Diane von Furstenberg Shows Us How To Wear Spring Brights

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Fashion's biggest and best spring collections are luminous this season with the popularity of a bold, bright color palette. But, keep in mind fashionistas, there are a few tricks to pulling off this trend to avoid looking like a bad 1980s spring breaker.

The first rule is you really only want to play up one piece at a time. Wear a neon blouse, but anchor it with a grey or nude colored skirt. Neons and neutrals pair beautifully together and make the look appropriate for daytime and even office friendly!

Diane Von Furstenberg's spring collection illustrates this beautifully. Now, keep in mind, this is not a look for the weak of heart, so when it comes to accessories, you might as well go all out with a bold, patterned bag OR shoe - but not both.

I love bright yellow or pink paired with a leopard or snakeskin clutch and a nude colored shoe. Or vice versa, a bold blue or green paired with a patterned shoe and a nude colored clutch. The one hint of nude will anchor the rest of the edgy look.

When it comes to selecting a hue, you want to go with a color that compliments your skin tone and this can be tricky. To play it safe, look for brights in jewel tone palettes - such as emerald, cobalt, mustard and purple - as these colors flatter most complexions.

Lastly, be sure to wear a pair of killer sunglasses, as you're going to be shining bright.

Kristi Brooks

Upon completion of her degree in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise (FIDM), Kristi Brooks worked in the wardrobe departments for celebrity entertainment programs such as Entertainment Tonight and The Insider as well as The Hallmark Channel network. In addition, Kristi has been a style contributor for E! News and TV Guide Channel, along with several local network morni...(Read More)

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