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Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Spring 2013

Every season at the beginning of fashion week, Pantone releases its predictions of what 10 shades will be the most popular on the runways. The feeling for spring? Practical colors, particularly nautical-inspired blues, and Pop Art-inspired shades, such as pale lemon and chartreuse green, are going to be big news. Here’s the full spectrum for spring 2013… 0906-pantone-spring-2013-colors_fa.jpg Taking Tangerine Tango‘s place as the “It” color of the season is Monaco Blue, which the Pantone Color Institutes’’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, touted for its picturesque-meets-practical qualities in an interview with WWD. “There is sort of a stop-the-world-I-want-to-get-off feeling. People want dependably stable colors,” Eiseman said. Pantone-2013-Spring-Color-ReportWhich of these spring 2013 hues do you hope to see become a big color trend on the runways this week? Which one would you be most likely to wear?

Spain Street Style: The Necessary Shades with a Pop of Color

spain styleHave a color-block dress in your closet and don’t know how to wear it? Think of paring it with neutrals to let that color really stand out.  Gray is best worn with shades of brown and gold against a beige background richly completes the look. 

Bold colors are not meant to be ignored so it’s discouraging to find the right colors to pair the rest of the ensemble.  Not for Spanish student, Haley Carloni. Her gray heals match well with her trench coat and the laces dress down the look making it class appropriate. 

As seen on Christian Dior‘s spring runway, a thin belt makes for a classy accessory and a statement when worn with a weather-permitting scarf.

Haley’s lime green pop of color stands out from her black tights and peaks through her soft colored trench coat reminding us all that the warm days of spring are just around the corner.  


Signed, Shendi

Spain Style Correspondent 

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