True fashionistas know it is never too early to start preparing their wardrobes for the upcoming spring season, even if that pesky, little groundhog did see his shadow earlier this month. One of the easiest ways to ramp up your wardrobe is by following the hottest color trends for spring. Just snag a couple of pieces drenched in the four colors below, and you’ll be good to go!
Take it up a notch with Tangerine Tango
Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries for 50 years, recently announced that Tangerine Tango is the color of the year for 2012. This spirited reddish orange hue exudes energy and confidence. Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman said, “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
A major plus of this sexy shade is that it is flattering on most skin tones. So once the warm weather rolls around, try rocking a Tangerine Tango dress or cute top. This bright color will also go hand in hand with the sun and the sand at the beach, so look for it in a bikini or cover up. If you’re worried this color might be too bold for your particular style, start small by sporting a Tangerine Tango accessory or nail polish.
Try a Hint of Mint
As exhibited in New York’s Fashion Week, pastel colors are going to be huge this season, with mint being the most popular of this category. This reserved shade is a blend of blue and green, which gives off a super cool air of nonchalance. Mint is great for accessorizing, such as in a cute handbag or necklace. Bonus: Mint pairs well with many colors, especially bright ones like teal, pink and yellow.
Beat the Winter Blues with Citron Yellow
Citron yellow, which borders on fluorescent, is a super bold shade sure to brighten up your look. Is wearing this shade of yellow the closest you’ve gotten to being around actual sunlight in awhile? Don’t sweat it – the beauty of this color is that it makes even the palest skin instantly appear tanner.
The most recent celeb to rock this trend was model Amber Rose. The 28-year-old wore a one-shouldered, yellow Versace gown at the Grammys, which stood out in the sea of black and white dresses. Ironically, she was at the show supporting boyfriend Wiz Khalifa, who was nominated for Best Rap Performance for his song “Black and Yellow.”
Wear Kelly Green to Really Make a Scene
This bright green, eye-catching shade is predicted to be super popular this year. One of the first celebrities to rock this year’s new trend is Emily Blunt. The actress wore a stunning, kelly green Oscar de la Renta gown to the SAG Awards at the end of January, completing the chic look with sparkling bangles and a matching clutch.
Kelly green is also a great color for the latest shoes this season. You can find it in Yoki’s new spring-summer line. Try the color out in the new “Brenda” style, which is a flat sandal adorned with an adorable bow. Or if you want to be over-the-top trendy, invest in the “Mogan” style – a thick heeled platform shoe incorporating both Kelly green and yellow. Two trends for the price of one!
Now you’re in the loop on the four hottest hues of 2012. What are you waiting for? Get shopping!