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Color Spotlight: Emerald

November 16th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Color Color Color, inspiration, trends

color spotlight: emerald

Today’s color spotlight is one of my favorite up-and-coming colors:  Emerald.  I am not sure if it’s because it reminds me of my favorite musical of all time, but I just really love this unexpected green hue.  I have seen emerald popping up here and there in my favorite blogs and magazines – however I expect it is going to emerge as a big player in the next couple seasons to come.  What do you think?  Do you love emerald too?

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Color Spotlight: Teal

November 1st, 2011 by alex | 1 Comment | Filed in Color Color Color, trends

color spotlight: teal


Happy November!  Hard to believe that it’s already November – the holidays will be here before we know it!  Today’s color spotlight is one of my favorite hues for fall – Teal.  If you love turquoise, this is a great way to infuse that hue for fall/winter temps.  Click on the Polyvore set above to view more information about each item.

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Bright Basics

October 20th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Color Color Color, Outfit Inspiration

This fall add a little pop to your wardrobe with some brightly colored basics.  All you need is one bright piece to liven up your outfit.  Here are some ideas below…

bright basics

1.  Add some pop with a bright skirt.  Perfect for pairing with tights and boots this fall.

2.  This yellow pea coat packs a pop of color.

3.  An everyday bag in a bright hue makes it anything but boring.

4.  A bright scarf is the easiest way to layer on some color.

5.  Fun colored flats will add a little extra skip in your step.

6.  Give your basic cable knit sweater a fresh update with an unexpected color.

click on the image above to be taken to the Polyvore set with the product sources.

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Seeing Red

October 17th, 2011 by alex | 1 Comment | Filed in Color Color Color, trends

Red is emerging as a really popular and strong color this fall.  Liven up your everyday look with a splash of red this season.  I especially love that fun dress and nail color.

Seeing Red



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Trendy for Fall – Color Inspiration

August 31st, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Color Color Color

Back in June we shared the Pantone Color forecast for Fall 2011.  Now, since fall is just about here I thought I would look back on that post and compare it to what is being offered by popular designers and retailers.  Always fun to see which colors were clearly the most inspirational for the season.  I decided to do a bit of a round-up of some of the biggest trends that I am seeing right now.

1.  Mustard.  I have been seeing this everywhere from Forever21 to Jcrew and beyond.  It’s definitely a bold color, and I love how it’s being offered in everything from apparel to accessories.

2.  Terra-cotta orange.  This neutral spin on orange is definitely a must for fall.  I love how it sort of brings in that vintage 70′s vibe. 

3.  Red.  The classic red is back in a big way.  Bold red lipstick, denim, accessories, you name it.  Here are two of my favorite ways to wear red

4.  Turquoise.  Keep it fall-friendly with neutral accents.  Like Navy, taupes and cognac leather

5.  Taupe.  This season I see a huge trend in taupe-hued accessories, nail color, etc…

Oh, and Leopard of course.  Can Leopard be considered a color?  I hope so!

Which colors are you excited to debut this fall?

all images found on my Pinterest board here.



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Fourth Fashion

June 28th, 2011 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Fashion and Style

The fourth weekend is right around the corner!  What better excuse to break out all of your favorite stripes in classic red, white and blue.  Below I compiled some fun pieces that would be perfect for a fourth of july celebration in the sun.  Just add SPF!

Fourth of July Fashion

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Trend to Inspire – Color Blocking

June 2nd, 2011 by alex | 1 Comment | Filed in Color Color Color, Outfit Inspiration

One of my favorite fashion trends that I have seen in magazines and around the blogosphere this season is Color Blocking.  Basically this means taking two bold and unrelated colors and mixing them together to create an outfit statement.  While the models in the above picture are definitely taking the trend to the extreme, I have seen many fashion and style bloggers pull off this trend in very wearable ways.

When done right color blocking can be a fun way to liven up an everyday outfit, while using pieces you probably already have in your closet – but just never thought of putting together.  Below I have complied a few of my favorite color blocked outfits that I found around Pinterest.  I hope I have inspired you to give this look a try at home!  Check out my full Pinterest board for more inspiration.  Tip – if you are new to the art of color blocking I would suggest doing a bright piece (like a skirt) and pairing it with a neutral color top and then add in the contrast color with bright-hued accessories – voila – instant color block!

{all images via pinterest}

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Pantone Color Guide: Fall 2011

June 1st, 2011 by alex | 4 Comments | Filed in Color Color Color

After yesterday’s post about our Back to School video here, I have had some fall thoughts on the mind.  Even though these 90 degree temperatures would indicate that clearly we are on the brink of summer, I thought I would interrupt our regularly scheduled warm weather posting to look forward to Fall.

Below is the color forecast for Fall 2011 from Pantone.  As you can see some of our favorites (ahem, Honeysuckle) will be moving forward into Fall, and some other hues are just darker interpretations of some Spring color picks.

One of my favorite things about these color profiles are the drawings that Pantone publishes on their site by top fashion designers.  If they ever compiled these into a coffee table book I would totally buy it!

{images via pantone}

I suppose we will just have to wait to see how all of the designers and retailers incorporate this color direction into their collections and offerings come fall.  You can hop on over to our website to see how RIU is bringing in some of these fun shades into their new Back To School/Fall prints here.

What color are you most excited to see for the Fall season?  Discuss away in the comments!

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Spring Color Trends

April 11th, 2011 by alex | 1 Comment | Filed in Color Color Color

(images via refinery29)

Honeysuckle, Orange, Yellow, Aqua.  What do all of these colors have in common?  Why they are the 4 most inspiring colors for Spring 2010!  Since now the majority of the US is in Spring Mode, (80 degrees in Chicago last weekend?!  Insane.) I thought I would share some of the great colors that are inspiring the latest apparel, jewelry, bags, etc…  Above is our Runway inspiration looks and below you will find the more attainable and wearable “real way” pieces.  What is your favorite new shade for Spring?

(dress, clutch, beach bag, shoes, necklace, scarf, tank)

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Spotlight On: Spring 2011 Color Trends via Pantone

September 13th, 2010 by alex | No Comments | Filed in Spotlight On

NYC Mercedes Benz Fashion week is in full swing and Pantone has given us color aficionados some eye candy in the form of their Top 10 Picks for the most forward colors for Spring 2011!  I am in serious love with all of these colors – but my favorites would have to be Blue Curacao, Lavender and Honeysuckle.  Word has it a lot of these shades made it into the RIU Spring 2011 print collection – and I can’t wait until I can show you all what we have in the plans.  Soon enough my dears, soon enough!  What are your favorites out of the Pantone 2011 Spring picks?

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