Friday, 2 March 2012

Quirky Color Combos To Try Now

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Let's face it: Sometimes the old everyday black and beige or gray and blue combos can be a whole lotta boring. With bold color-blocking continuing to be a strong trend for spring and summer, we decided to choose a few unorthodox color combos for spring that pushed the fashion envelope just enough. From CĂ©line's gorgeous oxblood leather and cornflower blue to Marc Jacobs' sunny satiny pink and cool melon, these punchy pairings signal a new season of dress-up is here...finally!
Royal blue and crimson look best when worn in bright blocks of color. Try mixing them in a print, like this Thakoon dress, too

Above, from left: Thakoon fall '11, image via; Mara Hoffman Red Picnic Dress, $250, available at Bonadrag; YSL Opal Lapis, $290, available at CultStatus; +J Tailored Blazer, $43.87, available at Uniqlo stores.

Burnt Orange and Khaki—We loved how these nubby burnt orange pants looked with a structured camel coat. Take this look into spring with a brushed silk dress and a lightweight trench

Above, from left:Burberry fall '11, image via; AllDressedUp Silk Crepe Dress, $230.79, available at The Outnet; Betsey Johnson Women's Rectangle Sunglasses, $55, available at Endless; Cooperative Trench Coat, $49.95, available at Urban Outfitters.

Orange and Fuchsia —The trick to making this look work is to choose rich materials. A silk, glossy leather, or shantung keep the combo from making you look like you shop in the Juniors' department.

Above, from left:Marc Jacobs fall '11 ad; Madewell Silk Safari Shirt, $98, available at Madewell; Adam Tie-Front Skirt, $154.26, available at The Outnet; ModCloth Upwardly Mobile Satchel, $134.99, available at ModCloth.

Pink and Caribbean Green—If there's ever a time to mix your neons, it's now. Acid pinks and greens can be great friends, but remember to anchor it with black or another neutral.

Above, from left:Jil Sander fall '11, image via; Forever21 Cuffed Linen Shorts, $15.80, available at Forever21; Wildfox Leopard Sweater, $107, available at Boutique To You.

Red Orange and Yolk Yellow‐We love primary colors with a jewel-tone twist. This red orange and yolk yellow combo just begs for small accents of royal blue and forest green, like in this Bally ad

Above, from left:Bally spring '11 ad; Dona Monroe Curved Hem Skirt, $270, available at Steven Alan; ArynK Daffodil Silk Top, $95, available at Nastygal; Zara Fashion City Bag, $149, available at Zara.

Above, from left:Celine spring '11, image via;Topshop Berry Leather Shorts, $110, available at Topshop; Alexander Wang Rocco Brick Bag, $1,077, available at Montaigne Market; McQ Silk-Blend Tuxedo Shirt, $280, available at The Outnet.

Oxblood and Cornflower—This pairing makes us weak at our knees! A deep, rich leather oxblood piece just begs for a lively cornflower blue.

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