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Spring Summer 2011 Color Trends

A new season brings a great variety of changes in terms of fashion. The latest color trends are without a doubt an essential component that must be taken into account as they can offer some interesting insights when it comes to the hottest looks of the moment. Get inspired by the some of the following runways look and update your wardrobe with versatile, trendy hues!

Staying on top of the latest fashion trends is one of the simplest ways to keep our style fresh and interesting. The spring summer season of 2011 is filled with all sorts of style suggestions designed to suit a wide range of tastes and style preferences. With so many style references from the 70s and eclectic prints styles, femininity and elegance seem have taken over the most important runways.

The palette of colors available for the warm seasons of 2011 is far from being restrictive. In fact, infusions of colors can be easily spotted on almost every important runway. From colorful floral and animal prints which are as popular as always, to the color blocking trend which encourages a more daring attitude when it comes to color combining, choosing the right colors is a must in order to be fashionable and stylish this season.

Unsurprisingly, bright,bold hues are dominant. Orange is one of the star colors of the season being spotted in several fashion collections. Carolina Herrera, BCBG Max Azria, Timo Weiland or Marc by Marc Jacobs are just some of the labels which have popularized this color, making it one of the hottest hues of the season. Yellow tones are another fashionable alternative for the spring summer 2011 season. Fashion houses like Carlos Miele, Cynthia Rowley, Tommy Hilfiger, Paul Smith, Victoria Beckham, Christian Dior or Mary Katrantzou presented several different versions of this trend, highlighting the amazing versatility of these tones.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Cynthia Rowley

Timo Weiland

Carlos Miele

Those who are more fond of darker, more intense hues will be pleased to find out that there are plenty of options to choose from as well. From deep cobalt blue tones and navy blue to lighter colors such as cyan or azure, the alternatives are fairly generous. If you are in need for a little style inspiration look no further than the Jason Wu, Rachel Roy, DKNY, Prada or Calvin Klein collections, as you will find plenty of interesting style alternatives to choose from. From formal business attire options to flowy, romantic maxi dresses, blue tones the options available are quite numerous.

Similarly enchanting colors that are a hot choice this season are purple tones. A hue that is often associated with royalty, elegance and refinement, purple has been used quite a lot this spring in a myriad of exciting creations of the most important designers. The Marc Jacobs label is one of the biggest proponents of this trend as it highlights the elegance and femininity that this attention grabbing yet sophisticated color can provide.

Despite the myriad of bright, intense colors that have taken over London, Milan or New York catwalks, white remains one of the most hottest hues of the season. Dolce&Gabbana, Prabal Gurang, Rag & Bone, Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, VPL, Christian Siriano or Alturzarra have all included the all white fashion trend in their collections.

Rachel Roy

Jason Wu

Michael Kors

Marc Jacobs

Carolina Herrera

3.1 Phillip Lim

Neutral tones have not yet lost their popularity, being spotted in numerous collections that have focused on a more classic, timeless look with obvious touches of sobriety in various degrees. Fashion houses such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders, Vena Cava, Proenza Schouler or Alberta Ferreti were the fashion houses that have adopted these conservative hues.

Subtle pink and fuchsia tones are other tones that were used to highlight the femininity of the summerish outfits even more. Angelo Marani, Valentino or Carolina Herrera all included these girlish hues in their collections, in order to add diversity and glamor to their comprehensive collections. All in all, the spring summer 2011 season is more than generous in terms of color palettes so dare to experiment with many flattering hues to keep your look fresh and interesting on a daily basis.

Angelo Marani


Photos via elle.com

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