A Hue For You

Color us ready for spring!

Becca Sabot
PUT AWAY THE KHAKIS. Give your dark denim a rest. Color has never been more ubiquitous. The trick is figuring out how to make it work within your wardrobe. Perhaps it’s one vivid jolt, or maybe you’re the type that can layer color on color. Classic, sporty, or total girly-girl—here are fresh ways to go bright.

It’s impossible to stay neutral on the subject of fashion this spring. Stores are blooming with color, and what could be more uplifting than trading the grays for a shot of orange, hot pink, electric blue, or—why not?—all three?

The Pantone Color Institute forecasted this bright, bold turn by declaring Tangerine Tango the color of 2012. The spirited red-orange hue is said to trigger energy and confidence. We’ll take it in a bag. And a shoe.

Stripe silk blouse ($264), by Stacey Bendet, from Houndstooth Skinny jeans ($108), by Sold Design Lab, from Herberger’s Tote ($395), by Diane von Furstenberg, from Neiman Marcus  Oxfords ($49.95), from Gap Print Scarf ($79), by Sir Alistair Rai, from Bumbershute  Bangles ($8.80/set of six) and Bracelet ($4.80), both from Forever 21

Add color to your wardrobe, whatever your style:


There is a spectrum between pale and neon, and that's where you'll find your palette.


Our on-the-go lifestyle becomes trendy as active apparel enjoys a season in the spotlight.


This spring, think of bright as the new basic.

Gotta Have It

Try these fresh color combos from Pantone's spring report.