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The spring runways were a fresh-cut bouquet of colors from bright pink peony, iris blue, daffodil yellow, along with beautiful purples, oranges, and turquoise.  Beige and other neutrals, which I have already spoken about, were very common in almost all collections.  Designers such as Michael Kors, and Hannah MacGibbon for Chloe chose colorless collections full of whites, grays, and beiges.  Phoebe Philo for Celine also went that direction, save a couple looks that incorporated turquoise leather.  I am a big fan of both realms, the colorful, and color-free.  Here are some of my favorite spring looks that are full of energetic color.  Enjoy color lovers!

Thakoon

This is a great example of mixing a print and a solid, and two very bold yet complimentary colors.  Bright pinks and blues showed up quite a bit for spring, as well as new takes on draping.  This look is the perfect marriage of modernity and femininity.

Lanvin

Watermelon pinks and cherry reds make me want summer to get here fast!  I love the bold color of this dress paired with a bold shoe.  Why not just go for it?!  Alber Elbaz, always the fan of the one-shoulder look, shows us new interpretations in his Lanvin show.

Stella McCartney

Another one-shoulder look, here from Stella McCartney, uses ruffles in a fresh new way.  This dress just screams for a party thrown outside by the water.  It shows just the right amount of skin to be sexy and youthful.

Lanvin

This color is among the many rich blues that were seen on the runways.  Draping and asymmetry are shown once again by creative genius Alber Elbaz.

Vionnet

Three trends put together: draping, color blocking, and shorts.  Vionnet is one of my new favorites, even though it’s a fairly old label.  It’s been freshened up, and has been gracing the style-setters on the red carpet.

Vionnet

Vionnet

More color blocking at Vionnet.

Vionnet

This draped blue dress is stunning, simple as that.

Stella McCartney

A strong blue paired with neutrals is a realistic way of wearing color during the day.  This look would be perfectly acceptable as a substitute for a typical office suit.

Stella McCartney

The going-out version of the electric blue with neutral palette.

Oscar de la Renta

Very lady-like looks were all over the runways.  Oscar de la Renta is the long reigning King of the lady look.  The criss-cross detail on the bodice makes this look interesting, and the pockets make this grown-up dress young.  The amethyst color is so pretty.

Zac Posen

Color and pattern by the young, and always sophisticated Zac Posen.

Halston

I’m so happy to see one of my favorite labels looking good again…and I love this color!

Bottega Veneta

I saw this in the Bottega Veneta show, and loved the light as air quality of it, and of course the color.  I was pleasantly surprised when Sandra Bullock walked the carpet at the Golden Globes donning this gown.  She was my best-dressed of that evening hands down.

Bottega Veneta

Yellow has become one of my favorite colors recently in both fashion and interiors.  It’s a hard color to wear, so be aware of your skin tone when trying it out.  If you have a more yellow coloring you’ll probably want to stay away from it.  There’s plenty of color out there though.  Blues and purples are a safe choice for almost anyone.

Bottega Veneta

Color shy?  Start out with a bold colored accessory like this yellow clutch.  Fresh white looks sometimes need a dash of color.  Before too long you’ll be wearing head-to-toe color.

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