Spring Fashion: Bold & Bright Color

Thursday, January 22, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Vibrant Warm Printed Mini Dresses by Custo Barcelona
Custo Barcelona Printed Mini Dress

$82.80 (was $92-- save 10%!)
Available at: edressme.com

Bold, bright colors are everywhere for spring. In order to be different, this year fashion has taken a quick twist to no rules. Some girls love it, but some of us are stuck not knowing what to buy. It seems that the upcoming spring season has decided to go for ‘80s inspired clothing with a major twist-- diagonals and a lot of funky prints. Python has come back in a new way and bright colors are being paired together, and it looks flashy and daring. It wasn’t my idea, but I’m starting to see some great things coming from this crazy “no rules” trend.

Although there are hundreds of things to choose from for the spring season, it is always those eye-popping dresses that get me. When the weather is warm and breezy it’s nice to have a fun, bright dress to wear. No matter what occasion, you’ll feel like your strolling along in the sand. You can also pair it with some killer chunky shoes, because it’s all about mixing and matching the bold with even bolder accessories.

Bebe Zebra Enamel Bracelet
Bebe Zebra Enamel Bracelets

Available at: bebe.com

This brings me to my first item: a sexy Vibrant Warm Printed Mini Dress from Custo Barcelona, which I adore. This dress is eye-staining fun. The color combination-- the orange tones with blue-purple-- is beautiful and very in tune with the spring 2009 runways. I like how the hint of yellow smoothes out the bolder colors-- it settles the dress. The baby blue rope belt that cinches the waist adds a touch of femininity. I love the fact that the blue belt is unlike an ordinary belt by being a braided rope. Style is all about diversifying and Custo has always been good about updating their bohemian, laid back style by adding surprise sexiness to their soft clothing. Custo Barcelona clothing can look odd on the hanger, but—wow-- do they transform into something radiant and striking once on.

Michael Kors Turquoise Cuff Bracelet Watch
Michael Kors Turquoise Watch

Available at: nordstrom.com

My next fun find is smaller and will be an add-on to your spring wardrobe. This upcoming season is all about chunky looks, bold accessorizing and going all out with every part of your body. So, I think these Zebra Enamel Bracelets from Bebe will be fun to have because they will be excellent for pairing with other cuffs or bracelets, especially different color combinations. These bracelets are available in watermelon gold, which I love, Green Isle, and purple-- all of these colors are part of the cool group for spring. So get one set or a couple to layer together to get the fun, ready-to-rise summer attitude. I like the idea of getting a set of 5 different mix and match bracelets.

My last hot item would go great with the Bebe bracelets. This gorgeous Michael Kors Turquoise Cuff Bracelet Watch is astounding! The watch is over the top hot, just what fashion is demanding from all of us. With sparkling stones all over and bright turquoise it’s very sophisticated and bold. It won’t be hard to tell time with this watch on. Odds are you’ll always be glancing at it anyway.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.