Spring Preview: Pretty Color Takes Center Stage

Thursday, January 19, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Rodarte - Spring 2012 RTW
Springtime ushers in new beginnings. The symbolism of pastel colors and colors swirled together parallel the spring surrounding. Imagine a variety of colors blended together in harmony to create a lovely spring feeling.

My first color swirl is the show Mad Men's dream dress. This dress, the classic updo, and red lipstick recreate the '50s elegant look. I love colorful silk dresses because the pattern and fabric go hand in hand. Since silk sits beautifully, this feminine dress will flow gracefully.

Milly Bridget Circle Skirt Dress

→ Buy the Milly Bridget Circle Skirt Dress, $385.00, at bloomingdales.com.

This next showcase is a simple v-neck that looks like it was hit with different paint colors. I love the long, loose look of this v-neck. The different pastel colors will go well with this season's accessories and you can wear it comfortably with skinny jeans. Bedazzle this shirt with some bold statement pieces from the season.

Anthropologie Painted V-Neck Shirt

→ Buy the Anthropologie Painted V-Neck Shirt, $58.00, at anthropologie.com.

Speaking of color, try this sexy ladylike block dress with 3 different surprisingly complimentary colors. The bright pink, red, and peach colors block off different parts of the dress to create a retro look. The ruched detail gives it a flattering curve hugging appearance.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Debra Color-Blocked Dress

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Debra Color-Blocked Dress, $248.00, at bcbg.com.

Keeping it in the BCBG family, I am obsessed with this bright yellow necklace. Citrus colors are definitely back in action this spring and, as usual, I love every item that reminds me of a lemon twist. This draped vine necklace with glass seed beads is absolutely stunning and will liven up an already bright outfit. Combine it with emerald green (as shown) or with this season's pinks and reds.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Draped Vine Necklace

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Draped Vine Necklace, $58.00, at bcbg.com.

My next item is sticking to my yellow fetish while fulfilling my handbag addiction. Tory Burch's Norah Large satchel is hot! It's a polished, sophisticated handbag that's appropriate for work and big enough for the business weekend travelers. Stash your essentials and more in this classic bag.

Tory Burch Norah Large Satchel

→ Buy the Tory Burch Norah Large Satchel, $525.00, at toryburch.com.

Ending with a bang, check out the chain dress by Michael Kors. It's over the top with a classic style to soften up its wild print. The covered up, animalistic dress is bold and perfect for a springtime date with girlfriends. Every season needs animal print, and this, ladies, is Spring's animal side.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Chain Tie Dress

→ Buy the MICHAEL Michael Kors Chain Tie Dress, $120.00, at michaelkors.com.

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.