion showstopper. For
spring, cobalt blue reigns supreme, and can be paired with anything
from the brightest whites to black. On the other side of the spectrum,
deep navy found its way into several spring collections ó and looks
especially sharp with citron hues of yellow, orange and tangerine, as
well as Kelly greens and lighter blue tones. If you are a
neutral-lover, wearing navy is the perfect way to dip your toe into
the color pool without feeling overwhelmed by a bright hue.
No matter your
favorite hue of the color green, chances are itís "in"
this spring. Deep-tones of forest green, vivid Kelly green, and light
and airy seafoam and spearmint are making this often-ignored color a
must-wear for the season. From flowy tops and dresses to structured
pants and skirts, the lustrous color has invaded top designer
collections. For a fresh take, try a seafoam handbag or pump to add a
chic pastel to your everyday look.
If there is one
color that sings spring, itís stunning yellow. Whether itís chic
canary or a pale sorbet tone, the color is always bright and ethereal.
Another great choice for a variety of skin tones, the color can go
bold or sweet depending on the tone. The color was popular on the
runways this season, both in romantic lace and chiffon, as well as
structured shift dresses and coats. How will you wear it?
A Punch of
Pink and Orange
more punch is the name of the game for pink and orange this season.
Instead of pretty, ladylike hues, think electric, juicy and bold.
Vibrant fushia and tangerine are fashion-forward choices that will run
the gamut from street chic skinny jeans to office-appropriate pencil
skirts. Pair the tones with a bright lip for maximum impact.
While purple has
long been known for giving a bold punch to your wardrobe, this season
the gorgeous color is keeping it light and airy with sweet lavender
"the" romantic color of the season. Look for it in party and
day dresses alike, as well as angelic gowns and accessories.
your all-weather boots? Ditch the Hunters for a punch of color
during your next night out. This spring, sorbet-hued footwear
hits a high note. Just remember to pair yours with sleek hosiery
until the warmer spring temps appear.
shout and let it all out ó with your style. Graphic prints are
continuing strong into spring, so why not break away from safe
solids and try an attitude-adjusting pattern? I canít think of
a better way to stylishly lash out at the winter grays.
a well-dressed manís best friend, and the all-weather variety
lend a layering helping hand from fall to winter and on into
spring. Try a utilitarian version with a hint of leather or
canvas to make the look a little less jock and a little more
Wonís Spring 2013 collection was awash with pops of yellow,
including this stunning, ethereal sundress.