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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Goodbye Black, Hello Color?

Goodbye black, hello color? Not so much.

Fact is, it is all about colors this Spring, duh. However, this season is somewhat different than the past Spring seasons. It's not just about shoving the blacks to the back of the closet (sob) and awkwardly trying to incorporate oddly vibrant colors (barely short of shocking, in comparison to the blacks we got used to during the past Winter months) and an array of whites into our wardrobe.

This Spring is all about welcoming new, bolder than ever colors - not just brights, but new bold pastels; mint green, soft corals, etc. - and incorporating them into your blacks.

Yes, you know I love this!

Perhaps this is more of a "Pre-Spring movement" to get us ready for the full on whites and brights, but I'll take it while it's here.

Black pieces here to stay; structured blazers, blouses, skinny "Audrey Hepburn"-esque trousers, lace tights, bandeau skirt, shift dresses.

Black pieces to pack away; heavy leather jackets, boots, scarves (only color allowed!), drapey tunics.

A good rule of thumb for choosing the right pieces of black to layer is using black that can be layered with color, not the other way around.

For example, if you have a black tunic, black lace tights, and black booties, exchange the tunic out with something colored...perhaps the shoes as well.

Another example, if you have a black jacket, black bandeau, and black blouse, keep the bandeau skirt and incorporate a great colorful piece to layer (either the blouse or jacket) over the bandeau.

Your black staples can stay, too many black accents can go!

This gives you so many different options with how you want to manage your black, you can't even bother to complain.

The following are a few fabulous and new, Spring colored pieces I invite you to bring to play fashionably next to your blacks...

Maiyet Jacquard Shorts

ChloƩ Madeleine Tote

Casadei Peep Toe Pump

Deborah Marquit Demi Bra

Deborah Marquit Lace Bikini Brief

Federica Rettore Tanzanite & Opal Ring

ChloƩ Ruffle Waist Dress

theyskens' theory Ascent Skinny Belt

Balenciaga Arena Espadrilles

Yves Saint Laurent Cut Away Poppy Romper

Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Moist Glow

Iosselliani Crystal & Stone Bangle

Jil Sander Leather Clutch

Christian Louboutin Lady Peep

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