21 October 2011

Get the Runway Look: Colorful Separates


Another trend I just loved on the Spring 2012 runways was colorful separates, especially the explosion of sherbet shades.  Although it's not a new concept, not many women have a bright blazer in their closet. (I certainly don't!) I absolutely love playing with color, and am always up for a challenge, so pairing a bold blazer with an equally colorful pant gets me a little excited inside. But we all have those days when we're just not up for making a fashion statement, or the potential risk of looking like a clown... literally.  This is a trend that can definitely be approached in a more subtle way... like mixing a bright blazer or top with a neutral pant.  For example, some of my favorite combinations right now are coral/camel, turquoise/black, and mustard/denim.

Here are some more accessible pieces that will send you on your way to injecting color into your spring wardrobe, or if you're daring, maybe even your fall wardrobe! As always, accessorizing is subjective, but I like the idea of camel, nude, or cream shoes with delicate metallic jewelry.


Personally, I predict that this whole concept of playing with color, (color-blocking, juxtaposing unexpected hues, etc.) will be the defining fashion trend of this decade. What do you think? Do you see color sticking around?