Trending: Bold Brights

Go bold or go home. Spring 2011 may be popping with prints, florals, and stripes, but the real standout is vibrant color. Think deep cobalt blue, eye-popping pink, rich kelly green, and over-the-top orange. This season’s fashionista is bold at heart and pairs two or more bold colors together for a real runway look, a la vintage Yves Saint Laurent. If neutrals are more your style, pair one bold block of color with black or white, just like Paris Hilton did with her pop pink Naven mini. And if you really want to ease into the trend, try at least one bold accessory like a cobalt blue pump or fucshia clutch. But ladies, please don’t go home without some color. Be beautiful. Go bold.

1. Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Sleeveless Cutout Back Dress ($275)
A dress is perhaps the easiest way to go bold. Take the guesswork out of dressing and throw this no-brainer bright on with wedges for a day out on the town. Just as gorgeous coming as going, this modern shirt dress has a stunning cutout back.

2. Naven Pleated Skinny Mini Skirt ($139)
Pop! goes the mini skirt. Showcase your favorite asset, just like Paris did, with a bright pop of color. Keep the rest basic black and white so that your best feature really shines.

3. J Brand 11” Ankle Skinny Jean ($176)
The most fun thing to happen to denim since stretch! You can now find denim in every hue, shade, and color of the rainbow. Kim Kardashian was out in a cobalt blue pair of skinnies last week…what will be your signature shade?

4. Thayer Flow Tank ($171)
Go with the flow. Layer this breezy bit of summer sky over your bikini, tuck it into your flares or pair it with white denim. All of a sudden, it’s vacation time…

5. Dolce Vita Apple Pump ($149)
Made for spring 2011, Dolce Vita’s Apple Pump has everything we’re looking for: rich cobalt blue color, wood soles, seventies-inspiration, and sexy peep toes. The perfect ending for any outfit.

6. ASOS Belted Kimono Top ($44)
So fresh with a pair of white hot flares, so flirty with shorts, this kelly green kimono top pairs well with the staples already in your closet. Young at any age, a flowy top like this one complements every shape with its cinched waist.