Spring Fashion Colors

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Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

 

6. Margarita (Pantone color number 14-0116)

This toned down version of a margarita is a subdued yellowish green that lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. The hue reminds one of the classic combination of lime and salt….yum…and just like the combination, using this color should be done in moderation. As a fun fact, the original Margarita was invented in 1948 by socialite Margarita Sames. According to the legend it was during a party at her cliffside hacienda in Acapulco that Margarita began experimenting with ‘the drink’. Looking for something to cut the dust of a hot afternoon, she mixed Tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Her cocktail kept the party going for two weeks and today the Margarita is the #1 most popular cocktail in the U.S. So, the moral of the story ladies is attitude…..So, go ahead, salt and lick my rim….I’m just saying…..

 

 

 

Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

 

 7. Sweet lilac (Pantone color number 14-2808)

Lilacs where I grew up were known as the harbinger of spring. When the lilacs bloomed, all was right in the world! This luxurious, romantic and floral-inspired lavender shade flatters all skin tones. Seen in various fabrics from cotton wovens, silk embellished ruffles and striped jersey knits, this versatile color translates from casual to evening and is perfectly soft and pretty. One can’t help but think of Mila Kunis’ stunning lilac Elie Saab dress at the Oscars as a catalyst for spring’s soft purple hues. I love that the super flattering hue is richer than a typical pastel ‘cuz it might energize you to play with lilac’s trademark sweetness to vamp it up a bit with edgier pieces to add some punch to your look. Sweet yes, but sassy, hell yes!…..I’m just saying….

Tomorrow

 

Driftwood (Pantone color number 18-1210)

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