It’s almost time to shed that sweater — spring is coming, and that means losing the layers. But what lies under your favorite bat-wing, cocoon-style cardigan? Before you leave winter’s dark colors and heavy knits behind, check out some of spring’s most standout trends and get ready for your new wardrobe!
A Splash of Tangerine
This fall, accenting our outfits with bright neons brought light to an otherwise dark color palette. With all the colors of spring, it can be hard to stand out — so enter spring 2012’s hottest hue: tangerine. Charlotte Ronson’s Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear features the bright orange in all of its juicy goodness. Among its more muted neutrals, Alberta Ferretti showcased tangerine midi-length skirts and dresses, while Elie Tahari integrated the bright color into both its dresses as well as sportswear.
It’s hard to pull off an orange monochromatic look without looking like a freshly-squeezed glass of OJ, so throw in neutrals and varying hues. Keep tangerine your priority color by layering a loose-knit, cropped sweater over a sleeveless orange-accented dress. Accessorize with statement wedges and a cherry red bag — the contrasting color offers a visual counterpoint but as a warm color, stays relatively true to the single-hued trend.